WIP ~ August 31st, 2011

Farmer’s Wife Sampler Blocks;

2. Autumn Tints

A little shy on the one side, but the corners all seem to meet up, LOL!

Fabrics: collection of scraps, and large squares are a green fabric from another quilter.  Block 16/111

5. Bat Wings

Another block I love.  High contrast with a fun graphic feel.

Fabrics: Brown is a Fat 1/4 from Joann’s, blue is from another quilter.  Block 14/111

6. Big Dipper

This was a fun block to piece together.  It was very helpful to have made the mistakes I made last week with matching up pieces.  This time I made sure I was sewing the correct sides together the first time.

Fabrics: Joann’s for the horseshoe print {scraps from Mr. SD’s TV quilt}, and the dark paisley print is from another quilter.  Block 15/111.

9. Box

Took a while to decided on blue on blue, and I am very happy with how it turned out this way.

Fabrics: both blues are from the same quilter as the green in Block 2.  Block 17 of 111.

108. Windmill

My new favorite.  I wish I could make a whole quilt out of these fabrics.  I wasn’t sure about the purple while I was cutting pieces, but I adore the finished look.

Fabrics: Green and Rose Print from Joann’s ages ago, purple cross hatch from Connecting Threads.  Block 18/111 

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While I have not been making much any progress on my other WIPs, I am very happy with how my Farmer’s Wife Quilt-Along blocks are coming.  I am envisioning a dark brown sashing that has some pattern to it.  Maybe like the green leafy fabric I used in block 108.  A chocolate brown would really set all of these blocks beautifully.

What have you been working on this week?

Kimberlee, Thank you for visiting!

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{not sure why it came up with 3 yards of blue, when the thicker boarder is cream at only 2.75 yards}

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5QF ~ Aug. 26th, 2011

Welcome to the last Friday of August 2011.

Welcome to the 71st day of 100+ degree weather in Central Texas.

This heat has been crazy.  No rain and crazy hot.  Our 33 acres of hay fields have no hay.  We haven’t seen the hay grow more than an inch or two all year.  I did find some really nice, horse quality hay to buy up in Waco.  The hay itself is from Missouri.  Haven’t started feeding it yet, as we have one more round bale from our hay crop last year still to feed.

Definition of crazy: living on 33 acres of hay fields and having to buy hay for the horses that comes all the way from Missouri.  That is crazy.

Ms. V {the youngest terror} is now crawling like crazy, has two bottom front teeth, and is pulling herself up to stand on everything {stable or not, LOL}.  Her favorite chew toy is my shoes.  Yuck!  Both of my kiddos have chewed on more of my shoes than any puppy I have raised.  Double yuck!!

Ms. E {the older, more experienced terror} has decided that being at least four feet of the ground should be the norm at all times.  We have found her on the changing table, on top of the bookcase {which is why you anchor them to the wall}, and on the back of the couch.  Needless to say… Ms. E is currently not allowed out of eyesight, and not left in any room by herself right now.

She has also decided after the blue toes experience that she would like to be a toe nail polisher…

Five Question Friday ~

1) Did you make any fun purchases this week?

I bought diapers.  Does that count?

2) If you could go to any musical concert, what would it be?

The Fresh Beat Band ~ Ms. E would get such a kick out of it, that it would be worth it.  Plus if everyone in the crowd is below 3′, I could see the stage, LOL!

3) What is your least fav/most fav house chore?

Cooking is my least fav.  I hate trying to figure out recipes, but don’t mind baking deserts.

My most fav is when all the chores are done, and I can get some sewing or reading in.

4) Would you prefer new appliances or clothes?

I would love new appliances.  I have been drooling over those super, cool washer/dryers that are front loading, have a steam cycle, and make PB&J for you too.

5) Miracle Whip or Mayo? This question makes me laugh.  I grew up in a mayo only household.  Mr. SD is a Miracle Whip only kinda guy.  So, I get caught in the middle between Mr. SD and my mom on which is best.  I will say that on a sandwich I prefer Mayo.  If it is in something {i.e. chicken salad or egg salad} I don’t notice it enough to prefer one over the other, and tend to use what I have in the refrigerator.

Now if we were talking Peanut Butter, I would have to say Smooth and Creamy is the way to go.  Definitely.

Have a fantastic weekend!

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I'm Kimberlee, the owner/creater of 'The Spunky Diva'. Here is a little about me... In addition to my love of blogging I adore all crafts, sewing, quilting, improving my non-existent cooking skills, and playing with my two girls. We have a 'collection' of animals around the place to keep us busy; two 'huge' dogs, a cat, kittens, several horses, and assorted wildlife. We live east of Austin, Texas, in the middle of farm country. Here at 'The Spunky Diva' blog I get to share daily life moments, fun crafts, sewing and quilting progress/finishes, and brag about my 'Babies'. Thank you for visiting and sharing some of your day with me!


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