Farm News November 21, 2012
Happy Thanksgiving! I have been looking forward to this time since last year when we decided to close over Thanksgiving – I have 5 days of “vacation” in a row.
Last weekend I attended a quilt retreat at Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch in Stewartville, MN. Jode Bardwell has been a friend for many years and I offered to “teach” at her semi-annual quilt retreat. We sewed inside Miracle Lodge where we also had our overnight rooms and we ate in the dining hall across the parking lot.
This is a wonderful place – go online and take a look. Better yet, hold your next family reunion or quilt retreat there – you won’t be sorry.
The house was wrapped in Tyvek yesterday – that’s an insulation “fabric” and today the windows are going in. This will be an exciting day for me. The entire house is shingled since I last wrote and the soffits have been roughed in. The soffit will allow soft light above each window – all 17 of them!
Look for the 12 Days of Christmas starting next Tuesday. We’ve worked hard in the last month to create new projects just for this event and we hope you like them. Also check the blog for a tutorial about a Christmas pillow made from an old sweater.
My sister, Becky and her husband Tom, moved to Forest City yesterday – 15 miles north of Garner.
When I moved to Garner in 1979, I was the only family member here. Then Becky moved to town and then our mom moved to Garner as well. Mom died last April and now Becky is gone, too. I am feeling a bit lonesome.