That’s what I’ve been wondering. Or maybe I’m just a farmer who collects cross stitch patterns? On the phone with my father last night, he mentioned that it’s been some time since I updated my blog. True, I agreed. With this snap of incredibly cold weather, my free time has been taken up hauling water to the barn and keeping the livestock as comfortable as possible. By the time the kids are in bed, my normal time to pull out linen and needle, I’m just beat. Niek and I will watch an episode of something on Netflix (lately it’s been Annika Bengtzon) and then I tumble off to bed. Terribly fascinating life, huh?
The animals have needed and appreciated the extra attention, though, with nearly a week of temps that were considered ‘high’ if they topped the zero marker on the thermometer.
And Mary Margaret has enjoyed a comfortable and lavish laying-in following her delivery of two big baby bunnies earlier last week.
And Silverjacket has loved lots of playtime with her human-shaped goatie friends.
I even managed to get the Christmas tree down and out, and Max cleaned the living room up to the point I scarcely recognize it.
But of stitching, there has been very little done. I stitched up this wee rooster for a Valentine’s surprise for Niek.
And recent ebay wins of a couple of wabbit charts by Sheepish Designs has made me wonder if I should get to work on those for an Easter basket surprise for the family.
So really, as you can see, not much to build a blog post around. Life is quiet for a moment, and I’m enjoying it.