See that little quilted piece on the wall under the framed picture? It's a small wall hanging I made a couple of years ago, and I really like it. But the fabrics I used in making it are definitely of an "autumnal" hue. With our summer season approaching (we're still holding out hope), I wanted something that said "green and growing" more than "end-of-the-season-wrap-up."
New piece done, new piece in place.
When my daughter saw this being made she thought it was something for Christmas. Hey, reds and greens can be just as much summer colors as Christmas ones!
The block I chose is an old one called, simply, Flower Pot.
I wanted bright colors of summer, but also wanted it to coordinate with the colors used in the framed cross-stitch hanging above it.
This little project has been on my Wanna-Do List for a while. And now it's done!
I live with my husband on a small homestead in Northeastern Minnesota. Our daughter (Beyond the Fork in the Road) currently lives in a small cabin in the woods not too far from us.
Our place is located outside a small tourist town and a two and a half hour's drive from the nearest big city. Trips to the city are infrequent, well-planned, and exhausting!
We currently raise chickens and have hives of honey bees. Raising some of our meat and most of our fruits and vegetables is a priority for us; so, along with our birds for meat and eggs, we have fruit trees, berry patches and a huge vegetable garden.
Quilting is my passion, and I could happily spend each day in my quilt studio if I weren't happily spending each day out in the garden. Good thing we have winters up here; Mother Nature helps keep my life balanced.
Home and Household Manager (Highly-Skilled Domestic Engineer)
Wife of Retired School Teacher (I Really Enjoy Having Him Home)
Mother of Grown Child (I Am So Proud of Her)
Fanatic Gardener (So Many Seeds, So Little Summer)