Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Beginning to Look alot like Christmas...

The first snow has started to fall in our area
THE best tool to deal with snow is my LEAF BLOWER!!

It cleaned the path and hot tub off in no time flat!!

I am so glad it waited a day.

We pregchecked cows yesterday and it was FREEZING!!
(I make great use of that hot tub)

I have been trying to find time to get to the Christmas gifts I am making!!

 A few bracelets with  beaded Kumihimo....

A receiving blanket for the new babe on the way

I put on little tab in one corner. 

I may have to go back to New York to get some more!!
(always a good excuse to go....don't you think??)

Missouri Star tutorials are amazing!!

On the Farmer's Wife front....

A special girl.... Heather
(my mom's name AND our most loved featherweight "dealer")
I think her number should be 24..don't you mom?

44 Iris

39 Grandma

50 Lady

93 Starlight

90 Sarah

Some of these are pretty wonky but I am sure will be fine in the end.

These are some serious paper piecing!!

Our retreat starts tomorrow!!!

We are going to Circle Square Ranch this year.

Brenda Jones sent me her fortune...

I think she got the right cookie!!
Going for a rest...


Friday, November 20, 2015

A Good Day at Quilting

If you haven't checked out the free tutorials
 our friend, Jenny Doan of Missouri Quilt Co

Now would be a great time!!!
Jenny is a genius......


 kind hearted enough to pose for a picture with us in Houston last year!!

I decided to try the Hunter Star

It called for 2 layer cakes

I only wanted a baby quilt so cut it down to 2 charm packs
(making it 1/4 the size)

Her technique was easy as pie!!

I used Oink a-Doodle -Moo

Even the trimmings are pretty!!

There were only 3 main blocks

and before you know it....

I had a baby quilt ready for Grand baby #2
(who is due in a couple weeks!!!)

At guild yesterday....

Terry brought some of her grandma's vintage embroidery

You just don't see hand work like these anymore

She is toying with quilting with her fabulous talents on her long arm

This is definitely a dying art...

Narrie made the CUTEST doll clothes for Christmas gifts

How sweet....

Vernelle was working on a  Bargello table top

Even the back was beautiful!!

There was a new addition to the family of Featherweights at quilting

Terry recently acquired her grandma's white singer

I think she should call her Milly after her g-ma!!

Even the box is cute!

With no room on Terry's table,

her black Featherweight went up for adoption!!

It NEARLY started a bidding war 
in the end... went to Colleen!!
(a good home is important when it comes to adoption)

I think winter has arrived in our neck of the woods.

Let the sewing begin....


Sunday, November 15, 2015

Farmer's Wife Quilt...Part 2

 Some of the essentials in my tool box......

 for Paper piecing these Farmer blocks...

Crayons, Lint Roller, and a pad of Doodle paper!!

The paper is bigger than 8 1/2 x 11 
 I just rotary cut it to size

Much cheaper at the dollar store than the quilt store!!!

These are some of the next blocks I have completed.....

 97 Tracey...

25 Crystal
(closest thing to Christa)

26 Daffodil
(I made it Iris)

27 Dinah

29 Doris

30 Em
(84 for TINY pieces in a 6' block!!!!!!!!!!!
 So just squint at the not so perfect piecing)

33 Farmer's Wife
(my favorite as of right now)

34 Fern

35 Flora

49 Katherine

76 Nancy

77 Nellie

98 Viola

99 Widow

I think I have 49 blocks done out of the 99.

Getting there!