Thank you for all your supportive and thoughtful comments yesterday, I really appreciate each of you who took the time to say something kind. I think the general consensus is that its okay not to like things, but not okay to be unkind about it. If you can't say something nice, right? But now it is time to move on, so... moving on!
I've been meaning to post my Farmer's Wife update for a while now, and today seems like the perfect day to do it. Most of these blocks were made a month or two ago during a 36 hour trip to visit one of my very favorite people (and sort of cousin) Nicole. We farmed/sewed, ate cookies to our hearts content, and even visited a really great quilt shop. And laughed until we cried. But that could have been the sleep deprivation. Anyhow, we sewed to our little Farmer's Wife hearts content, and here are the fruits of my labors. Nicole's are over at her new sewing journal blog.
15 new blocks, making 45 total. I thought I had 54 (I think I told someone that?) but sadly was exactly backwards. Sounds about right. I think I need to make 9 more tonight, don't you think? I wish...
31- Block 65: Peaceful Hours (This just might be my favorite one yet...)
31- Block 70: Prairie Queen (I switched this one up a little bit)
31- Block 44: Gentleman's Fancy
31- Block 43: Garden Path
31- Block 74: Ribbons
31- Block 69: Practical Orchard
31- Block 25: Cups & Saucers
31- Block 107: Windblown Square (switched up a little bit)
31- Block 21: Contrary Wife
31- Block 20: Churn Dash
31- Block 23: Country Farm
31- Block 34: Flock
31- Block 111: Wrench
31- Block 102: Whirpool
31- Block 103: Whirlwind
A few of you have asked about my Farmer's Wife piecing technique, and I'm going to put together a little post about that soon. See, it would require me to take pictures with both hands in the photo. Tricky. Will have to have the husband take some during his lunch hour later this week.
To conclude today's Farmer's Wife update, a picture I stole from Angela with some of my favorite Farmer's Wives:
I met up with Amanda, Angela and Jessica for breakfast a couple of weeks ago while they were at the Sewing Summit, and I was in Utah for a BYU game with my fam. They were so nice to come meet me and spend an hour chatting, laughing, and you know, being their sweet selves. It was lovely, as are they.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again. I sure love my quilting/blogging/farming friends.
Farmer's Wife Quilt-a-long on Flickr
Farmer's Wife book