Wow – it’s the last Farm News before Christmas! My Ipad still isn’t working properly so I’m blogging from my phone which isn’t easy. As you probably know, Hercules went home and he was a very popular guy on the blog. Next Monday and Tuesday I am keeping another Great Dane named Lambeau as in Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers. I’ve never met him but after my experience with Hercules, I know he’s probably another gentle giant.
Bailey is doing well and will be going to her new forever home very soon. More details on that later. Remember the black kitten that pooped behind the freezer? She moved to the basement and Telly has been playing hide and seek with her through the cat door. She lies on the kitchen side with her head through the flap and the kitten sits just out of reach on about the 2nd basement step. Yesterday I let Telly go to the basement to meet black kitty in person and it was fine. By next week I’m quite sure black kitty will be upstairs with us.
Here is my November UFO all quilted and bound. Whew! I don’t enjoy making big quilts and this one is queen size. I laid it in a chair after I finished binding it and found JB enjoying it the next morning. Here’s a better picture of the quilt and a close up – it’s called Talkin’ Turkey from Spring Fling by Bonnie Hunter. (Book available on our website.) I used all my red, brown, black and neutral scraps to make this quilt and it was beautifully quilted by Jan Shafer. I traded dog boarding last summer for her dog, Jackson, for quilting – I KNOW I came out ahead on that deal, don’t you?
Remember Baby Lucy? Here she is in her car seat last night. You can hardly see her little face.
The Free Online Quilt Sampler layout has been posted with all the block patterns. I made this quilt last year just using my scraps and as I was making it, I felt nothing would “go together” but I am tickled with this quilt now. These monthly patterns will remain on our website for those who are still making blocks and for all the others who would now like to start making blocks after seeing the quilt. The Free Quilt Block tab is at the top of our home page. I am working on the free online sampler quilt for 2014 and have the first two finished. Watch for the January block on or around January 1st.
I have finished the binding on Talkin’ Turkey, made January Charm School, a pink strip quilt, working on my birthday kit, and want to start another scrap project in one of Bonnie Hunter’s books. Never enough time to sew, is there?
Don’t forget we’re closed Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday the next 2 weeks. Merry Christmas to all of you! And don’t forget that Jesus is the reason for the season!