Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had a rather quiet day as we were invited to dinner at our son-in-law's parents' house. It was kind of nice not to have to do all that cooking, then the clean up afterwards, though my husband really missed all the leftovers! I did a little sewing here and there, but mostly just relaxed, it really was nice.
And now it's time to get started with Christmas, I guess! I pulled out my Farmer's Wife blocks and finished putting the rows together.
This is the top corner and side. Whew, by the time you get to the middle, that's a super long row to sew! The bottom corner went much faster, though.
It was a beautiful sunny day, so it was really pleasant to enjoy an afternoon of relaxed stitching!
By the time I got the borders on it was dark. Here is one fourth of the quilt - hopefully I'll get a chance to lay it out for a shot of the whole thing tomorrow. This is a lot of hours of work! This is the original Farmers Wife book with letters from the 1920's. I enjoyed reading all the letters, and making most of the blocks. Some of them drove me pretty crazy! All in all, I am happy with the top, and am looking forward to quilting it and getting to use it every year.
I love how pretty this tree is looking this year! We should have sunshine for a few more days, so we'll be working at buttoning up the outdoor chores - but I hope to squeeze in some quilting time as well. It makes me a lot happier when I take some time to quilt every day, especially this time of year!