Wednesday, February 25, 2015


All quiet on this front.  Why?  Because there hasn't been much going on.  My area got a bit of a cold snap, though nothing like last year.

Things have settled down since the holiday season. Well, the boys were sick at the end of January but nothing that lasted days and days.  Just days.

Since there has been no projects going on I have been hanging around the woodstove when it's running. 

It's hard to NOT want to sit in front of it and be cozy.

The girls are still producing eggs.  Production has slowed slightly. We've had two broody girls and we lost a few girls this winter.

The roos are feeling just fine and dandy.  They are all trying to show off and impress the ladies.  I don't think the ladies are impressed much. The orange homegrown roo still gets his butt handed to him on occasion. 

In the evenings I've been doing some crafting still.  Though I'm not producing much.

These poor socks still have no heels.

Meanwhile, I've started another pair of socks.  One has a heel and I'm almost done with the second one. 

I did finish my shawl. I am so pleased with it.  I wear it around the house when there is just a bit of chill in the air.

I've made this shawl several times.  This was the first time I did the crochet edging.  I'm so happy with how it turned out.

I'm slowly getting comfortable with the tatting. This cross is my first "big project." I haven't blocked it or anything yet.  I'm don't know how tatting should be handled once it's done.  Not too bad for a first project and I had to interpret the instructions a bit.  I know I made mistakes in it but I don't care.

I decided to make a little flower with beads.  I added a jump ring so it could be worn on a necklace. 

My current project is the "Amusement" pattern.  I'm needle tatting it and it's been a slow process. I'm just starting row three of four. I like how bright the colors are.

I've been practicing a bit with the tatting shuttles and I'm getting the hang of it.  A little bit.  There is still a bunch I need to learn but I think I've got the basics down.

Other than that  I've been daydreaming a bit of warmer weather, weekend fishing trips, baby chicks and starting the garden.

I can feel the sun's rays are stronger. I'm feeling the first stirrings of spring fever. It will hit me hard next month when the temps, hopefully, start hitting the 30s F.