Sunday, February 19, 2012

Where did the w/e go?

As usual, the weekend just flew by.  We attended the Chattahoochee Valley Poultry Association show yesterday.......over 2000 fowl, all in one place.  I will try to post a few photos tomorrow.  I had my list and checked out the breeds I am interested in.  Added a couple :-)  They are just so darned cute!!!  Hopefully I will get my chicken house started in the next few weeks and then I can really get serious.

Got some stitching and prepping done.  Finished two more of the little Trick or Treat baskets, completed my February block for Over the Meadow (but I won't post it here until after the end of the month when I post it at my Yahoo PrimFolkArt group) and did some prep work on several more.  They are just so adorable that I can't believe I waited a whole year to start them.  Finished quilting and binding the Kathleen Tracy small quilt for this month.  The pattern in Broken Dishes, and I did the small version in reds and pinks.  Some folks used a valentine embroidery in the center square, but I fussy cut one of my favorite Jo Morton bird toiles.  It is machine pieced and quilted.  Everything from scraps or stash.

My quilt group, the Sew Crazies, have started their second QOV.  We are making 12" blocks in patriotic colors (some fabrics left over from the previous quilt and some of our own) that look more "girly".  Seems that we always think of soldiers as guys, and, of course, that is simply not the case these days.  That is why we decided to make something a little more feminine.  I made the Dresden Plate and Fan blocks using the Darlene Zimmerman E-Z Dresden template......and it truly was easy.  I used invisible machine applique on the Fan and Dresden Plate and they were done much faster than I would have ever imagined.  Now I want to make a whole Dresden Plate quilt as at the Bunnyhill Scrappy Plate Club.  Always something to add to the list.

DGS, Dillon, helped us in the garden on Friday.  We added a nice little strawberry bed next to the fence, and I planted 20 strawberry plants.  Also put in some spinach and lettuce.  I have never raised either before and am hoping that it doesn't get too warm here before they are ready to harvest.  The weekend brought some gentle rain for them.  The garlic is growing and I think the onions are looking okay.  Blake is already buying seed for this year's garden.....Spring Fever for sure.

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Take care,


  1. Hi Jennie - I recently bought the EZ Dresden plate template - can't wait to give it a try!

  2. Hope you like it as much as I do!! Thanks for visiting.