Saturday, January 30, 2010

Treasured gift and Farmer's Wife blocks

My blog continues to be a mess, but I will just continue with it as is, I guess, because I haven't a clue what to do about the problems.

I just have to show you the sweet mouse pad our granddaughter made for me at school. We make candy cane cookies together, and this is her depiction of the cookies and my kitchen. She has it pretty accurately done, and note the butter, sugar, flour and eggs that she has sitting on the island counter. The mixer we use is sitting on another counter, and she shows our refrigerator, pantry door and stove.
The next two pictures are my Farmer's Wife blocks.  I am really enjoying making these.  My friend and I got together on Monday and sewed, and I have continued to work on them since then.
My sister and her husband and my niece and her husband and their sweet baby visited for a couple days this week, and we enjoyed their visit so much. What a treat to have them. Our kids and their families were here for dinner and the evening. This is a picture of hubby and I, our DGC, and my darling great-nephew. The baby was such a hit and the three older kids just wanted to be close to him.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Well, I have been trying to get this blog fixed for an hour or more, with no success. All of my sidebar stuff is at the bottom, and I have no clue how to fix it. I am almost, note I say ALMOST ready to bag it with blogging.

I have continued to work on my Farmer's Wife blocks, and has 12 done. I am really enjoying these blocks. I will take a picture soon and post it, IF I decide to continue blogging. :-)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Happy New Year and Confession

First of all, hopefully better late than never, Happy New Year. I hope it will be a joyful, safe and healthy year for all.

Okay, I have to admit it. I've spent far too much time on Facebook and playing the game Farmtown and ignored my blog and looking at the blogs of my cyber friends. I have to do better.

I haven't talked about our DDIL who has breast cancer recently. She has now had her second chemo treatment, and has had trouble with nausea and being tired, but I think she has done quite well overall.

Just after the new year, a friend showed me an ad for the Farmer's Wife quilt book. I was immediately interested, and she suggested we make the quilt at the same time. So, we both bought our books and gathered fabric, and then got together and discussed the project. We both are working on our blocks at home, and in a week or so, we'll get together and sew on more blocks. We each are choosing the ones we want to make. I have to admit that I am really loving making these six inch blocks. I had a grouping of fat quarters from Connecting Threads that I am using a lot of, but I also added some reds, blues, and a couple more each of neutrals and browns. I have a difficult time making a quilt without some blue, especially if it is a scrappy quilt. There are 111 blocks in the book, but I don't plan on making that many.

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