I was able to spend some time last night piecing my red crumb blocks for July. I still have a pile of reds- maybe enough to make 6-8 more blocks. I enjoy piecing the crumb blocks- just sew and go! no thinking, no cutting... it's relaxing.
see what others are making with their red scraps here.
also: if you scroll down a few posts over at soscrappy, you can see the Wednesday linky that they did with all the rainbow blocks we've made so far this year. (green, blue, yellow, teal, pink and purple.) it's definitely worth taking the time to click over. every one's blocks are beautiful. ( I didn't' link up, but wish I had... I didn't' take the time to get all my blocks out and line them up...)
the RSC14 for the month of June is yellow. finally, on the 15th, I was able to slip up into the sewing room, and sort all my yellows. after only an evening of sewing, I was able to make these 9 blocks. I'm happy with that. now, if we could only get all the rabbits, deer and groundhogs that are eating the garden~ especially the broccoli!
after *just barely* finishing April's Tell It To The Stars blocks around 10PM April 30 (thanks to a rainy day that made it too wet to work in the fields), I decided I'd take advantage of the still-too-wet-to-work-soil, and get May's blocks out of the way.
TA-DA! love the way they look- and that we got to play with fabric #3 again!
although it still feels as if spring has not "officially" arrived, we're still SUPER BUSY in the fields and the gardens. we have many of our early crops planted, as well as the tomatoes in the high tunnel, for a good, early start on the CSA/Farm Share boxes which start the first Thursday in June.
today was a rainy day, so I only worked a half day. after a hot shower AND a nap, I was thankful to head up the the sewing room and work on my Tell It To The Stars blocks for April.
I like how they're turning out!
here's all 8 of my blocks so far. I was hoping that Judy had posted tomorrow's block a bit early- I'd sew some more as long as I'm on a roll. but- tomorrow promise to be rainy as well, (or at least too wet to work the soil) so maybe I 'll get a bit more time in the sewing room again!
not too much purple in my scrap jars, and not too much variety, either. but I still managed to piece 11 6½" scrappy blocks.
now that spring has come, and the ground has finally thawed, life in the gardens and fields is getting very busy. there won't be too much time to sew, but hopefully I can find a few minutes here and there...
i'm a happy wife to my husband Dave, and mother to 6 children. we live on a little homestead in northeastern PA, raising children, small livestock and vegetables. we have a large garden and a small CSA. we sell some of our veggies at a local farmer's market... and we're always hoping to improve and expand!
i love to quilt, sew, knit and do scrapbooking. however, between homeschooling, laundry, gardening and remodeling our 1807 colonial farmhouse, i don't have nearly enough time in the day to do all those things!