Thursday, May 14, 2009

This has consumed an awful large amount of my time

Turning eggs!!! OMG how does a hen do it? I guess she gets a lot of rest in between turns! Note to self get an egg turner for the next batch!! I have 38 guinea eggs, 4 turkey eggs and the rest are chicken eggs for a total of 60. Hatch day should really be fun. The guinea eggs are to be turned 5 times a day and that keeps ya hopping!! They will be hatching at the end of the month.
This vintage glider was given to me a couple years ago and was in good shape but COVERED and I mean covered in rust. I worked so many hours on it last year with different techniques and lots of elbow grease to remove the rust and layers of old paint but I finally gave up on it. I decided that it was close enough, albeit still rough, for a coat of primer and then paint. So I did that this week. I am happy with the results and I hope it holds up rust free for a long long time.

I made the cushion today!

Oops a duplicate!! Good thing I like gliders! I have always" loved " gliders. I can't wait to have enough time to sit on the porch and relax. I did sit long enough today to break a mess of green beans that I got at the produce stand today. My neighbor saw me out there and stopped for a visit. Would you even believe me when I tell you that she had one just like it, only black , on the back of her truck today!!!! LOL!! She had just picked it up at an antique store. Guess she was envious of mine ;0)
Like I said I made the cushion today. However my mind was not on sewing but on my friend Laura who was in surgery this afternoon. I could barely concentrate and had a total mind block trying to figure out how to cover this foam. I felt for a while like I had never sewn a stitch. I never really figured it out but it works. I am sure there is an easier way!!!!
Laura made it thru her surgery OK and is back in her room. She was diagnosed with Stage III Ovarian Cancer and she will be starting chemo in a couple weeks. My heart goes out to her and her family.


Leslie said...

I love the glider! It looks so good, can't wait to sit on it with a glass of lemonaide.

I hope all your turning pays off, because my coop is ready for chickens and guineas. We have to get guineas soon, the kids keep getting more and more ticks everyday. Thank you for hatching them for us.

RiverBend Farm said...

The glider looks great! I love red. Looks like Mama Becky is going to be busy when all those 60 eggs hatch.
Thanks for the update on Laura. I'll continue to keep her in my prayers.

Rebecca of Sunny Morning Farm said...

Thanks girls!

Thanks for all the prayers going up for Laura too!

Please come by and sit a spell with me on my porch!

Dana said...

What a BEAUTIFUL glider!!!!

Thanks for sharing it. Gives me much inspiration!