Yay I'm back to all thing normal, and I've missed it! Back to my sewing and cooking and cleaning. (definitely not the best part) And bundled in with all that is the Farmers wife quilt, which I only just got to start today.
Firstly I finally got my book yesterday and although I probably could have started earlier I really wanted to have the book with me. Well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.
I had a read through the first few letters and the way those women spoke of their farms and experiences are really amazing. In my mind farm life would be so blissful. Living on acreage would be a dream come true. Picking your own vegetables, fruits and eggs would be much healthier than the chemically treated, genetically modified produce that we may come across. But as I was reading I thought about the year those women lived in. They probably didn't have running water and electricity. If they had a car their traveling would be very limited and although I think by this time they had telephones I couldn't live with out the internet and being so connected. I thought being a stay at home mum can be a little isolating but how those women were living and what they were capable of is truly mind blowing.
I was kinda put of though when I found that there are 106 templates. Eeeeek!! But this morning I bit the bullet and printed out the first 30. (after doing some shuffling to save some paper)
I thought that using the templates would be harder but it's not that bad. Even though there is a bit of fiddling around to find the right one, there really isn't much thinking. Usually I'm repeating numbers in my head and double checking measurements before I cut but I didn't have to do any of that because it was all done for me. Love that!! I finished the first 2 blocks much faster than I thought would take.
I don't really know what my theme is. I'm just using up fabric from my stash with out opening any layer cake, charm pack or jelly roll. (which is soooooo hard to do) I think I'm just going the scrappy look.
Well I gotta get a move on, I'm a little behind.
Thanks for all the well wishes. I really appreciate it!!!