I haven’t read my emails yet but this morning starts the Quirky Little Quilts Sew Along. I’m going to do it – blocks are tiny but it looks like fun – I’ll find out more and let you know. Anybody with me?
Reed and I had a fun afternoon yesterday. He fixed a mistake on his quilt back that I discovered before we delivered it to the quilter last week. Whew! Then we went to his Grandma Cheryl’s house where Reed’s 3 chicks are getting their start. I did not want to get 20 more chickens this spring so Reed got these 3 at Bomgars Farm Store. When I see them it makes me wish they were mine – haha! On a side note – I need to get some pictures of my chicks that are getting tail feathers and all 5 run together as one so there’s this little flurry of chicks wherever they go.
Back to Reed. Here he is holding one of the chicks who are named for great grandmothers. This is Pearl. The other two are Vernice and Alice. Honestly who names a chicken these personal names – except me! Maybe he’s had someone influencing him – haha! Remember his grown hens, Debbie, Delores, Edna and Alta, have spent the winter here in my barn.
Here are the new girls – Alice, Pearl and Vernice.
And now two more Harveys for the Harvey Parade! From Lois, a big Harvey.
And from Paula
And now I’ll show you my most embarrassing moment. Is my face red! I made this Harvey and have previously made several others. I became obsessed with matching the stripes in the pants which could not be done since the little strip of background fabric is between his legs. I would have had to put a seam in the top part of the pants to make the stripe continuous. In the meantime I didn’t realize what I did with his hands. I finished making the top, sewed around the bow tie and nose, added the embroidery and then quilted it. After it was quilted I added all the buttons, carefully choosing a variety, and then I bound it — never once noticing the hands – until I looked at Paula’s Harvey and I wondered about making a shirt of a different color for Harvey. Okay, here he is – my most embarrassing moment on the blog.
I couldn’t even get to sleep thinking about showing this to you guys and giving it to a friend! Poor Karla – I gave my deformed Harvey to Vera and June who loved him but wait till their mom explains that he has no hands. The hands are down by his feet!
Well, that’s all I can write – I’m working on the Goat Gazette price and will tell you soon. For now I have to get rid of my red face. Maybe I’ll be able to laugh at this by the time we meet in Rochester at the Minnesota Quilt Show. Reed is coming with me to meet any of you who can come. Tonight is Band Bonanza at the school. Hope you have a better day than me!