Monday, April 26, 2010

Spring Field Work

This year will go down as one of the easiest and earliest years for seeding a crop in Roseau County. We completed seeding the wheat last on April 17 and the canola was seeded on Saturday. All we have left is the soy beans now. We are anxious to receive a little rain now to assist in getting everything growing.

Last night our home teacher came over with his wife and family. We so enjoy their visits and love their little children. I pulled out the colored pencils, a maze and some reading books to occupy the children while we visited. I ended up with lots of pictures to hang on the fridge. It always brightens my day to see their talent.

Today I pulled out one of my quilt pieces and worked on it. I am getting use to the new sewing machine and the fact that I don't have to use a presser foot to make it go, just move a toggle slide from side to side. I experimented with lengthening my stitches, one of the things I am really pleased about is the digital qualities of the machine. I found some more quilt material I had purchased several years ago so now I have enough to make three quilts.

While at Quilt 'SMore the other day, I picked up a CD with quilt block patterns and a 501 block book. Went through the book last night with post its and marked the patterns I liked. Now I need to decide when I am going to really start! Our daughter, Michelle makes little quilts. When we all got together for Christmas, she gave me one for my desk at work. I put my digital photograph frame on it and it looks just great. I always marvel at how she finds the time. She teaches piano, is a full-time music major, play the piano for her church choir and is a new grandmother, and some how still finds time to quilt.

Today, I made a few more phone calls to individuals for the Aerial Photo exhibit at the museum. We have over 15 definite responses now which means we are well on our way to a successful exhibit. Our goal is to have 36, which will be one per panel. If we get more, so much the better. We narrowed the time period of the photograph to 1975 to 1990, with a main focus on the mid 1980s. So far so good. The exhibit should be in place by the end of May. It is so nice to have a goal and a plan!

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