Saturday, March 7, 2015

FNWF Result

Just a short post to share my Friday Night with Friends results.  I finished cutting and laying out the blocks for the current Aurifil mini quilt.

I am using fabric from my 30's stash but had to go out and buy a yard of fabric for background and a fat 1/4 for sashing, which I do not have pictured.  Am not sure if I will keep the blocks in the order I have them set up in now, I was somewhat trying to copy the colors in the designers blocks.  I only got 2 blocks sewn and one is off somewhat, not sure if it will correct itself when I put the boarders on or not.   
So I am off to work on this mini some more since I have my Saturday morning paperwork done.  Still have to pay bills even though I would rather sew.  Hope you are all having a great weekend.  Blessings from our home in the woods!


Friday, March 6, 2015

Planning and FNWF

Although we have close to two feet of snow still covering our ground I decided I better get serious about getting some garden seed ordered.  Last year our green bean crop was a fail.  We had too much rain and planted three times and never got a bean.  I also did not order our favorite seed on time and just picked up some from one of the local greenhouses so that might have been part of the problem also.
Photo of Crockett Bush Green Beans grown using Untreated Seeds, Bush Green Beans
This is our favorite, Crockett Untreated from Harris Seed.  I must get it on order soon,  They are longer thin beans and the harvest lasts longer, re-blooming and putting out beans longer than any others we have tried.  And they are great canned.

I am also going to be on the lookout for something new for us this year.

This sounds like a great perennial to grow, it is also known as mountain celery.  I read about it in the 2015 February/March MaryJanesFarm magazine.  There is also a Creamy Lovage Soup recipe in the article that I cannot wait to try.  

While I am waiting for spring and the snow to melt I have been keeping busy. I have finished the 3rd and 4th block of the Moogly 2015 CAL.

This one is being blocked.
I also finished the center square for the Aurifil 2014 quilt this past week.

I now need to set all the other blocks and then I can put it together. 

Tonight I am working on the next 2015 Aurifil mini quilt.  I have most of the cutting completed. so I can just sit and sew.  You can read about this QAL hereand see what the finished quilt will look like.

Before I close I want to share a picture of our youngest grandson who turned 1 year old this past week.  This is grandchild number 8.

Did not get a picture that he did not have something in his mouth but I wanted to share this beautiful brown eye boy.

We are dreaming of spring here in Michigan as I know so many of the rest of the country is.  Blessing from our home in the woods.


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