Thursday, October 20, 2011

Garden Closing

Well, the garden is about done. We have pickled the last batch of peppers, picked the last of the tomatoes, and are expecting a frost tomorrow.

We dug up the last of the few onions that made it (not sure if we can blame the squirrels or extremely dry weather on their lackluster growth) and carrots a couple weeks ago. We will miss the fresh produce, but not the weeding.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

one in four

One in four. Each of us has a unique set of circumstances, but the grief and ache is uncomfortably familiar. Love to all my fellow lostbabymamas and lostbabypapas out there on this day. There's a candle on our mantle for you.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Farmer's Wife Quilt Along week 9

Happy Farmer's Wife Friday!

Back on track with two new blocks this week. No real theme, except maybe "lots of little pieces."block 7: Birds in the Air
Ok, so maybe using some scraps of this awesome clouds print makes it a bit too literal, but hey! It's a perfect compliment to the orange Kona scraps! Getting those dang half square triangles of the clouds print oriented properly was a pain, but I love the overall look.

block 72: Railroad
More scrappy goodness used up! The hedgehog print is just fabulous. They managed to pack in all kinds of goodness in this Japanese print: mushrooms, flowers, hedgehogs, wee houses, clovers, flowers, apples, acorns, squirrels... you get the idea. I'm going to be so happy when I see them all in the finished quilt. I paired it with some vintage scrap of red dots from my mom's stash. Another block I'm loving!

That's it for now, I promise another update soon, complete with photos of things other than quilty stuff. Have a great weekend!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Farmer's Wife Quilt Along week 8

Well, a day late and a block short from my weekly 2 block goal. There's been an upswing in orders on my Etsy site, a sure sign the weather is getting cooler in other parts of the country (and the world, for that matter), not just in our neck of the woods. So, my sewing time has been spent filling orders this past week.
block 95: Temperance Tree
What a block. I guess it could count as 2 blocks since it has a whopping 42 pieces. I'm not sure if I'm happy with the results, but I'll chalk it up as done and revisit the block later on down the line. I used some cute Japanese bits as the tree top and some more brown scraps from Norah's Brown Bear quilt. The background fabric is some vintage red scraps and a neutral crackle print from the bottom of my stash.