Tuesday, January 22, 2013


The word for today is "Brrrrrrrrr."
Is that a word?

Ole Man Winter has his icy grip around us.
Temperatures with the wind factored in are plummeting below zero today, I'm told.
That's cold....
dangerously cold.  

Heat lamps are on.
Extra hay provisions are doled out.

The cold doesn't seem to bother the equines.... although I always worry.
So, I over-feed them to keep their internal furnaces fueled.
We'll all need diets in the spring!

The pigs, I know, will stay in under their heat lamp.
Here's a glimpse of one of yesterday's visits....

I'm not sure who is happiest... Amanda, or


If you happen to be one of those people who question whether animals feel emotion,
just look again at this picture.
This pig is smiling; there is no doubt!
She was snuggled in against Amanda just as happy as could be.

Tell me... when is the last time you spooned with a pig?

So, I have to confess.
Frigid winter temperatures have turned me into a sewing maniac.

I have been quilting like a mad woman....
quilts in wild colors and bizarre sizes.
These are one of a kind... I used no pattern, but made them up as I went.

And when I close my eyes I see visions of quilts yet to be made.

For whom am I making quilts? - you ask...
remembering that I just finished making quilts for every member of my family for Christmas.

I'll be darned if I know. 
I suppose I had better sell these to support what is turning into an addiction.
So, if you see any that strike your fancy....
email me and we can discuss price.

I finished this one yesterday, and still need to quilt and bind it.


  1. They both look as happy as pigs in shoot.

  2. There is no doubt that Ginger is smiling. I never knew pigs were so loving. All your quilts are just lovely.

  3. sign me up for the red- white one!!! please and thank you! let me know how much....I would be honored to have your beautiful creation!

  4. Hi Bev. I love seeing quilt pictures. I have been doing a lot of sewing lately. I just finished a Valentine quilt and lots of pillowcases. I have 3 more projects in the works.

  5. your quilts are fabulous! and that is one very happy pig! have i ever spooned with a pig? many more than i would like to admit to! i am not naming names though!

  6. I hope everyone stays safe with these frigid temperatures. It certainly is the time to provide an extra snack or two. Your quilts are lovely!

  7. You certainly are a sewing maniac!! My goodness you are turning out some beautiful quilts!

    Love the look on Ginger's face. She sure is enjoying cuddle time.

    Today is supposed to our last of 10 days of freezing weather. It will be nice for it has also been really foggy and icy. But of course it will turn to freezing rain before it warms. Oh, Mother Nature!

    Stay warm and keep that sewing machine humming!!!!! Spring work will be here before we know it. Hugs!

  8. Those quilts are all so stunning! Beautiful work, love all the little details...the circles...and everything is a perfect match! Great job.

    Love that smile...spooning, ahhhh. Just too sweet.

  9. The quilts are beautiful, Bev, but I would take the "spooning with a pig" photo and give it a place on one of your walls. Adorable.

  10. Smiling pigs..I've seen it all..Great picture..There must be a word "Brrr"..I used it on my post for tomorrow and we can't both be wrong..Love love, love the fishy quilt..Too cute..made me chuckle...

  11. Lovely photos ! Cold is right, here it is -14°C with the wind chill it is -26°C . Stay cozy and have a good day !

  12. Love them all. The red and white stole my heart <3. Stay cozy. XO, Gillian

  13. Spooned with a pig, uh...never have done that! But I would!
    Love the quilts!! So pretty!
    I lost a chicken yesterday. Lots of noise, then I went to investigate and found nothing but piles of feathers! I think it was a hawk.
    : (

  14. Brrrr for sure . . . Love the spooning pic and your quilts are lovely!

  15. Awww, I want to spoon with a smiling Ginger-piggie! Lucky Amanda! Your quilts are wonderful-learning to quilt is on my bucket list. Stay cozy warm! Hugs, Meghan

  16. Of course animals feel emotions. I have never ever questioned it. :) I think some people forget that we humans are animals too...


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