Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Quilts, Kids, and Animals!

Today I finally opened my roll of quilt batting! The past few weeks, I have been matching quilt tops with some backings, so today I started cutting my batting for them. I cut 10 battings for full and queen size tops! And still have a lot of batting left. I will cut more as I need it. I plan on purchasing a frame and machine to quilt my own and my frame will have a pole for batting storage but I will not be storing it on there for awhile. See, I will be setting my frame up in the new house and don't really want to leave the roll of batting out there so that it will get all dusty with the sawing, cutting and building going on in the house. So as of right now, I have 10 ready to go! That is 10 out of 74!!! Still a long way to go, but at least it is a start!

Now on to other news! Hunter came home today with a little award from school. He is 6 and in the 1st grade. It was for reading, they test them all every few months and the national average for his age is to read 23 words per minute. That may not seem like alot but that is what the paper said. He read 57!!! I am always proud of my boys no matter what, but he was a very happy little boy today!

Here is Andrew with his Beagle, Scary!!! This is the dog that has one blue eye and one brown eye!!! He is a wonderful little dog and only about 6 months old.

Here he is with one of his stags, a young rooster. It is a million dollar blue, that is the breed, but of course it did not cost a million! He loves his animals and enjoys spending time with them all.

This is Beauma!!! She doesn't really look that big in the photo but she is due to foal around the first of April! I just can't wait! Of course, we want a stud so it will probably be a filly. No matter what it is, we will love it just the same! I know I showed this photo of Smokey before but he is just so cute! Anyway Monday I had a lady to call and asked to breed to him. She has a toy poodle too and has been trying to find one as small has hers to breed to. So he had a little girlfriend to come over yesterday! :) Know what I mean! So after them doing the deed several times hopefully there will be puppies around April 21, close to that. We get pick of the litter! Not sure what I will do with another puppy, but if I can get it away from the boys without them having a fit on me, I may sell it. It will be very tiny, she is only 3 lbs and he is 3 1/2 lbs. So we will be counting the days down....
After I got off the phone with the lady Monday evening, Chantal came out and trimmed his hair up around his face. As you can see in the photo it is bushy so she cut it close and he looks so cute.


countrychicken said...

Sounds like you are having a busy week. Just what we need at this time of the year - when we are all waiting for a weather change. Sounds like you have 2 boys to be proud of.

Amelia said...

You have been one busy lady...but then again you are all the time.

Sara said...

Great job Hunter! What an accomplishment. I like seeing the pictures of your boys and your animals. You should be very proud of them! Keeping busy as usual I see!

Anonymous said...

The poodle is so tiny, that puppy will be hard to give up, once the boys see it-it's theirs!!
Tell Hunter we said he did great!
Andrew is looking more and more like a young man instead of a teen, they grow up so quick!!

Yvette said...

You know, those tiny poodles fetch $1500.00 here. That could be your quilt frame and machine. LOL!!!

I love the Beagle pup, so adorable!!

You were very productive cutting all that batting. Are you going to pin baste all those quilts too?

Gina said...

Well done Hunter. Keep up the love of reading.

Love the photos of Andrew with his animals. The rooster is fabulous.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Ruth's Place said...

Congrats to Hunter!

I love seeing pictures of all your animals.

Can't wait to see some of your quilted quilts, no pressure of course :)

Cindy said...

Kristie, I just LOVE reading your blog. You have such an interesting, inspiring life - everything that I love. Just yesterday I was watching my DIL practicing roping some calves a few steer. We're such animal people and so much of your blog is devoted to animals that I always look forward to your post.

And, of course, needless to say, the quilting which is dear to my heart.

QuiltedSimple said...

Sounds like you've got a LOT going on - congrats on the reading award!!! I can't wait to see the foal and the new pupppy, if the deed was done good. LOL. Have a great day!

Rhonda said...

Hooray for Hunter with the reading award........and girlfriend.....all that cutting of the batting....WOW!
You are so like me. I too, have loads of quilt top. They are my passion....Take care.

Luntville said...

75 Quilt tops! What an accomplishment. I hope you are able to get them quilted soon. They will be so much prettier when done.

Guðrún said...

Congratulations to Hunter.

Jacky O said...

Congratulations Hunter! Wow puppies and a foal! It will be spring in no time!
Way to go on getting all that batting cut!! What things quilty do you have planned this weekend?
Have a good one!
Jacky O

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Cindy said...

I love that rooster! He's gorgeous! You are sooooo lucky to have all those animals! To be able to breed them and give the kids that experience! I should have held on tighter for the farm dream :0) I don't have a batting rod on mine but it might be nice. You will love It when you get it :)

julieQ said...

I love those little baby dogs! I can't wait to see the puppies, what wiggly cuteness. Wow! That is a big roll of batting!