"I have had more genuine enjoyment in caring for and breeding up my beautiful flock of White Rock chickens; more real pleasure in tending my flowers and vegetables, more honest satisfaction in working with the lambs and bees, than I ever experienced in the varied round of activites that made up my life in the city." ~Mrs. A.B.D., Park County, Wyoming, 1922
Have you seen the book, "The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt: Letters from 1920's Farm Wives and the 111 Blocks They Inspired"?
When I saw some of the blocks posted on flickr, I got excited, and then I found the quilt-a-long group, and got really excited. Then I looked up the book. I ran to JoAnn this morning to get it, but didn't find it, and now I've ordered it off Amazon and am waiting impatiently for it to arrive. I can't wait to get started! I love the idea of making traditional quilt blocks, some of which are really quite fancy, and using one's own personal aesthetic and color palette. Check out the group. (I was going to name names, but I love so many of the girl's blocks, I'd end up naming everyone.) And join in!
No, I didn't find the book at JoAnn this morning, but I didn't come home empty handed, either.
The yellow and blue daisies on the bottom were my consolation prize. I really love them because they remind me of vintage sheets and will look great in a picnic blanket. The other fabrics I got in a package from fabric.com today. The middle two are obviously Liberty of London lawn. And the top two are called "More Antique Treasures." Love love love.
Also got these tags (they're Martha Stewart). I'm such a sucker for pretty paper things...
Yesterday I was so overwhelmed with my looong list of sewing projects, I didn't know where to begin. So, what did I do? I clipped and sewed more fabric tags, instead.
This afternoon I finally began a real sewing project. In this case, it meant pulling fabrics and cutting a bunch of 2.5" squares. That always seems to be a good beginning...