Thursday, March 25, 2010

Ide's of March and beyond

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

March Quilt Guild

Marcella made two sweat shirt jackets. She will be giving us lessons on these.

Linda's punch needle tulips.

Chris with her snow dyed fabric = dye candy

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Before and After

From this Saturn to .....
This is the rear of the car that was compacted to right behind the drivers seat. Note the folded up rear drivers side tire underneath the car.
.... this. The top was cut off to get Cody out and was intact. You are looking at the drivers side windshield and drivers door. Marty is standing at the rear passenger side.

Again, praise the Lord ~ and remind your kids to ALWAYS WEAR THEIR SEATBELTS !!!
Cody is recovering at home from a broken rib and the physical beating up he received by enduring this but hopefully there will be no long lasting effects.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

A miracle today

Today my son, Cody survived a horrendous car crash.
He is back at home, stiff and sore, but miraculously OK.
His car would fit into the back of a pick up truck box.
It was scary seeing that.
Praise be to GOD! and help that crazy woman driving
over 100 miles per hour that crashed into him!
Please pray for a speedy recovery.
thanks, Patsy and Marty

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Monday, March 15, 2010

First of Spring

Thanks for a great weekend with wonderful Spring weather finally! It was fun sewing with you!

Thanks Vonnie for adding to the
hand quilting project set up in the cabin!

Lots of activity going on here.
Reminds me of a Richard Scarry book.

Machine appliqued ~ neat secondary
circular pattern appearing.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Maple Syrup time

First you drill holes for the 'taps'.
Then you tap in the 'taps' with a rubber mallet.
Then you connect the hoses to the taps into a bucket with a lid.
There are over 1700 taps in the trees within a quarter mile.
This collecting station is filled from hoses from the trees farther up the hill. The blue hose then can reach the truck on the road to transfer all the collected sap.
The machine above washes the buckets used to collect the sap out in the woods.
The machine below removes over half the water of the raw sap from the trees before it enters the 'cooker machine'.
The blast furnace is like the end of the space shuttle taking off.
The pan was removed for this picture.
Who needs a facial - just stand in here for a bit.
The first sweet syrup of the season put through the new machine.
What took 27 hours over a wood fire last year ~ took just over 1 hour this year.