Sunday, August 28, 2011

farmer's wife catch up...

So we are back in the city now after a too short trip to PEI. My heart hurts I want to be back there so badly. I love it there, taking Fergus to the beach for swims every night, helping Jen pick the fresh organic veggies...and stealing some for myself throughout the day. BIG SIGH! Anyway the purpose of this post is to catch up to the group. Here are weeks #11, #12, and #13. I am still a bit bad at posting anything on this blog on a regular basis, so my mid year resolution is to at least keep up with the Wednesday quilt along posts. Fingers crossed.

I am also trying to learn new things about the blogging thing and posting to flickr. Man I find it kinda tricky, I have a whole new respect for those bloggers that post all the time and have funky stuff happening on there pages. Phew, just when I think I have it figured out something goes screwy.

Week #11, blocks #26 & #54

Week #12, blocks #1 & #30

Week #13, blocks #23 & #98

As always I would really love any comments you may have. I am finding it tricky these days to pull fabric, can you believe it. It is part sickness that I hate to cut into the big pieces in my stash, but I keep saying to myself, that's what it's there for, to get used!!! I talk to myself on a regular basis it seems, I just hope I am not doing it in public! How do you pick your fabrics? Any tips would be great...Also, check out the flickr group, there are lots of great things happening there.

Enjoy the the last days of summer...isn't the blustery day just lovely? If I close my eyes really tight I can almost believe I am standing in the red dirt fields just outside the farm, munching on a freshly pulled carrot. Dirt and all.

Monday, August 22, 2011

down home....

14.5 hours and we are here, something pulls us every year,
to this place of sunny blue skies with big puffy white clouds, red earth and green grasses.

Visiting with old friends, made some new ones,
pulling veggies from the ground by there green tops,
did you know broccoli leaves look silver under water?

Late afternoon drives to the beach, don't forget the tennis ball.
Soon our visit down home will end,
but for now we are content, to sit, to chat, to share a meal with friends,
to watch the sky at night instead of the television, to marvel.

Monday, August 8, 2011

all caught up....

Well after posting my first 14 blocks on flickr awhile back I had a look at the chats that the group was having regarding various aspects of the quilt. After reading one about the size the blocks should be I realized, to my horror, that I had miss-interpreted the book and trimmed all my blocks to the wrong size!! %$#@*! So after a marathon of cutting and sewing I re-did the first 14 to the proper I am back on track and here are my blocks for weeks #9 and #10. Let me know what you think, but I have a new favourite.

Week #9 : blocks #58 and #77

I was so excited when I finished block #58, it has moved to the top of the leader board for favourite block!! I love the orange dog fabric and the best part for me is the way the beagle-ish dog is cropped and looking in at everyone else.

Week #10 : blocks #72 and #111

I am still on the fence about week 10's the fabrics on there own, but I am not sure I love them together...hmmm

Hope everyone, is enjoying there summer. At work we just had the annual "Taste of the Danforth", CRAZY!! So now that that is done we are officially heading into our "fall" season! Can you believe it? James, Fergus and I are off at the end of the week for 2 weeks in PEI, I cant wait. I just picked up my new sunglasses for the drive, they should be a lot better than squinting into the sun.