My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Sunday, August 19, 2018

One weekend sometime in August...

It was a pleasure to spend my Friday night in the company of like minded friends from around the world. Friday Night Sew In has given me the perfect excuse to kickstart my blogging again after a hiatus for much of this month.

Regular followers will be tired of seeing my Zoo keeper crochet squares - I'm getting a bit tired of them too. But after Friday, and also Saturday, night, I have added two more to my tally and have just two more to complete!
Yaay!
Square number 27!!

Then I will have to join them up.....
Coming up with enough scraps of colourful wool has been a problem but I've found that if you delve deep enough, you can find bits you didn't even know you had!
Square number 28!!

Saturday was a quiet morning on the farm - no dramas and just two new cows calving - so I was able to do some much overdue quilting on my Eeyore quilt. I'm trying to keep it simple for our wee boy but it's not very imaginative quilting I'm afraid ... I'm guessing he won't care one little bit that it's the same old continuous curves that Ganma has done on previous quilts!
Thank you Wendy for encouraging us with this regular link up. You can visit her blog *here* to see what others have been up to.

Today was a lovely fine day...nice to see the calves enjoying the sunshine —
These are my oldest ones; they're about 3 weeks old now.
And being nosey parkers when I disturbed them with my camera —
After a baking morning and baby cuddles this afternoon, suddenly it's the end of the weekend, and time to publish this blogpost.....
Hopefully now that things are starting to quieten down (a little) on the farm I'll be back soon :-)
Happy stitches,

25 comments:

KaHolly said...

Your afghan will be absolutely beautiful! I can’t wait to see it all together. When it’s finished, you’ll be so glad you stuck with it. I like the quilting on the Eeyore quilt is perfect! Not all quilts have to be quilted to death with swirls and curls and elaborately executed motifs to be awesome! Love that last picture. One thing I love about cows is their curiosity!

Teresa said...

You are making such a cute afghan. I used to love crochet, as well as other crafts knitting and smocking, but once I discovered quilting everything else went by the wayside. There are just so many quilts I want to make, and so little time to do them in - I sure hope God allows quilting in Heaven :) I do like your quilting, looks great to me.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Very cute squares. Your quilting looks lovely. How cute are your four legged babies xx

Chookyblue...... said...

You don't realise how good green grass is until you have to replace it compelely ....... Wished I had some for my weaners that have been super early weaned.....

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I bet farm life can be so busy sometimes you barely have time to sit relax and enjoy your quilting. Thanks for the link on Friday I will check that one out.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Well those squares sure are cute so just keep working on them--someone is going to just love that blanket when done--and pretty quilt that you are working on--and I love your 'fan' club!!!
enjoy, di

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Very very cute animal squares. And great quilting, compliments your piecing.

Fiona said...

lovely to have to have the calves around and to have a bit of 'quieter' time.... those squares are certainly not boring... I love them and fascinated how you do it.... I really think sometimes a more simple quilting is what is needed and focus on the lovely quilt....
Hugz

Ali Honey said...

Great quilting and I love the way the calves have decided they need to get in the photo!

Vicki said...

The zookeeper squares are very cute, looking forward to seeing the finished item.

Janet O. said...

Such cute crocheted creatures! :)
Looks like I need to find myself that continuous curve ruler (or maybe I already have it and just don't realize it).
Baking and baby cuddles--two things I really enjoy and haven't had much of for a long time. Glad you had such a good day.

Lin said...

Great little squares and your quilting is looking good. xx

Susie Hoover said...

Rae, your babies are ADORABLE!!! I'm also loving your crochet critter blocks, the frog is really killing me -- so cute!

Needled Mom said...

The weeks/months pass so quickly anymore. That's a lot of new calves.

Your new crochet blocks will make such a nice addition to the rest of them.

Enjoy those baby cuddles. They last such a short time.

Maria said...

No definitely not tired of seeing your zoo squares , I think they are just sew cute.

Julie said...

I love your crochet squares Raewyn ... they are SOoo cute! I often think of you when I am at the farm feeding calves although ours are not babies anymore as we autumn calve. Hope we both get some sunny weather soon ... this rain is a bit much!

Karen S said...

It must be such a crazy time for you! And, no, I do not get tired of seeing the crochet squares. But I am looking forward to seeing it together.
And good luck with the quilting, too. Glad to see some nice weather in your pics.

Chantal said...

Lovely new babies on the farm. I do love how inquisitive they are. I bought the pattern for the zoo keepers blanket after seeing yours. I can't wait to start it.

Anthea said...

When your afghan is finished Raewyn, you'll be pleased you persisted with the little creatures, because it's going to look amazing.

Mystic Quilter said...

Nice Zoo Keeper squares to add to the collection and you're more or less at the finish line! Love the photos of the calves Raewyn, takes me back to the days when we lived by a farm.

kiwikid said...

Very much looking forward to seeing the animals all together in the blanket. Love your babies, they are so inquisitive! Good to hear you are getting some quilting time.

Susan said...

I'm definitely not tired of your little animals! These two are adorable! Almost as cute as the babies on the farm. So many nice new ones. I forget you are going into spring! The Eeyore quilt looks wonderful to me, and I'm sure it will to a certain little guy, too.

Suz J said...

That crochet! So cute!!! Hopefully everything is going OK with all the babies - both human and four legged.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

That frog block is soooo cute!!! Love your quilting too.. it is going to look stunning finished! xx

Sandra Walker said...

I love all the animals, crocheted and real! The one of the curious cows cracks me up! Lovely to see spring photos, always think summer is my favourite season, but spring is neck and neck with all the hope and promise and fresh smells. I'm loving our summer, which has been glorious, continuing hot and humid, and I'm okay with that, as long as I have AC to sleep in!