Sunday, February 1, 2009

Super bowl weekend

Grandson's helping

Friday night BT and I went to a fur buying event. I was completely amazed at all the hides there. . . beautiful furs. It made me think of what this would have been like many, many years ago, when people depended on the money for a living.

It was all so professionally done. Mr. Miller, the buyer is especially kind to the young boys who bring in hides. He is a great teacher to them. Shows them how to improve their take. He has patience with them, a very gentle and kind man. The buyer records every animal, takes numbers from all the sellers hunting license and records it for the Missouri Department of Conservation. There were minks, raccoons, beavers, squirrel tails, foxes, opossums, muskrats, bob cats, coyotes and even some otters.

The hide market value is down considerably from last year. It's all a supply and demand thing. Most all of the furs end up in Russia and some in China.

Baby Log Cabin Little Princess Imagine my day earlier in the week when I went fabric shopping at Hobby Lobby. I think at one point I had 18 bolts of fabric in my cart. The fabric on the left will be for a baby quilt for my daughter's friend. They are 60% sure it's a girl, but we don't want to go pink or blue. I am staying neutral with a yellow and green theme. It will be a log cabin with 5 inch blocks.

The pink and black fabric on the right is for the little princess's bedroom. The DIL has asked me to make a dust ruffle, diaper stacker, dresser scarf, curtains, a wall hanging, sheets and of course a quilt for her. I ordered two patterns from Silver Linings Originals today. I love her paper pieced patterns. In fact the butterfly and the dragon fly make make 3 patterns this week I ordered from Linda. Check her site out. I have also done the border collie, black lab, and a Pomeranian.

*Silver Linings Orginials

Saturday night I went with 7 girl friends to a dinner play "Grease". It was awesome.

Sunday after breakfast, I did three loads of laundry and baked a carrot cake to take to a super bowl party. We drove the 3/4 of a mile to the neighbors. (It was too cold to walk there at 45 degrees.) Lots of good food, potato/sausage soup. chili, hot wings, teryaki wings, shrimp and dip, chips, chips and more chips. We left at half time. It was fun visiting with everyone. I even brought a quilt home with me to bind. I had pieced it for Roseann. She had it machine quilted and now I will finish it up for her.

I know a lot of you have heard about the terrible ice storm in Southern Missouri, Arkansas and Kentucky. I work for an Electric Cooperative and today I came across this blog. Check it out for some unbelievable ice pictures.

Time for the recliner now. Busy weekend. How was your weekend?


Zoey said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend -- just look at all that fabric!

I have to go check out tha PP site. I don't think I have seen that one. Thanks for sharing it.

Sara said...

How neat to see your post with the furs and your trip to the neighbors for the super bowl party: like deja vu all over again! :) It's neat (and kind of spooky, in a good way) to find things in common with folks all over.
I really admire your quilting, too. Beautiful artwork.