This is not an ordinary quilt. This is the first one designed and made by a retired male nurse who used a pattern from his grandmother's quilt with fabric from his daughter's old clothes. Men...get out your needles!
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Gary and his family live a simpler, quieter and slower way of life on an old farmstead, living like people did many years ago. They limit their use of electricity, preferring candlelight and hand tools. They cook and heat with wood, farm with horses, and make as much food as possible with bees, goats and a large garden. They enjoy working with old traditional crafts of seed saving, blacksmithing, cheese, soap and candle-making, weaving, spinning and hard tool woodworking. "We make our own crafts with the purpose of usefulness, with added integrity, using only natural elements...no polyester, plastic, or chemicals."
An unusual life choice; one that I admire but not one that I would willingly share.
I know that I published some of the following content before, but I want to touch base with as many bloggers friends as I can. After my automatic posts are completed, I don't know when I'll be back. Keep in touch!!
Today is Election Day in the USA, and I am really "up a creek," but not for the reason you may think. I have elected to have shoulder surgery today and have been told that my recuperation period, including therapy, will probably be 8-12 weeks. Then after I have completely recovered from that I will have foot surgery for another 8-12 week period-of-time. Bye-bye winter months in a warm climate! Now, you see, I am really up a creek!!
I have photos automatically scheduled for several days, but I don't know what will happen after that since my dominate arm will be immobilized in a slingshot2 ...check it out: (http://www.breg.com/shoulder-bracing/slingshot-2.html; it's amazingly cumbersome!) Stay tuned to see how long it will take before your plucky, spunky, and feisty blogger friend returns. That's all folks!!