"Buttons and patches and the cold wind blowing,
The days pass quickly when I am sewing"
~Author Unknown

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Farmer's life.....

Time always passes so quickly and it is once again the first Wednesday of the month. That means time for the next quilt group evening. I have the newsletters ready and am off now to start setting up the studio for all the ladies to arrive. Here and the next four blocks for their Farmer's Wife Sampler...

Left to right: Squash blossom, Corn and beans, Rosebud and Cat and mice. Enlarge the photo for a better look.

As I looked for a farm theme painting to share with you on this post, I can across this painting by W.G. Hofker. It was painted in 1965 but he must have been inside my head as I would LOVE to live here! *grins* What a dream of a house...

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I wish I could live here with my own Farmer's Wife sampler. It is coming along nicely and about half quilted now. I am looking forward to having it done and laying it out on my table. In the meantime, I am also enjoying making a red version of the quilt now too. I will have to start sewing these blocks together now as I have about half of them needed for the second sampler. But for now...time to get things ready for tonight...

14 comments:

Pondside said...

I love the colours you've chosen for your sampler blocks. They go with the redecoration of your guest room. I'm doing cross stitch squares to frame in fabric for cushions and I believe the hues are the same as yours.
That is a pretty house - Dutch farmhouses are so charming.

Catherine said...

Love the farm blocks and I would love to live in an old farmhouse!

ria vogelzang said...

That just cann't be a coincidence......
The picture you are showing says "Oud-Ommen" on the bottom....
That's a little place in the Netherlands..... where I LIVE.... :)
How great is that...
Oké, we don't have such a nice little farm-house, but lots of woods and rivers surrounding us......
Thanks for sharing!!!!

Deb said...

Your blocks look wonderful Heidi. Love the red color scheme and would love to do another one of these quilts just the same way!

Elizabethd said...

I would love to live in that house too Heidi!

Willy said...

Prachtige blokken en ja die zijn in zo'n boerderijtje helemaal op de goede plaats. Lekker warme quilt in de bedstee.
Groetjes

Rhonda said...

I enjoyed seeing the blocks and the painting! A "sampler" quilt (different blocks) is on my to-do list for sometime in the future ...

angelasweby said...

Oh what a beautiful farm house and the setting is idyllic. No wonder this is the farm house of your dreams but, you are creating your dream house every day with your natural flair for home making and decorating.
The blocks are lovely and have such cosy names. I love the colours.
Angela xx

Jenny said...

I love your quilt blocks Heidi. They are so pretty, and the color choices are wonderful. I too love this farmhouse. I would love to live on a farm with lots of animals and crops. I know the work is hard but it has always been a dream of mine. Of course this farmhouse sounds like it might be in the Netherlands...perfect...I have always wanted to live there too...grins...Hope your week is a good one...Hugs from CA.

Jackie said...

The red quilt blocks are fantastic. I especially like the Squash Blossom. I'd love to live in an old farmhouse too as long as the maintenance was manageable.

Jeanne said...

That's a lovely painting you shared with us Heidi....as are your new quilt blocks. At my desk at work I have a wonderful photo from a calendar of a little French cottage on a canal. Everyone who comes by my desk likes it - it's my "happy place" when I'm stressed at work. :) A peaceful little place in the country is so appealing.

lillianscupboard said...

Love the Farmer's Wife blocks and that farmhouse looks so peaceful.

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

I heard from a friend in Berlin that said she'd had the furnace on the other morning because it was only 8C, so you're daydreaming of a blanket of snow?
Pretty little sampler blocks that remind me of winter celebrations.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Susan

mainely stitching said...

Stunning colors! :D