Monday, July 28, 2008

Another Day On The Layne Farm!

Here are a couple more blocks to my Love Letters quilt. I think these bring me to a total of 26 Love Letter blocks and still 55 Diary blocks!

Jumped up this morning and rushed around to fix breakfast! Seemed like I was running late all morning. Richard has been home from work since last Wednesday evening. His work truck is down and they don't have an extra one for him to drive. But that is okay because he is still getting paid for it!!!! Anyway, I love him being home, but were I'm not used to it, it throws my routine completely off!!!!

So I rush off to my quilt guild meeting with Hunter in tow. Had a great time there. So many talented ladies. Talked about several projects that we have planned, then next one in August is a Stack-n-wack 4 patch.

Here are some photos that I took at guild this morning. I think I would like to make this quilt, I have a ton of scraps and this would be a great way to use some of them up. The lady standing there in blue is the one who made it. And if you look real close you will see my Civil War Diary and Love Letter blocks on the table behind it.
These are some photos of our Mystery Quilt that we did a few months ago. I still haven't finished mine. I really need to get back to that.
I think this one is Brenda's. I was sooooooooo pretty, she embroidered bugs and butterflies on it! It really made a difference in the quilt.
I left quilt guild expecting to come home and have to unload several rolls of hay. I pulled in the driveway and the hay was unloaded, walked in the house and I got a big shock!!!!! Andrew was running the vacuum and Richard was running water to do the breakfast dishes!!! Now, Richard and I have been together over 8 years and this is the first time I have ever saw him in the kitchen for anything except to get into the refrigerator!!!! It's not that he doesn't think he should do any housework, it's just that he works 16-18 hours a day so that I can be home with the kids, so I just feel that all the housework should be my responsibility! I know it is silly, but I got really upset, I jumped in and done the dishes. I said if you all do my job then what am I needed for??? So then I got this big lecture from him and the boys about how important that I am to them and I'm not just needed to clean the house! I guess I was just being whinny! You know how moody we ladies get from time to time! :) But I'm over all of that now!

So now all the housework is finished and we took the boys to pick apples!!!

This is an apple tree down by the pond. We picked about three 5 gallon buckets full, for now. There are still plenty, and I will get them later. With the ones that I got today, I am peeling them and putting them in the freezer for apple pies and fried apples. When I go back later and load up, I plan on making apple butter, applesauce, and apple jelly! Right now, I only have 4 quarts cut up and in the freezer, just taking a break, my fingers are cramping!!!

Anyway, I'm off!! I think I will sew a block or two before I get back to my apples!!!



Guðrún said...

How nice of your men to help with the cleaning.

Gina said...

I know what you mean. My routine flies out of the window when mal stays home aswell. As much as I love the fact that Mal helps me with the housework when he's home it always feels like its a slight towards me.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

QuiltedSimple said...

Routines are history when the men are around - in every way. How do you freeze your apples? Do you do anything to them? Love the quilts from your guild meeting.

Norma said...

There is a great applesauce recipe on my blog somewhere..made in the microwave. It freezes really nice. Will have to wait until fall for our apples though.

You make such good progress on your quilting every day! Looking forward to seeing those quilts finished here soon.

Lurline's Place said...

Ordering MORE fabric, Kristie? I did one little block on my CWLL re-start today - looking good!
Apples - my favourite fruit.
Quilty hugs - Lurline.

Connie said...

Ooooh apples--to me, that means apple crisp with a lot of oatmeal used in the crisp part! Like you, I handle all the housey stuff--hubby works too hard most days. I don't mind it--maybe because my Mom was pretty traditional in that way, too. Might be a generational thing for me too--I'm 44, and some of my much younger (like early 30s) sisters-in-law think I'm out of my mind. They EXPECT their hubbies to do a lot of housework. To each their own I guess!

Sara said...

Don't you love it when the guys chip in! I am surrounded so its really nice when they voluntarily do something without me yelling about it! Thanks for congrats comments to J. He is just on Cloud 9 still and probably will be for the rest of the week! Love the blocks and the quilt quild pics!

Vanessa said...

I loved your photos, you have some talented quilters in your guild! I know what you mean about using up all the apples ..... I have the same problem with citrus fruit. It is fun preserving though!