Friday, July 8, 2011

Lazy Summer Days and Goofy Gopher Watch

We have been having some lovely weather lately, quite warm and sunny. Chloe finds the heat quite difficult, and likes to lay on the hardwood floor in a cool spot after she's had a long walk.
When she's not trying to cool off, she's on Goofy Gopher Watch. We have large sandstone rocks behind our condo that seem to house gophers, and she can stand on the deck and watch, hoping to catch a glimpse of movement. She doesn't move a muscle and can stand there for hours, just watching, and waiting. She is just so goofy as I am sure if she actually got a chance to catch one, she'd run away.
I am almost done all the pieces for Dana's quilt, and am now pressing them in preparation to sew them into blocks.
This was to be my year of "not joining"anything- quilt alongs, swaps, etc...well I have caved, and in order to jumpstart that mojo that seems to be slowly returning, I have decided to make blocks from the Farmers Wife Sampler Quilt book. I am not officially joining the group, and won't post on flicker, but these blocks appeal to me. In the past I was a big fan of Thimbleberries and Kansas Troubles, and have lots of scraps, so this is an ideal way to use those scraps.

I am not sure where this will lead, but I am a big fan of these traditional blocks. If it helps get that mojo back, then I am happy. I am loving all the blocks I am seeing on the blogs and also love seeing the fabric choices. The more "modern" fabrics look just so great in traditional blocks.

Have a wonderful summer weekend!


sunny said...
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sunny said...

I'll be watching to see how your blocks develop! I've been thinking about the Farmer's Wife for a long time, but haven't committed to anything yet.

Michelle said...

Seeing that pic of Chloe, makes me want to take a nap! lol!

Carol said...

You're going to love making those blocks...they really are addicting! Have FUN!

Cheryl said...

Those farmer's wife blocks are addicting and so much fun! Hope they help you get your mojo back.

Linda in Calif. said...

I would love to join too. I noticed that SoCalGal just joined. Or maybe that's SewCalGal. Well, the point being it's not too late. I'm so busy with the Civil War and Angela's quilt I just don't want be bite off more than I can chew. I'll just enjoy them as you sew them. :-) Gopher watching is an important task and we can see she is very serious about it.

joan said...

I'm like you I have decided not to join any BOM or other programs but I find myself looking up what is happinng along those lines on various sites. As someone says it is addictive. Can't wait to see your blocks.

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