Sunday, March 8, 2009

Chinese Coins and Excitment On The Farm!

Hunter is sick once again! He was sick last week and started getting over that and then on Friday the school called. Hunter was very sick so I picked him up and took him to the doctor. He had the rotovirus. Very sick little boy but he seems to be feeling a lot better. Still running to the bathroom and is weak but better than what he was.

Saturday we had to make a trip to town, we stopped by Tractor Supply and Hunter found a basket for Strawberries. He wanted to plant and grow them so I could not turn him down, it's not like it was a toy or something and it was only $5. When we got home we got the seeds planted and now we just have to wait to see if they grow. He was a very happy little boy!

Here is a quilt that I had started probably 10 yrs ago and finished the piecing last year. Just one of those UFO's that I kept putting off doing. Not a fancy quilt but still a nice one, it is called "Chinese Coins" It measures to be a full-size bed quilt. I love the heavy quilting that she did on it not a bad job for $20 huh? Anyway, I have the binding attached to the front now and need to sew it down on the backside. Hopefully I can work on that on and off this week!

I have spent a lot of time outside this weekend. It has been so nice and near 80 degrees! Here is the maple tree that is in my front yard, it is starting to bud out! The animals are loving this weather! Speaking of animals....

I mentioned the other day about Beauma our mare that is about to foal. Well she is due around April 2 so by that she has 25 more days but.....she should have it SOON! I know I am going into great detail but this is just life on a farm. Her vulva is VERY relaxed and she lost her mucus plug earlier today. So just like a woman the birth should come fairly soon. If she has it tomorrow she will have it on my birthday!! :) Here are some photos of her today.

Here you can see how big her belly is! She is miserable!

And if you look real close in this photo you can see that her teats are waxing! Another sign that the birth is near.

This is the proud "Dad To Be" his name is Bullet!

While I was out taking photos, I took this one of Storm too! He is my baby! This is the one that the boys won on during the horse show in the "racking" class.
On the way back in the house I snapped a photo of a couple chickens! Lots more animals on the farm but I will save them for another day.
I think I will sit and work on my quilt to keep me from pacing the floor over Beauma! Would this make me a GRANDMOTHER since I consider all of these animals my babies!?! Hopefully my next post I will be showing a colt!


Ann J said...

Oh!! What a wonderful birthday present if the foal arrives tomorrow ! Whatever happens, have a 'Happy Birthday' and a great time!!....Luv AJ

Anonymous said...

The chinese coin quilt is very pretty! One more quilt done, and a finish for March!
Happy Bithday for tomorrow!!

Amelia said...

The horses are so pretty...yes it would be neat if Beauma had her baby on your

Here is hoping Hunter gets to feeling better...and stays well!

Have a wonderful week.

Michelle said...

All of your pictures are beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I love your quilt. How pretty. Not everything has to be complicated. I think sometimes, some of the more simple ones are the ones I love the best.

Happy birthday tomorrow!

Julia said...

The chinese coin quilt is very pretty...nice to have one finished.
Only $20. that was good!
sorry to read Huinter is sick, hope he's feeling better by now..
Horses are beautiful animals..
Julia ♥

BlueRidge Boomer said...

I've been working on a method to "quilt as you go " a Chinese coin quilt alllllll day!! Can't seem to get the strips to work out even.....but, i haven't given up yours!!


BlueRidge Boomer said...

I've been working on a method to "quilt as you go " a Chinese coin quilt alllllll day!! Can't seem to get the strips to work out even.....but, i haven't given up yours!!


Yvette said...

$20 is unbelievable! What a nice job too.

Poor Beauma, she looks miserable. I hope she has a speedy labor.

Luntville said...

I love the chinese coin pattern. It's beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I hope you get a colt for your birthday!

Sandi said...

I was late in reading this so happy birthday and I hope the new baby arrives in time to share birthday. So sorry for Hunter we just finished rotovirus with my 2 year old grandson and it was AWFUL....... By the way did you really say that you had the quilt done for $20? If so what a lovely job and a special price :)

Ruth's Place said...

I love your Chinese Coin quilt!

You won the giveaway on my blog, so drop me a note with your postal address and I'll pop your prize in the mail.

Gina said...

Great Quilt.

I hope Hunter feels better soon. It's horrible to be ill at his age.
Good luck with the foaling hen the time is due

Love and hugs Gina xxx

QuiltedSimple said...

happy birthday......grandma! hehe. I miss having foals it's been 6 years? since our last one.....and 80's? I'm jealous. We had 70's saturday and rain and 50's yesterday! Have a great day - hope Hunter is feeling better!

Bethany said...

How exciting! I hope Beauma has an easy labor/delivery ad all goes well.

Guðrún said...

Happy birthday dear Kristie.

Chocolate Cat said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday! Looking forward to seeing the photos of the new baby, hope it all goes smoothly.

countrychicken said...

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Hope its a good day- hope that baby comes..

Jacky O said...

Happy Birthday! I was born at 12:50 pm, how about you?
I can't wait to see photos of the colt!!
I love the Chinese Coins! You make such beautiful quilts!!
How is Hunter? I hope he gets well soon :)
Have a great day!!
Jacky O