Thursday, May 14, 2015

Busy, Busy, Busy

Seems like the last couple of weeks have been extra busy and sometimes hectic. One of things that has taken a good bit of my time is helping my husband on the small farm he and his brother have. My b-i-l is in poor health, so I've been trying to help out. This little farm has been in my husband's family since just after the War between the States. I call it "The Funny Farm". But, somedays it is not so funny, especially when you have an Angus cow who loves to jump the fence. Ugh! We have crazy cow, her 7 month old calf, and 1 huge bull. They are being sold. It will be the first time in probably 150 years that there will be no cattle on the farm. Kind of sad, but too much work for my hubby and his brother.

I did get to have a fun day trip with Sharon this past Tuesday. We took the 2 hour drive to Paducah, KY. Neither of us had ever been to the National Quilt Museum before. We toured the museum, visited Eleanor Burn's shop Quilt in a Day, and of course, Hancock's of Paducah. I had been to this store before, but Sharon had not. She was in awe.

I have managed to get some sewing time in, too. I have been working on a Sister's Choice quilt off and on for several months.. I am using Bonnie Hunter's free pattern. You can find it here. I used scraps that Sharon and I had left over from the herringbone quilts we made last year.
The pattern calls for 72 star blocks and I only have about 5 left to do. They are all very scrappy. The points are all green. I used greens with a bluish tint to them and dark emerald green. Hope to finish the last of the star blocks today. I cut out the borders yesterday. Hope you find some time to work on a project today.


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I was going to make that block once for a quilt and got side tracked and forgot about - looks good

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I love your star blocks. I can imagine your friend's face when she first saw Hancock's. It's pretty amazing, even for someone who's been there several times. ;-)

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I agree a very busy time of year! I need to settle down after a weekend out of town and just enjoy my stitching and the lazy days of summer. Sister's Choice has been on my list quilts to do for a long time. Hope I get to it someday.

Teresa in Music City said...

Sounds like you are busy with a little bit of everything! It is so sad to see the old farms reduced and many of them gone. I rarely see cattle in fields anymore like I used to, and everywhere housing developments are gobbling up the land. Ah well..... quilting certainly helps make our modern lives more enjoyable and slows it down a bit. Love your blocks and can't wait to see them in a quilt!

Anonymous said...

It's good that the "boys" have held out this long with the farm. With the quilting - I love anything with a 9 patch base and your Sister's Choice blocks have that. I like the way the 9 patches stand out. One of these days I will make it to Paducah. And of course to Hancocks. I need more fabric like an over stocked fabric store in the middle of the desert, but something tells me the allure of that store would make me part with some cash.

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