The Farmer left early Tuesday morning with a trailer load of cows and headed for the Ohio State Fair. He exhibited the cattle in the open class Guernsey show; heifers on Friday and the milking cows on Saturday. This is an annual journey for him, his vacation, as he calls it. He returned home late Saturday evening.
This means, while he is gone, I'm in charge of the farm! I am very thankful that the work went smoothly this year; no sick cows or problems with calving; no problems with the milker motor or vacuum pump. No storms that knocked the electric off line. The only problem, the belt that turns the reel on the haybine shredded so I didn't get the hayfield mowed, but that was a minor irritation.
My biggest challenge was getting up at 4:30 am every morning! I was really dragging in the evening, so my slow, before bedtime stitching didn't happen every evening. But I did manage to get the stems and the bias ring on the block.
I hope to have the rest of the block finished by next Sunday, but we might possibly have a new grandson arriving this week which will change the applique process.
There was NO sewing on the sewing machine this week, but I did do a bit of prep work for a sewing project. Perhaps I will have something to show you next post.
I hope you all have a peaceful week.
I'm linking to Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching, Quilting is More Fun than Housework, Em's Scrapbag, Love Laugh Quilt, Esther's Wednesday WOW!, Sew Fresh Quilts, Silly Mom Quilts, My Quilt Infatuation, Confessions of a Fabric Addict.