Saturday, November 9, 2013

I Can't Believe it is November!

Beautiful day today.  The sun is shining, while it is very windy, it is pretty mild outside, you can still get away with the sweatshirt, but I know living in Michigan that all too soon it will be cold, and snowy and I will be hoping for winter to end. 

Day 7 I am thankful for all of the goods that we have.  I do not have to stand in line hoping I can get a loaf of bread, or a pound of rice.  I am fortunate enough to live in a very prosperous country.  I was thinking about that while waiting at the grocery check out stand.  There is one whole aisle just with bread.  All sorts of different kinds: whole wheat, 7 grain, 12 grain, potato,  white, sesame, garlic, rye.  Oh the variety, and right next to it are the bakery sections with Italian, French, Sourdough, Artisan.  I am oh so fortunate with all the varieties. 

As I was making farmer's wife blocks today I realized I made a mistake.  The problem was that I did not have enough of the green I was using to fix the block.  I have used this green in some farmer's wife blocks, and in a country charmer block too.  Alas not enough to use to fix my mistake but it will go for maybe something else.  Kind of makes me sad.  This is one of the fabrics that I found in the many boxes of fabric that Aunt Beth gave to my mother. 



I also realized that my farmer's wife fabric scrap box was getting a little lean, and very chaotic.  So I pulled everything out looking for any scraps of the green, pulling a couple of reds I would like to use in the country charmer. 

I then started going through this box.  Remember I said I had won a box of Scraps from Kim's Big Quilting Adventure here?  I found a bunch of fabrics that will look great in my Farmer's Wife, and country charmer and found a couple of yummy green scraps just big enough for what I need.  As I was sitting and folding scraps I though of this question.

If you could raid anyone's scrap basket whom would it be?  One of the superstars of quilting, maybe just one of the blogs you follow or maybe someone who owns a quilt store? 

So many choices. 

Oh yea I finished two Farmer's Wife blocks today


Fruit Basket
Friendship

Have you thought about it?  Whose stash would you like to raid?

Have a blessed day.

1 comment:

Lesley said...

Your blocks are wonderful. I especially love Fruit Basket. As for raiding someone's stash, I think it would be Lori Holt...I don't have any fabrics that are like hers, but I love everything she makes!