And it's no joke I'm here posting lol. You know it seems hard to believe that April is already here because March went by so fast. However the weather really feels more like the middle or end of April instead. Things are greening up - there's little shoots of things pushing out of the dirt reaching there little sprouts towards the sun and the docks are going in around the lake. Yes it's been a strange winter for most of us - makes me shudder just a little bit about what summer might have in store for us.
Anywho yesterday one of the peeps and I spent a lovely day at our county's Garden Day. Tons of classes to pick from, a speaker, door prizes, vendors ,all the coffee, cookies and doughnuts one could eat and a wonderful lunch served in a flower pot to nourish us for the afternoon classes. Am I a gardner - that would be a bit fat NOPE - but I have the "wanna be" interest of being one - does that count :). I've always had a love for flowers and beautiful gardens - so with the info I learned yesterday from the classes I took I'm looking forward to taking a giant leap, well ok a little jump into the gardening world and seeing what I can do with dirt and plants lol. I have some very talented friends who do beautiful gardens and I know they will help a girl out, until they start checking their caller ID to see who's on the line :). I did buy a really sweet little child's iron garden bench to put out somewhere amongst the flowers - it's still in the car so I'll take a pic later for you.
It's been a busy week here at the Farmhouse - my 2 woolie groups had their get together so that meant 2 days of wonderful wool or textile inspiration. First off here's a little inspiration for ya from Wooly Women. I sometimes supply the girls with kits to do certain projects. The project from February was a Primitive Stitches pattern called Tulips - here's how one of them finished their's. I just supplied the background, pattern and wool - they supply the rest
Great job Randee
This was the completion of 2 years of stitching for this Wooly Woman - she plans on doing some stitch between the blocks and then adding a fabric border. The pattern is called Snowman A-Z by Crabapple Hill - I came home and ordered the pattern - LOVE IT
Ms. Kathe had 2 projects to share - both are Bird Brain Designs - how sweet is this bunny stitchery
beautiful wool eggs
great job Kathe - you always get so much done and your a wonderful inspiration
This was the next project the Wooly Women wanted to work on - I supplied them with the pattern and wool and they will pull from their stash for their fabrics - Ms. Randee made up the sample - it's a Quilts by Cherie design called Tis Spring. Can't wait to see it finished - the egg wool is a little hard to see - but it's there lol
Next up was Woolie day and Ms. Kari hosted us. We were minus a few woolies who we missed very much :). She made us a beautiful lunch - it was so yummy and pretty to look at - it's hard to tell but the chicken salad was nestled in little phyllo pastry bowls.
Next up was show and tell - first up was Ms. Penny - sharing her alphabet mini
then Ms. Faye showed us the quilt she made for a raffle to benefit a program she is involved in
isn't that just sweet and the back was minke - so it was yummy and soft. You can't really tell but it was pouring rain out all afternoon - with some thunder as well. The rain was a real welcome in our neck of the woods - no one was complaining.
Next up is Ms. Kari's project - this is her FIRST ever hand applique block - great job Kari and she says she really enjoys doing hand applique :) and now she's hand quilting it - your on fire sister :). She did say that she learned you should never do a symmetrical block for your first stab at appliqueing lol- you did a great job despite that obstacle sister.
I shared this finished project by Cottage Creek Designs - which I pinned to my big board ironing board and the cover is in dire need of recovering lol - but I haven't hung the little quilt up yet so this was the best I could do
then I'm working on this little flower from a book Lisa from Primitive Gatherings gave us when we attended her trunk show - it's one of her first books and it's a quilt made out of all different flower blocks - sorry can't remember the name and it's all the way upstairs lol - can you spell L-A-Z-Y.
anywho I'm going to make mine into a pillow along with several other flowers that are in the book - I'll share those as I stitch along. I might put an old button in the center or a stuffed wool circle with french knots around it - not sure yet. So after all of that great inspiration, chatter and stitching - it was time to refuel - cuz it had been at least a couple of hours - my goodness we were getting weak LOL
A couple of shots from around the house - first of all these guys seem to be coming to the door looking for food way to often and they drive Ms. Cami crazy as you can imagine
Love these little paper mache peeps in the sunroom - notice the blue on them, LOVE IT
can't remember where I got this rabbit plate but I think it was on ebay several years ago - I still love it
it's always fun to decorate this little nook in the cabinet
isn't that wool piece great - I bought it from my friend Susie on ebay - go check out her wonderful offerings - she's always adding listings and her workmanship is amazing.
I've had these eggs for several years and love them when it's time to come out for the season
Well I'm thinking this post is long enough and Mr. Farmhouse and I need to head outside to do some yard work. He asked what the blog post was about and if Cami or him where in it - I told him Cami made the blog because she was laying on the couch so cute - he said he could do that to LOL. Sorry maybe next time :)
My calendar quote today is a great one I want to share
it were your
in each moment
Have a great Sunday and hope your weather is beautiful like it is here.
Until Next Time