Friday, October 31, 2008

Sorrowful Friday

I came to work this beautiful Friday morning and received a phone call that the son of a co-worker was in a terrible car accident last evening and was lifelined to a hospital up north. My heart breaks for her and I am desperately praying for her son. All of you wonderful ladies in blogland can relate to a mother's heartbreak and I am asking you now just to say a little prayer for this young man. Prayer can be a powerful thing and Breyden needs that power now. Thanks for listening.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Gloomy Saturday

The skies are gloomy and grey and we received 1/2 inch of rain last night so I am sitting here at work, finishing up paperwork and getting some checks written, and then I will hopefully get to go home. Our corn dryer is down and will be worked on today and we are full of wet corn so we can't take anymore until what we have it dried and moved to another bin. Our ground pile is 2/3 done and moving along nicely. All in all, it has been a good fall so far.
As far as quilting goes, it is going slowly. I have been working on the same Christmas quilt in the early mornings but have just been too tired to do much. It will get done by the holidays, I hope. :D
My hubby surprised me yesterday when I got home. He had been in Lafayette picking up some things and when I got home last night I found he had bought me a new cutting mat! My old one had grooves in it so bad from wear that I have to cut each piece of fabric at least 2 to 3 times. It is wonderful to be able to only make one pass!!
He not only brought me a mat but he also bought this FQ group of Jo Morton! I was totally shocked but he knows how much I love Jo's fabric. I am so lucky to have a hubby that does
things for me like this. I guess you would say he is a keeper!!!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Quilting Family History

On my way home from the elevator last night I was thinking about my quilting projects and what I still had to do before Christmas and also how I hadn't posted in a while and what I would talk about next. Sunddenly it hit me, I have a quilty background that goes back to the 1800's. Let me start from the beginning.

My Aunt Dorothy is all about family history and has been all over the world finding documents where our ancestors came from and something about them. During one of her searches she found a box of quilt blocks. She wanted all her neices and nephews to have a piece of this history so she had them framed and a little write up that went with them. Here is my block.

And here is the insert that tells a little of the history.
The story of Nettie dying so young was that she had gotten sick with a fever in September and it was one of the hottest on record. Back then if you had a fever they kept you covered with many quilts and blankets to sweat it out but with it being so hot she died. Such a sad story, but am glad that I know that there was someone in my past that loved to quilt and that I have a piece of her work to bond the two of us together.

Monday, October 13, 2008

New Project

I was surprised yesterday when my hubby came home from spending time with my mother and brought me a new camera! As you can see I immediately got busy learning how to use it.
Below is a pix of Sherri who helps me in the fall and works at the fertilizer plant down the street when she isn't helping me. To the right is an unsuspecting farmer Mark. He looks thrilled doesn't he??
When I got home last night I started making this quilt for my DIL for Christmas. It is going to be so cute and really goes fast! That's all for now, gotta get to work but just had to post something! I miss all of you out there and try to check out some blogs when I have a minute. What did we do before blogs came along???

Friday, October 10, 2008


It may be Friday but work never ends this time of year. I wanted to post a finished picture of my little quilt that I started this last summer. I am very happy with it. I finished sewing the binding down yesterday morning before work. Great way to start the day! Making all the little flying geese looked intimidating when I started but it was easy and it was a great way to use up scraps that I just couldn't bear to part with.

This last quilt I finished piecing last night when I got home from work. Now I just have to get the border fabric ordered and attached and then I am ready to get the quilting done. I should make it by Christmas! :D This was the first time I used Jelly Rolls and I enjoyed it. Saved a cutting step so this quilt went quick.
That's it for now. No help for me today at the elevator so the day ought to go quick. One thing about my customers, they are patient. So far the yields haven't been too bad. One farmer had a bean field that produced 85 bu to the acre which was a record for him. Haven't heard about corn yet, the guys are really just getting started.
Have a great weekend and I will think quilty thoughts to get me through the day! :D

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Home Away From Home

Good Morning! I thought I would show you where I will spending 85% of my time over the next 2 1/2 months. The fun stuff first! :D Here is our handy dandy popcorn maker and the baskets are filled with caramels, tootsie rolls, and peanuts. We have pop in the fridge and ice cream
sandwiches in the freezer for the little ones that come in with dad or grandpa in the trucks.

Below is the old fashion grain seperator. We don't use it much anymore but we keep it out front on display.

Here is my office where I write the grain checks for the farmers and post to my blog!

Above is where I weigh and record the trucks and print out their tickets. It is hard to see because it is so bright outside. To the far right is the DTN where I get the grain prices from the Chicago Board of Trade. I also get all my weather maps and the radar and the forecast of the weather. That is so important. :D

These last 2 pix are what I am working on, 2 seperate projects in the works. The one on the right I am sewing on before I come to work and the one on the left is for TV watching with hubby after supper. More on them in the future. That is all for now. Got to get to work, it looks like it will be a glorious day!