Hi everyone!! I have to thank all of you for your wonderful comments on the Farmer's Wife quilt. I still look at it and can't believe that it's finished. I'm almost sad that journey is over. One little thing I didn't mention when I posted last time was that when I sat down at the machine to clean it up, oil her and start on a new project - the foot pedal took off like a demon with its tail on fire! I don't know what I did - I must have been pushing it too hard, but that foot pedal is shot. Thank goodness I had another one from the other 301A that I have, and a totally new one arrived this week. Can't be caught without a foot pedal! But again, thank you for all your wonderful comments and encouragement while I was working on it. But again I'm kind of sad it's finished - so sad that I decided to get myself into another mess - and this may be the reason I need to have my head examined:
Even though the weather has been beautiful and my trusty companion Bailey and I have gone on more walks and field runs than I can count, I did manage to get a little stitching in:
Now the stripping - no, nothing offensive here - this is a PG-rated blog, but I have been stripping - with fabric:
We've been enjoying the most unseasonable weather that we've ever seen in Michigan for March - like can you say 86 degrees on Thursday and temperature records broken all over the place? It's been wonderful, and things have blooming right and left:
And on another note, please send thoughts and prayers for my MIL. She's almost 85 and took a tumble down her stairs this week. Actually this is the second time she's done this. The first time she was just scraped up a little, but on Friday she took another tumble and fractured her pelvis (hairline, thank goodness), fractured her shoulder and her wrist in five places. She's in good spirits and will have surgery on her wrist on Tuesday. That woman is a little spitfire and can run circles around me. She's going to hate having to take it easy for a while.
Well, that's it for me this week. I hope that everyone has a great week and gets a lot of stitching in and some great weather too, and thank you again for all your comments on the FW quilt.
And now I think I need to get back outside. I just mentioned to Bailey that it might be time for another walk: