Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Welcome Fall

Ahhhh, what an awesome day!  The kids are back in school today, the sun is shining this morning and all is well.  My husband is out the door to get the combine all ready for harvest.  I love this time of year,  I am dreaming of fall quilt projects to work on, but have came up with nothing yet.  A small table topper in fall colors, an applique wall hanging with pumpkins, hmmmm.....After a few chores I plan on sitting out on the deck and stitching the afternoon away.  Maybe then I will decide on my fall project.

A little peek at what I have been working on.... 
I am working on a mini quilt.  It is one of the challenges at Small Quilt Talk, a group that is run by Kathleen Tracy.  I believe it has to be completed by October 4, so I am doing good for time.  I actually cut enough to make 24 star blocks!!  I could make at least 3 mini's!!  Not sure on the layout yet, but I am working on a few ideas.  For now I will just keep making star blocks.  They are super quick to whip up if you have everything cut and ready*  Stay tuned for the finished projects.

Is this not the cutest little block ever!  I have recently signed up for a BOM at a great little quilt shop in Calgary AB.  This is a Lynette Anderson BOM, and for anyone not familiar with her work you should check out her blog at - lynetteandersondesigns.typepad.com. The small blue birdhouse is actually a little hand painted button!!  Each of the blocks in this BOM will have a cute little hand painted button on it, along with embroidery and a little applique.  What a great mix of my favorite things :)

Well I better get out and feed the animals. I am sure they are all wondering where I am this morning.  Oh and I think the washing machine just finished, so I have towels to go hang on the line! 

Just another day on the farm!

Peace,  Cindy

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Me, Myself and I

I don't know how it happened....but it did!  I am at home.........ALONE!!  Woohoo.  Not that I like to be alone all the time, its just that it rarely happens at my house.  There are my kids and their friends and hubby and his friends and so on!  Anyhow, everyone had plans but moi.  So I have just come in from feeding the horses, dogs and cats and I am going to QUILT!  Not sure what to work on, but considering my extensive pile I shouldn't have a hard time choosing.  I think I will start with a little applique, move on to some cutting and perhaps a little piecing on the machine after that!

It shall be an awesome afternoon.  I may even go outside to work on the applique.  It has warmed up considerably now that the smoke has cleared (from the BC fires) and the sun has a chance to shine.
This is a small portion of a flowerbed in the front of my house.

Until next time,


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Its a Beautiful Day

I am typing this while sitting out on my front patio.  The weather is a balmy 28 degrees here today!  I thought I better enjoy it as much as possible because the weather man is calling for cooler temps and rain for the rest of the week.
Two days ago I cleaned out my quilting room/office.  Midway through I thought it would probably have been easier to just close the door and forget that room ever existed.  However I persevered and mulled through and today it looks like a whole new space.  Still not to sure what to do with all the scraps though. I have them in every shape and size!!  For now they are in bags and buckets waiting to be sifted through...

Other happening around the farm............

Say hello to the latest additions to the farm.  We have 4 little kitties, they are 2 weeks old in this picture.  One of these little cuties is chocolate brown!!  I am keeping that one....another is a tri color, than a tabby and a light grey/brown.  They are their mamas pride and joy!!

This is my veggies garden.  I spend many hours in here over the summer.  I absolutely love sitting down to a meal knowing that it was grown right in my backyard! Who doesn't love sweet summer peas and carrots picked fresh from the garden, or nice little baby potatoes..mmm!

Hopefully with the weather being cooler and rainy tomorrow, I will have a chance to quilt a little.  I love sitting in my sewing room now that it is all clean and fairly organised (really who is ever totally organised?!)


Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Well I am back from a great holiday!  Myself and family and friends headed down to Eureka Montana for a much needed vacation.  The weather was a little unusual for that area.  It is normally very hot and dry there, but they were actually getting rain!!  The day we arrived, we stopped for groceries at the local Market and the fellow working there said to my husband, "were you here for the big rain?".  We had a good chuckle because I don't even think they got a 1/4" out of it!!

This past Saturday I attended the Annual Eureka Montana Quilt Show.  As usual there were some amazing quilts for show and sale. I am constantly amazed at all of the unbelievable talent far and wide.  I already can't wait for next years EMQS!  The shops that attended and set up booths had some great little finds......I probably spent more than I should have, but hey.....it only comes once a year!!

This was one of my favorite quilts in the show.
It was all appliqued and quilted by hand.  A beautiful piece of work! It was hung sideways on the
building, oops!

As always when you leave home for a week, the weeds grow.  Tomorrow my day will be spent working in the gardens trying to get ahead of the weeds!  Not sure if this is possible, but I will do my best.  Hopefully I will get a chance to do a little quilting too.  

Until Next time