Friday, February 12, 2016

Farmer's Wife 1930's - Grandmother (40) and Granny (41)

Keeping my pace of two per week and enjoying the process.

Grandmother (40) - only some of my blocks have a something other than a plain background color.  I love this scrap of fabric from my stash and think it looks great as a background blok



Granny (41) -  This one was fun to put together - and fast!


Interested in playing along?  These are from the book -   Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt and there are two great quilt alongs with plenty of tips and ideas.  VeryKerryBerry  is doing the blocks in numerical order while Gnome Angel is doing them in order from easiest to hardest.

My fabrics are from Moda Fig Tree.  There are so many different versions underway right now - so much inspiration out there!






Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A stitching I will go....


I found another stitching project.  This pear is actually a stitch sampler of sorts.  It will give me the opportunity to learn some new stitches instead of my usual back-stitch.

(And yes I know I've got this stitchery in the hoop upside down - I was experimenting to see if it made holding it easier this way.)

I'm hoping to even tackle the dreaded french knot using this tutorial.

I found this on Kathy Schmitz's site.  It is intended for a tea towel but I'll be making a small mini.

I've been experimenting with using a hoop and doing stitching with or without batting.  I find I like the batting better because it makes things more stable and hides my thread tails.

Do you have any stitching going on?

Happy Stitching!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

A View from my part of the world

I love to take photographs and enjoy experimenting with my camera.

When I saw Soma's challenge to take a photo each day, I was intrigued and set out to capture my part of the world.   I didn't quite manage to take photos every day but here are some of my favorites.



We had a storm in January that dumped mainly sleet but then dusted it off with snow.

Our Halloween pumpkin 

Fresh fallen snow

Ice covered driveway
Since a lot of my blog in progress photos are taken inside, I need to practice choosing the correct settings on my camera to get the best photo from available lightening.   See the artistically staged dust in this first photo?

OOOOOOOOOO
Fred

Heiress
I've committed myself to taking a walk everyday.  Some times with a friend and sometimes just me and a podcast.   There is a beautiful lake near my home and after I did the walk around the lake trying to avoid the mud, I grabbed my camera.

I love that little pink in this photo from a young girl feeding the ducks.

The lake

Ripples
North Carolina winter
There you go - this is a view from my part of the world.

I'll be joining the linky part at Whims and Fancies here.

Happy Stitching!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Farmer's Wife 1930's - Golda (38) and Grandma (39)

I really enjoy using this red fabric in the quilt.  I may need to go on a shopping hunt to buy some more since my supply is running low!.

This is Golda (38) - very fun to put together.


Grandma (39) - really like the way this one turned out.  I need to do more red /orange combinations (which is why I need to find more Fig Tree red.


And Gnome Angel has a block bingo underway - here is a photo of five of my favorite blocks!  I picked ones that make good use of my favorite red fabric - Addie (1), Autumn (9), Betty (14), Coral (24) & Dolly (28).



Interested in playing along?  These are from the book -   Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt and there are two great quilt alongs with plenty of tips and ideas.  VeryKerryBerry  is doing the blocks in numerical order while Gnome Angel is doing them in order from easiest to hardest.

My fabrics are from Moda Fig Tree.  There are so many different versions underway right now - so much inspiration out there!







Happy Stitching!