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Tough and Pretty Dishcloths

The essence of farmhouse is tough and pretty so these dishcloths are perfect for a farmhouse kitchen ~ Tough terry cloth on one side, pretty patterns on the other.

Sewing up dishcloths is "sew" easy! I cut 9 1/2 inch squares from well worn hand towels. I cut the same size of freshly pressed scrap fabric in coordinating colors.

Then I zipped around the edges with a zig-zag stitch.

They will gently fray in the wash and that's OK. They're dishcloths after all!

These sewn dishcloths took no time at all. It was the perfect rainy day project.

Thanks to Julia at Fairview Farm for the idea!
Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Psalm 62:8

Sweet Savannah

After driving all the way to Florida to drop off Jonah for his work/study, a little rest and relaxation was in order.

A trip to Sweet Savannah, Georgia was just what we needed. Wayne & I spent the weekend strolling the streets, 

appreciating architecture,

peeking through garden gates,

touring museums,

discovering the neighborhood squares,

walking under the mossy trees,

seeing our first lighthouse (even climbing to the top and walking around the outside!),

and making some new friends.

Our favorite part?  It's hard to say, but sitting on the porch of the Bed and Breakfast  overlooking Forsyth Park was pretty sweet!

How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Psalms 119:103

(Show) Jumping Out of the Nest

I love having all my boys in the nest but this week, one took a leap and not the one that I thought would go first.  It's probably not a permanent jump but it feels like it for this momma bird.

After the George Morris Clinic in the fall, Jonah (our middle son) was asked to be a working student for a professional eventer and trainer. They are going to "winter" in Ocala, Florida to compete.  While there, he will muck, groom, tack, and feed the horses in exchange for the opportunity to train.  He & Rivie will also compete in show jumping and eventing while there.

So we loaded up the horse trailer (you wouldn't believe how much stuff a boy and his horse need!) and hauled to Florida ~ straight through ~ from Texas!  18 1/2 hours later we arrived safely thanks to many prayers.

There were lots of jitters for J & R until they went on their first ride.
And then they settled right in.

It promises to be a challenging and hopefully fun experience.
Six weeks is a long…

Blended Yarn

Blending two types of fiber into hand spun yarn has been on my spinning bucket list for a while.  I hate to admit that this yarn was started months ago.  It has been waiting patiently on my wheel.  The last few days, however, I got the wheel turning again and finished my first blended skein.

For the base fiber, I used some solid white Jacob roving from our sheep.  To that, I added little bits of alpaca from our two guys, Simon & Garfunkel.  Simon's fiber is silky silver and Garfunkel's is buttery beige.

One single was solid white while the other was the blend.  I didn't want the two colors to twist together when I plied the yarn.  That's why I did it that way.

I really like how it turned out ~ Heathered creamy white flecked with natural colors of gray and beige and all from the animals in our pasture.

Now to figure out what to crochet with it.

Psalm 147:16 He gives snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes.

Ramming in the New Year

They are called rams for a reason.

These two sweet boys have been anything but well behaved lately.

They just really want to go over there! Where? Where the girls are, of course! Way over there.

Last week they put their heads together and rammed their way out of their pen and into the ewe's pasture. They had to break two gates to get in.

We decided not to breed this year and it seems they had other ideas. We don't think any ewes were bred. The ladies were very upset and running from them.

So the entrances have all been secured with ramming boards. No more busting up the gates.

See if those pretty boys can get out of that!

Isiah 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned - every one - to his own way; and the Lord has laid upon him the iniquity of us all.