The youngest daughter came Saturday so she could earn some cash by helping DH split wood from our wood lot, and stack it into the woodshed. All three big racks are full now. I was going to help but when we walked out to the woodshed something was just not right. Yep the blower on the woodburner had quit working. So I was sent off with this beast....
I stood in a line waiting for help for another 30 minutes at the appliance parts store only to be told nope they don't carry those, maybe I should try the fireplace/wood burner shop down the road a wee bit further.
At the fireplace store I waited for almost 1 hour because there was a couple who were looking at wood stoves and asking the differences on every stove in the showroom. How much were each and every one and do you have a brochure? Can't the glass on the front be cleaned? These are so dirty don't they make one that is cleaner? How come this one is shiny and this one isn't? Do I have to pay more if I want it shiny? As you can imagine I was just kind of rolling my eyes. Yep they walked out of the store with a handful of literature and didn't buy a thing. According to the poor guy who had just spent oodles of time helping them, they didn't have the blower motor either, but he could order me one and I would have to pick it up sometime next week. I opted for a no on that one. What he did have that I needed though was 1 inch roping which is the seal for wood stoves and wood burners which goes around the door to keep it sealed airtight.
By the time I got home it was after 1pm. Between the youngest daughter, DH and I, we managed to get almost all of the large logs near the woodshed split, and stacked, and even took quite a few logs out of the back woodlot. That was Saturday. No sewing, now I can't say I wasn't tempted to go and find this store down in Ohio that I have been hearing good things about and I wanted to check it out, but I did not yield to the temptation and kept on task.
Sunday- DH says the yards need to be mowed, we need to move some of the wood from the tree that we started to cut down, and a solar heater needs to be installed on the chicken house. I need time to do laundry, and clean a little.
DH went off to move wood from the tree from Friday. My first order of business was to remove the sleeve off of my Quilty Barns quilt. I had to put one on for the show, only to find that they use pants hangers across the bars to display the quilts. Mission accomplished and it is now hanging in the dining room.
I then would work a bit, sew a bit, work a bit more.
I fixed a pair of jeans for DH that he had torn the belt loop off. It was funny because the other day the youngest daughter was complaining that her SO constantly is asking her to fix his pants because he tears his belt loops off all the time too.
And here are 9 of the blocks!
I also got another block finished for the quilt group that I belong to. This is a BOM that we are doing.
I am also thoroughly enjoying reading everyone's comments on Facebook about Bonnie Hunter's new mystery quilt which is going to start on Friday, November 28, 2014. It is called Grand Illusion. Bonnie announced the color scheme already. Green, turquoise, pink and golden yellow, blacks and neutrals....her design is based upon the Grand Hotel at Mackinac Island. I have never been there, but the colors are so lovely.