Helloooooo out there - anyone around anymore. I read my last post and couldn't believe that it had been a month today that I last blogged. I could apologize but you've heard that before and probably tired of it lol. Life has been busy here at the Farmhouse the last month and this month is going to be a bit crazy as well. But that's how it rolls sometimes isn't it. We all have busy times and then some slower times as well.
Soooo its that time of the month to share my blocks for the challenge with Anne/Cottons n Wools and no blog Sandy. We are doing the Fit to Frame #6 from pattern designer Lori Smith/From My Heart to Your Hands. We have one more month of these blocks and then that baby can head to the framer. I know just right where it's going to go. Here's my blocks for this month
These are such fun blocks to work on - and of course I'm being different than Anne and Sandy and doing a mix of cotton and wool for my applique and they are all on different cotton backgrounds.
Speaking of Anne and Sandy they are coming for a little visit next week - I'm so excited I can't stand it. It will be fun hanging out, talking smart (something Mr. Farmhouse likes to say) and probably doing some stitching. It will be a fun time together. Market is also next week and I will be heading there as well. It's in Minneapolis this spring so it's just a quick trip down the highway for that. It will be fun to see what's new out there in quilty land. If your on instagram - check me out - under yellowfarmhouse - I post there usually a couple of times a week for sure. With Anne and Sandy visiting and then market - there should be lots to share on there as well as here later this month. After market Gail Pan a sweet quilt designer from Australia is coming back with me for a few days - she will be teaching a workshop up in the nest. That is a event I'm looking forward to and I think the ladies who signed up are as well. Besides teaching she will be doing a trunk show of her new things fresh from market. So as you can see May is full of wonderful fun times.
A week ago I went on the annual spring quilt retreat with the peeps and beeps. We had such a great time and I only took a couple of pictures - I'm really slipping in the picture taking area. Need to up that and catch good times. Here's a picture of one of the quilts at the retreat
I can't remember the name of the quilt - but she left the applique border off and changed out the center of the quilt to another pattern that was in the same book. I do know it was from the book Country Elegance - that I can tell you lol. I did leave retreat a day earlier than the rest of them so I could head up to Fargo and attend a decorating conference put on by a fun store in the area. There were a few different speakers during the day and then the guest speakers in the evening were Chip and Joanna from Fixer Upper on HGTV. I'm a BIG - HUGE fan of theirs and they did not disappoint. Just as warm and funny as they are on TV. I love their outlook on how they work their life and that family without question comes first. What a fun day and evening that was. I did post a few pictures on instagram of them. We were lucky to have front row seats and have our picture taken with them after the event.
Let's see what else is happening here at the Farmhouse. I've been starting to work on that tweaking around the house I talked about earlier this year. Ya time is moving fast towards the wedding and there's plenty of things I want to accomplish. I'm really happy with how things are starting to look. I should have some pics to share with you the next time I post - when is that you say - sometime this month is the best I can do. Also our sweet Ms. Cami has been battling an eye issue for the last few weeks. We are on 2 drops a day twice a day for 3 weeks - then she will head back to the vet and see how it's going. We are hoping this takes care of it - otherwise further testing is going to be needed. She's not in pain - but I don't think it's always easy to see out of her eye. At 13 years old - things don't always like to work like they used to.
Well that's it for now. The next few weeks are going to be busy busy busy - but I will be back before the end of May - that you can count on. I'm going to have lots to share with you. Now head over to Anne's blog and see how they did their blocks for the challenge.
Until Next Time