Because we were moving the chicken coop, I missed my Farmer's Wife class on Saturday. Oh, Verne told me to go on ahead, but I had to be here to make sure that my babies were safe. I am the Chicken Mama, you know.
Later in the evening, when we couldn't work outside any longer, I settled myself in the sewing room. I find myself drawn to that newly painted, calming space more and more these days. It used to be that I'd only sew if I could devote the day to it. Now I find myself slipping away for a few moments here and there, and it's such a joy!
Back to the Farmer's Wife! It was with great trepidation that I dove into this month's blocks. Four of them were baskets- one had an appliqued handle. I've never appliqued before, and was sorry I missed the class as I got started. Autumn showed me how to use the bias tape maker, and I was off. I was pretty proud of myself when I finished that block.
I loved these blocks so much that I've only got two left for the month! Poor Autumn, though. She actually went to the class and hasn't finished a single block yet. She's felt a little under the weather and lost her motivation to sew. I'm sure it will return soon.
Going clockwise and starting at the top, the baskets are as follows: Grape Basket (my favorite), Strawberry Basket, Fruit Basket, and Flower Basket.
Have a favorite?