Saturday, May 14, 2016

My first green of May!

well, in the fabric department, anyway! we've been super, super busy on the farm. (you can find us on facebook at "by the bridge")  we have most of our crops planted, the first round anyway, and even the tomatoes in the high tunnel are blossoming! lots of green going on, and not much time or energy to sew! I did sneak in a bit of sewing this week for Scraps2Wraps, our church sewing circle. BUT- I've not even made it up to the sewing room to begin digging through all my green fabric and 3" squares!

maybe tomorrow... I'm looking forward to a nice, quiet afternoon at home!

I showed you the little stack of tumblers that I cut with a friend's accuquilt cutter. we cleaned out the cupboard of smallish bits of fabric, and I was able to cut a stack about 32" tall of tumblers from fabric that had been waiting and waiting to be used....
after cutting and cutting, came the counting and counting. I need 95 tumblers of 2 colors to make a quilt that's about 60" X 80", which is the size that MCC prefers for their quilts. I have all my tumblers paired up into complementary colors, and enough to make about 16+ quilts! I brought my little featherweight out, and set it on the schoolroom table. that way, in the evenings when I'm too tired to go upstairs and sew (and I can't very well go to bed at 6PM, now can I?!) I can sew downstairs. and there might just be a little bit of Netflix and Call the Midwife involved, too....

and here's another thing that happened this week: our Icelandic sheep, Helga, had her baby!

a sweet, tiny and healthy baby ewe was born on Tuesday morning. (that was a really crazy day!)

we're still deciding on a name for her (my first choice of Sally was outvoted..) and I think we're going to call her Katie.
I'm looking forward to clicking on over to Angela's blog, and seeing all the other green bits and bobs that have been sewn this week. on the weeks that I don't get much RSC sewing time in, it's especially nice to see what everyone else is working on.
O! I almost forgot! this is my 500th post! I started this blog 8 years ago to chronicle the remodeling of our recently purchased farmhouse in the country. our life has changed drastically in the last 8 years, and this blog has, too! for quite awhile I did keep the blog fairly current with our family adventures, and the progress on the house. there were even a few years where i blogged regularly about our gardening adventures, and the transition into farming and starting a CSA. however, the blogger format made it very difficult to upload pictures, so that's when we switched to facebook, and our own farm page.
now, my blog is mainly chronicling my sewing adventures. (even my mother-in-law doesn't read my blog anymore!) i really enjoy the time I'm able to spend sewing, and with so many other blogs out there, it's hard to "compete", especially if i don't have time to post everyday. i have many blogs that i enjoy following (and we all know it's the ones that post daily, or nearly so, that are the most interesting to follow...) so thanks for stopping by, and thanks for reading my sporadic and all quilty related posts!


gayle said...

I love reading your adventures, no matter what they are. (I don't do Facebook, so all I can see is what you have here.)
My blog has made a lot of transitions, too. I started as a knitting blog with occasional farm stuff, then became a farm blog with occasional knitting stuff. Then a year of silence as my life upended, and now I'm mostly about the quilts. Life is such a journey.
And congrats on that lamb! What a cutie she is! (I miss my sheep...)

Quiltdivajulie said...

Blog when you can about whatever you choose - I'll be here to read it. Sally/Katie is adorable!!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I enjoy your blog, but just clicked over and liked your facebook page, too! Love that little lamb!

PaulaB quilts said...

Accuquilt sure is fast, 16-plus quilts. I hope the group will all work on them. I've never seen a black long haired sheep, and that precious lamb. I quit Facebook, no time to keep up. I mostly use RSC16 as my blogging home. Whenever you can get on, enjoy all of your doings.

Angie said...

Congrats on your 500th post! I always enjoy reading about your adventures, whenever you post them (although I do follow you on IG, too).

Magpie Sue said...

For the record, I read blogs more than Facebook posts. But that's just me, and I don't do either to the extent that most other folks do I think. I'll have to have a look to see how many posts I've done. I've been blogging for about the same time as you I'd guess. My posts and approach have changed over time too. Guess that's what life is all about! Congratulations on the new baby. And who says you can't go to bed at six?! Just get up earlier and sew before your farm day starts!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats! on that sweet baby ewe and the Tumblers, too.


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