Well here we go - the 2nd week of February already. Good golly Ms. Molly where did January go. I always find that January tends to be a schlump of a month for me. I've paid attention over the last few years and finally realized that. Hey nothing gets by me does it lol. But when February rolls around I always feel that zip show back up and I am ready to tackle things.
I have to say not much is new here at the Farmhouse - been fairly quiet with a few things here and there. I have quilt retreat with the peeps coming up in a few weeks and I'm really looking forward to that. We are headed to a new retreat for us - and I'm sure it will be wonderful. Shoot just to get away and sew is great isn't it? That means it's time to start thinking about what I will be taking and getting a little prep work done ahead of time - what a concept lol. I'm vending at a local quilt show the end of March so I imagine my sewing time will be spent on a sample or two - plus some glorious handwork. My goal for 2017 is getting some of those UFO's out of the boxes and finished up. Now having said that - I did challenge myself to the sew along on Lori's blog for Jan Patek's Fall Festival quilt - BUT it's all from my stash - no fabric or wool bought for it. I didn't quite make the challenge for February - but I did get the main block done - just didn't get the little moon blocks finished up - hopefully will be caught up for the next showing in March - here's my first block
The color isn't perfect because I took the picture tonight but you get the idea. I'm doing my top all in wool and going somewhat with what Jan used on her blocks as far as color goes. So I went with a blue moon and star - I like it and totally out of my box lol. I'm trying hard to stitch during the day for business and stitch at night for myself. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Anyway block 1 down. I'm also stitching on Chubby Bunny by Wooden Spool Designs. He's such a cutie pie.
I know the link for Farmhouse Woolens Etsy site isn't working and I'm trying hard to figure out what the heck I'm not doing to get it to go live. So if your interested you'll just have to type it in - sorry - I will keep on keeping on in that department. I'm getting ready to send out a newsletter in the next couple of weeks as to what's happening at Farmhouse Woolens. If your interested in signing up for it - please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and include your email address in the body of the email and I will add you to the list. How many times can I say word email in that sentence lol. I will have an update on the site next week. One of the upcoming kits next month is this adorable bunny that one of the peeps is working on - so sweet.
I have several dear peeps and angels helping me out with a few samples - what a blessing they are. I will share their projects with you as they come in and are completed. The projects will also be on the etsy site sometime in March.
A little decorating did happen in the last few weeks - although not much. I love this big tray I bought down at Buttermilk Basins open house last fall. I had it decorated with this big bowl during the holidays and just switched out a few things for Valentines decorating. A little hard to see - but those hearts are made from an old coverlet and have an antique key in the center.
So there ya go a little bit of this and that. Now that I've jumped back into the blogging pool - I'll see you back here next week with a yummy new recipe and maybe a few other things I'm working on.
Have a great week
Until Next Time