Wednesday, March 09, 2011

One quilt done!

It's 11 pm here, I am waiting for 6 slabs of apple strudel to be cool enough to freeze and 3 egg and bacon pies to come out of the oven....and I draw the line at the "Embarrasing bodies" show the TV is offering, so i finally have a minute to blog.

Emma's 'Quilts for Leukeumia' quilt is all finished and mailed. I photographed it in my favourite March light, which probably makes it a touch on the orange side, but I don't think that matters. It was all foundation pieced on a thick wadding, so tying it was quite enough quilting. Has a fabulous red and white spot backing and I, of course, would have loved it here! But that's the fun of quilting. I know a little 4 year old in New Zealand needs it more than me, and of course my name is NOT Emma!.My darling Archie dog helped as always... you get a rare pic of me here...a la naturale! Well, not THAT natural, (you aren't being punished!) i mean, in farmwife mode. Arch is 8 and starting to have a few morning arthritis issues, I hate seeing that, it reminds me he can't keep me company and scare the foxes away from all my free ranging chooks for ever.Look at him begging for a scratch.

Had 2 warm days this week so managed to get a bit more crop off, now we only have a little barley and a lot of linseed to battle for. All good fun. Better run now, oven is going off...thanks to all my walnut helpers, have realy appreciated the continuing advice, struggling to get good ones, today was about my best result. i don't think I will be getting rich from walnut farming! Have a great day, Tracey


Shasta said...

Congratulations - it is a great finish, and for a great cause. Great pictures of you and Archie.

Needled Mom said...

Your Emma quilt turned out beautifully. It is such a great design.

I think I shall come for a bit of that strudel. That sounds delicious.

Embarrasing Bodies? Oh dear, I hope it doesn't make it to the states - or maybe it already has.

It's always hard to see our pets age. Cute picture of him wanting a little scratch!!

Calidore said...

Looks like you have been super busy. Hope the last of the harvest goes well and you and DH get a rest soon. Give Archie and hug from me - he's super cute.

Libby said...

Emma is going to be just thrilled with her wonderful quilt - it's a beauty! said...

Hello Tracey, I've chosen your blog as tne best. I invite you to visit my blog to collect your prize.
Don't forget it.
A hug

Andrea said...

I never watch embarrasing bodies - too disgusting for words. Far better to talk to us blogladies - lol ! Lovely quilt -bet she'll love it xx