Monday, October 21, 2013

Thanking God and Quilting...

 I promise that there are some quilting photos in this post!  LOL!  A very picture heavy post.  This is my second post today and I usually don't do that but I wanted my earlier post of my sister's wedding posted by itself as I thought she deserved her own post.  :)

Anyway....Friday we had been on the road most of the day.  That evening we took the boys by the Haunted House, Corn Maze, and shot some zombies with paintball guns.  LOL!  We had a blast with the boys.  So late that night we were on our way home and driving on a two lane blacktop road and we were all just talking and then all of a sudden Richard hits the guardrail!  It felt like it was happening in slow motion!  I was like, "hey stupid, why are we wrecking?"  LOL!  I couldn't figure it out!  :)  BTW...I love him to death but I always call him stupid, just playing around.  
We didn't have any steering at all!!  It was a little freaky!  Anyway the tie rod end fell out under the front of the Jeep!  Thank God it happened where it did.  If we had been on the 4 lane road or in a curve things would have been much different.  

We rode against the guardrail for 50-60ft before getting stopped.  As you can see it just scuffed up the plastic fenders and did not touch the metal.  Oh and busted one tiny light, nothing major. 
 We were sitting in the road with no steering, after dark and right over a small hill so it was hard to see us.  Instantly Richard had us all to get out of the Jeep and get across the guardrail so that we would be out of the way if someone hit us.  A few people passed us by but then a friend of Andrew's stopped and he works with the fire dept so he turned his truck around, turned his lights one and stopped traffic and flagged them around us. 
 My little redneck husband, that I love with all of my heart and I am so glad that he knows how to do everything.  He got underneath the Jeep and saw that the tie rod end fell out actually it was the pin.  He got back in the Jeep and found a clothes hanger with a metal top.  He broke it and used that as a pin and we drove it home!  LOL!!!!  Of course, that was just temporary so Sunday morning we had to go buy a new part and he changed it out and all is fine now!  It scared us all at first but then we realized that all was fine but Hunter cried most of the night, it scared him so bad.  I felt so sorry for him.  

While I was out there taking photos I snapped this one of my license plate.  If you have read my blog for a long time you will know that I had a precious mule so that is why I have this plate.  :)
 I promised some quilting so here it is....
 LOL!  Life has been so crazy for the past couple of months getting ready for the wedding so quilting was put on the back burner for a while.  This evening I did go upstairs and quilt a few passes on this quilt.  My thread broke so I just stopped.  :)  I'll work on it more tomorrow.  I love this quilt!  I actually made it for my bed but now I can't make up my mind if I am going to keep it or try to sell it.  Christmas is coming up so I could use the extra cash.  :)

Sadly this is the cleanest part of my quilt studio.  :(  I figure I will clean a little between the machine quilting and eventually get it back in order.  
Oh and a friend of mine down the road gave me some fabric that needs pressed as it was just crammed in the bag.  There are long pieces that would be great for borders but only about 18 inches wide.  I will get them pressed and put them away. 
Now on to some farm stuff...

Today Mammy turned 11 weeks old and she weighs in at 24lbs.  She is a firecracker!!!  So much energy she is hard to keep up with.  I love her so much and she has brought me such joy. 
 I have chickens but my sister has chickens and ducks.  She has so many eggs.  She sells some and gives a bunch to family.  Richard likes the duck eggs as they are extremely healthy for you.  I didn't realize that they are actually good for cancer patients too.  So she brings me this big flat of eggs up and can you see that big one in the center? 
 That thing was huge!!!  I kept thinking...poor duck!  LOL!   So I get it out to take this photo.  The big duck egg, in the center is a regular duck egg and on the right is a green chicken egg which is just a hair smaller than a regular duck egg. 
I wondered if it was double yolked like some of the chicken eggs are, but I never got to find that out as I was putting them in the refrigerator I dropped the whole flat and busted them all!!!!  :(  Do you know what a mess that 2.5 dozen eggs make in the floor????  

That is all for tonight!  I do plan on getting back to blogging regularly.  I've noticed that the comments have started to decline and I'm sorry that I have been slacking lately.  


Janet O. said...

What a blessing your accident was not more serious, Kristie. Thank God, as well, for that "redneck" husband who knows how to fix things with just a wire hanger. What, no duct tape? : )
Oh, how sad about the eggs. I can imagine the mess. No fun cleaning that up!

ruthsplace said...

I'm so glad to hear that you are OK! And that the damage to your car wasn't worse. Car accidents can be quite traumatic, my little one was out of sorts for a few weeks after our fender bender.

Terry said...

Wow! Your car accident could have been so much worse! I'm glad you're all OK! And I'm glad you had the egg mess to clean up and not me! LOL

Deb A said...

so glad you are ok. Love that quilt on the frame - you have such skill at putting colors together.

Texan said...

Glad all is okay after your Jeep incident! Now I have to go look up Duck eggs and Cancer patients, you have me very curious.