My farm is not very big. Where I live is 35 acres of pasture that my son & brother & nephew use as a hunting ground ( deer & turkey). Then my son lives on the acreage that we grow corn or soybeans on. He just finished up the picking yesterday. We had corn this year.
We are having what they call 'Indian Summer' this week. It's gorgeous. The leaves are starting to change, 80 degrees in the daytime and 50 degrees in the night. How perfect is that! The farmers are making great progress on the harvesting. I have a farm that my older son farms for me - no animals except cats and dogs. I'd love to have a few chickens though. Am blessed that a friend gives me fresh eggs. I have a small garden that is just about done for the season. There are some tomatoes still and the brussels sprouts are about ready to pull and put up.
Have you done any block of the month projects? They really give you an idea of different blocks and techniques. There are some free 'bom' projects on line. I'm working on a bed sized BOM that is almost to the end now. It's gonna be very pretty. Today I did a block from www.3dogdesign.com that had over 70 pieces in a 12 " block. I thought I was doing great until I looked at the finished product and saw that I had done the cornerrs wrong, so I had to 'unsew' four of the pieces and then redo them. Guess I had a dyslexia attack-LOL. This is a free pattern and is pretty challenging but fun.
If you go to the episode guide there at the top, it has all kind of free videos to watch. I watched a bunch last night while working on my first log cabin block.
Speaking of..Its not that hard Bet, I know you can do it..I just cut the strips a little longer, so that I was sure to have enough. I was doing it the block in a paper piecing style (I just copied the pattern on to a used dryer sheet.) and off I went..The only thing is remembering what fabric to use, Lite or dark and to fix that I just marked each log with a l or D, so I new which one to use next..
As for my quilts, you are too kind..I understand how you feel..I feel the same way about mine. I look at others quilts and think theirs is so much better than mine. It has taken a long time for me to finally show some of my stuff..and even then I am afraid of what negative comments someone might say about it..
But you know what we need to not do that..Our work is just a pretty as anyone elses..And if it has mistakes, so, we meant it to be that way.( LOL) And they don't have to look at it..And next time, we don't do that mistake again and if we do we will figure out what went wrong and fix it. Right??
Oh you are so lucky to have a hubby that quilts..My only likes to watch sports..That must be such fun to go in a fabric store and go shopping together..Usually Dh is doing the grocery shopping while I am pruizing the fabrics or yarn.
Ohh you lucky girl..a accuquilt machine..how cool is that..I'll keep my fingers crossed for you..bg
Btw before I forget..This is my reg e-mail address and if you want to write me there, please feel free to..
As for being a pain or taking my time..NO WAY! It is so nice to have such a sweet quilt friend I can chat with and she doesn't mind (I hope) that I write a small book when I e-mail..BG (I have a tendency to talk a lot, especially when it is about a subject I love like quilting) And I look so forward to our chats, they really make my day.
Well I guess I had better start lunch before Dh starves to death..LOL Take care and I hope you have a wonderful relaxing Sunday. God Bless. Jennifer
You know I started to do a log cabin block the other day, but I wasn't doing something right (it didn't look like it should) so I put it down..but I just might give it a try again soon..I love log cabin blocks and the many ways you can arrange them for a different look..Elenor Burns had a show on recently using the log cabin block and it was so pretty..
Well guess I had better go turn the water off my tomatoe plants and fix supper..It was great chatting with you..Hope you have a great week-end as well..Take care and God Bless Jennifer
Hi Betty :) click on the 'Edit' button, add/upload photo, use browse to find your photos on your computer, then upload :) I wasn't sure how some of the CQ's would turn out but that's the fun part. It may look like a ugly duckling until you get to the end and wow, a lovely swan at the end of it all, lol. Thank you for your visit :)
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