Slowly but surely I've been plugging along. Most productive this past weekend. I got a couple more Farmers Wife quilt blocks done.
I love both of these blocks!
I really like this one...
and could see an entire quilt of this block. Simple half square triangles.
If you've been reading my blog for very long, then you've heard me say I'm not planning to piece any where NEAR all of the blocks in the Farmers Wife quilt. My blog-buddy Deb twisted my arm to do this block of the month to begin with. She DID! Don't deny it Deb! I've got pictures of the bruises! ;o) She is kicking butt on her blocks and faithfully piecing each one. She will have a beautimus quilt when it's all said and done. I have decided if I don't like the block, whether it's the construction or if I just think it's ugly, I'm not sewing it. I'm being selective!
For that reason, I will have a smaller quilt, which is fine with me since it's a sampler block quilt. AND for that reason, I am getting quite the new little stash of civil war repros and Jo Morton prints...
oooh! aaaaah! I'm already pondering what to make out of the 'leftovers'! Time will tell!
Being the disciplined sampler stitcher that I am (ahem...yeah...) I have stayed true to my decision to not start anything new at this time, and instead have been focusing on Ann Rayner.
Making progress no doubt! I got all the flower buds stitched on the right side of the green outer border.
I also have the larger sheep stitched down in the lawn, though you can't see them very clearly at this point! I've also stitched in the flower buds in the lawn. I need to get the stems done...
and then do the over-one sheep and then fill in the grass! I need to get the over-one done too because since it's that time of the year for a tree to sprout up in the living room, I need to deconstruct my fav' stitching corner so the upheaval could have some repercussions on stitching progress! If it's just grass fill-in left, I can do that in any light I think. Must get that over-one done!!!
I don't think I mentioned it on the blog, but I was "asked" to come back to the office full-time until at least mid-January. Reluctantly, and fighting back a tear or seventeen, I agreed. *SIGH* Something about end of year madness.....
Good news is the full-time pay returns, so I suppose it's not all bad. This is my first full week back...and so I'm truly just pluggin' along! If you want to send me peppy vibes to get thru the week, I'll welcome them! ;o)