Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A farmer's wife

A farmer's wife, I am not! For we do not have acre's of land, or large amounts of animals. Although there is chicken's out in the yard, and seeds started on the windowsill.

I think I like the idea of being a farmer's wife more than I would like the reality. Especially as this past week I have spent more time with my tissue box than anyone else.
Thankyou weeping cherry tree. Your bloosms are beautiful. But you reak havoc on my sinuses!

 Anyway I have decided to start a new project. A sampler quilt from : "The Farmer's Wife"

The blocks finish at 6" so it's a nice little project to work on for a while. I do have a few complaints about the book. But I will share those for another day. At this point I have 5 blocks done out of 111, so I may be at this for a while. But if you look at mine. You will see a huge difference.
They are bright and colorful. They are more representative of me, a rural/suburban wife, a happy go lucky wife,maybe today!  an urban ... humm, I guess there really isn't a good classification for me and my life. Maybe that's why it's called a sampler?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A seed is planted

Just like a seed all of the potential is there... Spring is coming, and so are the ideas!
big (sucessful) garden, fingers crossed
trips to the state park,
grilled food & time with friends,
a time to sew,
a time to play.
Sure do hope that I don't have all of my hope's in one bucket.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

In full color

Once a year ladies from across the county get together to hand quilt the Fair quilt.  There are some amazing quilters with in the county. Unfortunately they didn't show up for the quilting part. When I arrived there was only about 5 ladies.

During the fair,  each block is donated to the fair board after judging. My block is the crow and the corn. I thought it represented where we live. I put alot of little pieces in there. I don't think I'll do that again. Remind me to keep it simple this year!  

In order to get in some quilting time. I had a take a little boy with me. He got bored waaaaay too quickly. So in order to keep him occupied, he played with the camera on my phone.
All of this color sure does put things under a new light!