Friday, 18 March 2016

smiles and fun ~ May and Charlotte

I am plugging away at my Farmer's Wife 1930's Sew-along blocks, no longer worried about catching up I am just picking out my favourites from the ones that have been released. There is going to be a slower pace for the whole sew along, as there will only be one block a week and I'm happy with that! 

These two blocks were English Paper Pieced.

#61 May - This letter is so true, my kids are hyper aware of my feelings. I'm often focused on what needs to be done and probably should have more laughs. "The troubles and burdens of the world will come to them all too quickly, and they will go from us to fight their own battles. Let's make our children happy while we can". I picked out fabrics that make me smile.

#23 - Charlotte "I decided to make this summer an enjoyable one for the whole family". I used the theme of games to pick fabrics for this block and used Cotton & Steel prints that felt happy to represent the "picnic playground"!

Yesterday I had a great time teaching a hand quilting class at Patchfinders, the ladies did an amazing job and came up with some really original and inspiring quilt designs! The stitches looked so good:

Today my son turned 8! He's a wonderful boy. So interested in everything, a voracious reader, an engineer - always taking things apart and figuring out how things work, a storyteller and such a thoughtful, sweet boy. He loved his new watch:

Being 8 was a lot of fun, I had brilliant friends and I remember learning to roller blade. I hope he enjoys 8 too! We are having his birthday party tomorrow (Kung Fu Panda 3 - at the same cinema I had a party to see Back to the Future 3).

Check back here on Sunday, there's going to be an excellent giveaway!

linking up to finish it up friday at crazy mom quilts


  1. I'm always impressed with your lovely Farmer's Wife blocks! But I am equally impressed that you remember being 8! Happy birthday Fred!

  2. Thanks for a great hand quilting class at Patchfinders Lucyv- I really enjoyed it!

  3. I am doing the Farmer's Wife Blocks too. Slowly. I love yours!

  4. Happy birthday- 8 years old how exciting! I hope you had a great party and enjoyed the film!

  5. I'm really enjoying seeing all your blocks, great progress! Happy Birthday, enjoy!

  6. Loving seeing all of your blocks coming together, and I too am enjoying the slower pace. I desperately needed the room to think more about what I'm doing instead of just rushing through it. Love your Charlotte! Hope you have a fabulous week! <3

  7. Such a sweet smile on your boy's face! Happy birthday! Your farmer's wife blocks are beautiful!

  8. Those are some fabulous Farmer's Wife blocks! I'm amazed at how precise EPP is...when someone else is holding the needle! Your 8-year-old boy looks quite satisfied with his birthday gift. What a happy smile he has!

  9. fab blocks Lucy - wishing I was eight again now !!!