I really never thought of what comes with the reality of being a grandma. As I reflect on the grandmas in my own life, they were both very different as were my mom and my mother in-law. Both my grandmas were stay at home moms, one with a smallish family, and the other one a … Continue reading being a grandma…
I found a cool little Lollipop Bags pattern in a quilt shop last fall and so far have made probably a dozen of them and given most of them away as gifts. I simplified it by not adding the handle or rosette. I love the contrasting triangle, it just gives it that little extra a little bag needs. They make … Continue reading little pretty bags
The days have been getting warmer and longer. The fields are turning green and the wheat is taking in the sunshine and rain. Mark has a great way of expressing it, God is irrigating the wheat for us again! Praise God, because we need the rain and the sunshine. The farm work gets kicked into … Continue reading its spring and the wheat is growing…
I thought I had better share with you my slow progress with Carson’s quilt. I have been working on some blocks that will be the main focus. It has been fun and challenging. Last fall I had visited family in Nebraska and my aunt showed me a quilt that had barns on it. I … Continue reading progressing slowly….
It will soon be my grandson’s first birthday and I have a quilt to make! I had some ideas running around in my head and finally figured out what to do. It obviously had to have ‘farm stuff’ in it, so I looked on Pinterest and in my quilt books and came up with a … Continue reading picking fabric
Cece, is what we call her, is my nieces daughter and she is two. She and her sister get to come up and visit us here on the farm one day a week while her parents work. I love my days with them and often we go on excursions around the farm and sometimes we go … Continue reading a quilt for Cecily
We all like the idea of having more time given to us and today is actually 24 hours of just that. Leap Year, a day that is given to us every 4 years. I really have never thought of Leap Year that way, I do have a friend who’s birthday is Feb. 29 and I … Continue reading Leap Year
I’m learning to knit and it is just as hard now as it was when I tried to learn it in high school in my Home Ec class. Crocheting came a lot easier for me so that was fine until I received my aunts knitting needles. She had quite an assortment of them and they … Continue reading knit purl knit purl, tbl?
I’ve decided to take a look back and then move forward with flowerswheatandfabric. Honestly, I struggled with continuing on, but I so much enjoy writing and documenting my journey of life and the things that bring me joy. I just need to carve the time to do it. Mark and I were just talking about … Continue reading Change is a Good Thing
It did take me a little longer than I had hoped, but midway while machine quilting; I wondered if I should start over! So I stopped and left it alone for a couple of months. When I took it out to reevaluate, I decided to dive in and finish it. I’m so glad I did. … Continue reading Wall Hanging Done!