Weekly Wednesday

Listening to the sick jams that my brother recently highlighted on his Monthly Arts Scene Television Show.

Not only is my brother absolutely adorable (watching him dance at the end is almost the best part) but he has excellent taste in music.

Learning all about processing meat. Maple and myself – with a bunch of awesome help from Mina (of Bunchberry Farms bloggins), her Darlin’ Man, and her father – skinned, quartered and butchered the caribou I shot Sunday morning on Sunday evening. All that was left to do on Monday was grind and package all the meat. Luckily Maple, along with two other friends, bought a super-nice grinder from Cabela’s several years ago. This wonderful (and heavy) machine cut many, many hours out of the grinding process.

Ready to grind.

Ready to grind.

The grinder up close.

The grinder up close.

Ready to package.

Ready to package.

This is what dinner looks like for the next few months.

This is what dinner looks like for the next few months.

Loving incredibly generous, spontaneous and unexpected gifts. The partner of a good friend of Maple’s (the same lovely artist who made my anniversary bracelet) gave us a blanket with great sentimental value. The blanket is made from flour sacks from the 1930’s and is all hand-stitched. This blanket is such a beautiful, precious gift with a long and varied history (it even survived a house fire) and I am incredibly proud to display it on my bed.

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Hand stitching.

Hand stitching.

More hand stitching.

More hand stitching.

Cheers and Love,

Maple and Me

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6 thoughts on “Weekly Wednesday

  1. Hi Anna! This is Grace Babcock, your cousin Erik’s girlfriend. We met at your grandmother’s 90th birthday party. While Erik and I moved down to Austin, TX last summer we heard all about your adventures from your Dad at the Stallman family New Year’s party during a short visit back to Cali. And all about your blog! (saw the letter you sent–so neat!). I’m really enjoying reading about your adventures (in my google reader lol)! And congratulations to you and Maple! 🙂

  2. It’s wonderful to see this treasure in the hands of a couple who will treasure it! Check out “Why Quilts Matter”, a new DVD which is a must for all quilt lovers.
    I was blessed to have a dear aunt who taught me how to sew and quilt. When I was seven years old, she made my cherished skirt to wear for my baptism–the material was from a flour sack! MEMORIES!!

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