At Plum Loco Ranch, Door County, WI.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Fun at the Farm (stash report week 44)

The good weather we've been having is not at all conducive to quilting.  Time has been spent doing other things like visiting a corn maze, playing at the park, attending the last preschool soccer game of the season, and general (and much needed) yard work.
Last weekend we went to a corn maze on a nearby farm by the Big River. It was hot in that cornfield at high noon - whewee! This is shot off into the distance, toward the river.

There was also a bounce house, pony rides,

petting pens.... 

a hay bale slide with tunnel,...
a fun ride,....

a horse swing made from tires,....

, and a corn box.

Fun, fun, fun!!

Here is my lone little hexie flower for this week.  I have done some basting but been too tired at the end of the day to hang onto the needle and put any more together.

There have been additions to the stash numbers, but not by the exchange of money.  The good luck fairy snuck into my computer and left some luck behind on my giveaway comments for a couple of weeks.

Not long after the Moda designer blog hop, Deb Strain had a giveaway on her blog related to her willingness to jump out of a plane.  

Check out this post to see if she did it!

I was the lucky random number and she sent along a layer cake,...

..and a panel from her Christmas collection, Nature's Gift.

Deb Strain doesn't just design fabric.  She also sent a long a lovely box of holiday cards and a photo album organizer.  

Aren't these pretty? Love the birds, love the flowers!

Then, I won another FQ bundle from the Green Bag Lady, who just gave away 200 bags in one evening this weekend for a total of more than 18,000 bags - plastic be gone!

These are organic FQs from Monaluna Fabrics.  I think it will work perfectly for the new Clover and Violet stitch along tote.

Here are some Christmas Block Lotto blocks that were turned in at Tuesday night's guild meeting.  Aren't they pretty?

Next month I should have lots more to sort into groups for the drawings at the December meeting.

I took a day, well, a few hours while DS was at preschool one morning, to put together my Clover & Violet embroidery 101 QAL top.  One reason was because other QAL'ers were finishing up and since we started the QAL in May, well, I was anxious to see what it would like so why drag it out any longer?

The other reason was because it felt so good to sit with a large block of time get something done, just concentrate on one thing for a change - very relaxing.  I took my time and did not "unsew" a single stitch.

I understand it is supposed to be colder next week, so I vow here in blogland, to get the bindings on two quilts.  Hold me to it, will you?!  One quilt is quilted and the other is almost completely quilted.  How hard can it be since I put them on by machine these days?

Here are the numbers:
Used this Week: 0
Used year to Date: 49.42
Added this Week: 5
Added Year to Date: 114.57
Net Used for 2011:   -65.15
Check out more Stash Reports at Patchwork Times.  Have a great day!!


  1. I think when you are having that much fun, and are that lucky, you should try a lottery ticket! Looks like you had an awesome time at the farm!

  2. Looks like you've been having an absolute blast!

  3. What great fall fun! Looks like you've gotten quite a bit done despite being busy. Lucky you with TWO giveaway wins.

  4. Lots of fun and lots of quilting and giveaway wins going on! Excellent hexie flower too!!

  5. lovely gifts - you are the lucky one. The corn box looks like fun.

  6. It is to be 70 in a couple of days...we will be outside alot but I think this is the best fall I ever remember!

  7. What great wins! I haven't seen that collection Nature's Gifts before, it is beautiful!


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