Like my new boots? They were needed because of last weekends mishap. I call them my chicken sh!# boots. Sadly the Rural King didn't have boots with chickens on them only cows. Let's hope the cow print doesn't give Mr. Podunk any ideas.
We decided to leave the coop stuck in the middle of the backyard until the ground dries out. The ground is so soupy it wants to suck the shoe right off your foot. Good news is it doesn't smell bad, which means the finger system wasn't broken.
Since it's stuck for awhile we might as well go ahead and put some chickens in there! This is a new adventure for the both of us. Neither of us were raised on farms but we were both raised in the sticks. I can remember my gramps having chickens but I didn't help care for them. We've spent hours just watching these ugly birds. They can be quite comical and have personalities all there own. I see now why they call it the plucking order. We've started giving them names. Big Red for the obvious, she's bigger and red. And then there's Chicken Sh!# because she hides when we come around. Big Dog because where she goes they all follow. The last little hen has no name and no personality yet that we can see. She's also quite smaller than the rest. So I'm sure her name will include those factors.
This whole chicken fiasco has taken over our lives. So I thought I might as well make a chicken quilt. After some searching, looking for a chicken quilt pattern. I found some free patterns I thought I'd share Fat Cat Patterns has several free applique blocks, here's a couple and I love them but they look like more work than I want to put into my quilt.
This cute and easy block tutorial is also free over at Sew Inspired Blog. But it just seems to simple. She needs some feet, eyes and a wing, don't you think? Hmm...I guess I'll need to draft one of my own that is just right.
For now I've another quilt and several tutorials to write so this one will have to wait. Oh and lets not forget the Spiderman quilt that I NEED to make next.