Thursday, January 29, 2015


This is Lady, looking pathetic and minus a lot of her hair. It had to be shaved off at the animal emergency clinic where she and we spent a large part of Saturday night/Sunday morning. You see, Miss Lady decided to rush out past Mr. Muddling to chase a cat, and she got hit by a car passing in the street. Thank God, he was not speeding or there might have been a different outcome! She had a bad cut to her abdomen which required internal and external stitches and lots of bruising and abrasions, but she is recovering nicely, for which we are extremely thankful.

We've had such beautiful weather, the chickens have decided it is Spring and started laying again!  This is yesterday's haul, which is not bad, considering that we only have three chickens and they are not young! I do love our chickens. I know. I'm weird that way.
I finished sewing this top together last night. Here you see it "webbed" which is a good idea I picked up from the very talented and informative Bonnie Hunter.  I have learned a lot from her, and yes, I WILL finish Grand Illusion! 

This is the one I started to escape from Grand Illusion. It went together really quickly. There was not a pattern, I just "muddled" it to completion. Sometimes you just need to play without referring to a plan.

Ariel has inspected it and given it a pass, so far.

The peach blossoms are still on the tree, no freeze yet. Aren't they pretty!

The yellow angel trumpets on the other hand have sustained some frost damage to the upper parts of the plants, but the lower parts are still blooming away! I like their tenacity. 
And here's someone I really like. Bruno is my faithful companion. No matter where I am or what I am doing, if it is at all possible, Bruno is right there with me! Love my dog!

I am thankful for so many things. There will always be hard things to bear in this life, but there will also always be things that bring you joy. I choose to dwell on the happy things, and I hope you do, too!

Hug and kisses,


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I hope Lady recovers well and remembers the consequences of dashing out the door.

3 chickens and 3 different color eggs! Do you know which one lays which color?

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Yikes! So glad that Lady is doing well. I didn't know that chickens laid such unique colored eggs ... I thought they laid white and brown eggs. Your "muddled" quilt is looking absolutely fabulous!

Thimbleanna said...

You're such a sweetheart Elaine! Poor Lady! I'm glad to hear that she'll be ok -- and hopefully she associates the pain with chasing a cat LOL. I used to "web" rows together (I didn't know it was called that) but now I'm just lazy and take my time. And do chickens not lay eggs during the winter months? I just thought they did their thing all the time!

Thimbleanna said...

Oh, and I forgot to say that I chuckled a little over Lady's picture. She looks like those dogs on the Dogs of Shame website. She needs a caption "I chased a stupid cat and got hit by a car."

Karen S said...

Poor Lady!! But I am so pleased that she was able to be treated and is home with you. What a scare!
I think your quilt is looking so good. I love the way you muddle a quilt!!
I am fascinated by the eggs. We used to have several pet ducks and I would have originally guessed that bluish one was a duck egg. Are you sure that one of your chickens is not a duck in disguise! :)

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Thank God, Lady did not get killed. I'm so sorry she got run over, but glad she's recovering. I'm glad the chickens are laying again. Your quilt is fantastic. I love the pattern and the colors.