14 11 2012



I spent a good part of the day putting this quilt together.  The hardest part was putting the cotton batting in.

I do like how it came out and it will keep a lot of drafts out.  It doesn’t go quite to the floor so I will have to make a draft dodger for the floor.

This part of the kitchen is on the south-east side of the house.  It has no cellar and is only about 1 foot from the dirt.  Three years ago the radiator exploded from being frozen, it was replaced and  last winter the new radiator froze and sprung a leak.   My son replaced it with a fin-type radiator which worked well.  Pat, my neighbor and repairman replaced the outside and inside walls and insulated well.  This year the room should be toasty.  I will use the wood stove more so that will help too.





 Maude helped to yesterday.  Something spooked the sheep last night and the large Waterer was knocked over.  I am glad that it’s not super cold as it would have frozen and the barn floor would have been like a skating rink.  I am hoping it will dry up in a few days.















I am going to sew some of the new quilt squares I bought.  I haven’t decided  if I should just sew them as they are or make hearts.  Tomorrow I will try both and see which ones I like.   I  would like to make them look a little more primitive so I  may tea stain some of them. some are very bright. 

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Flowering Maple Quilt Squares Lavender Sachets

9 09 2012


I bought this Flowering Maple 2 years ago.  It has done well in spite of my traveling. It bloomed most of the winter.  I keep it in the sunniest room in the house and it requires a lot of water.











I bought these sweet quilt squares on e-bay.  They are only 4 inches square but are hand sewed.  FOr the past several years I wanted to have quilt square sachets.  I thought it would be a nice addition to my other items.  I recognized many of the fabrics from seeing my paternal Grandmothers quilts.  She was a seamstress and made quilts out the leftovers.  I have 3 of hers to put a backing on.  She died in her mid 60’s so sadly I never got to meet her.

I am also sewing all my weaving  overshot samples too.  How many of those do I need.





It was a lovely day here today, nice temps and a breeze.  My son and I cleaned out the bottom of the barn.

My evaporator for making maple syrup is stored in the back.  He and I plan to make Maple syrup.  There are plenty of maples in the back.  We will probably use tubing, when I lived in Belchertown and sugared I hand carried buckets every day.  Can’t do that these days. I might put up one bucket close to the sheep’s area I love hearing the tap-tap tap of the  sweet liquid going into the bucket.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by.