Anyway, onwards....I am a blogger of little motivation these days, at least where writing posts is concerned...overworked and overtired, but thankful for the good things in my life and in the world.
I have found lots of happiness this week stitching up more blocks for the Farmer's Wife Pony Club sampler. This project continues to obsess me (along with a couple of knitting projects -- but that's a topic for another day). And I'm approaching the making of blocks as I did with the Farmer's Wife project: gathering templates, selecting and cutting fabrics for a few blocks at a time, and then stitiching those into blocks when I can find another window of time.
Through a very busy week I have somehow added 15 blocks to the stack, bringing my total to 22. I took this group shot a couple of days ago, when I was at 21 blocks. It's all a blur, really; I don't know how I pieced that much this week.
It just happened...somehow...a direct reflection of my enthusiasm for this project, which ranks currently as my all-time favourite.
I am so obsessed that I have been repeatedly supplementing ("enhancing") my Pony Club stash (in contrast to the FW quilt, which drew exclusively from fabrics I already owned -- up to the last dozen blocks or so, when I bought some gingham!).
So I must admit that Stash Love -- my vow to work with stashed lovelies only, up to Valentine's Day -- is being renegotiated. Blame my Pony Club infatuation. Happily it is bringing me lots of joy.
A quick shout out to those of you with overflowing scrap bins:
If you happen to have any Ruby Star or other Kokka scraps looking for a home, I would be delighted to swap for fabric from my own stash. I am especially keen on finding a couple of those Ruby Star ladies to fussy-cut for a future Pony Club block....
Okay, so without any more delay, here are this week's blocks and a group shot from a couple of days ago -- names of individual blocks are included in my flickr photostream (click on a photo), but I feel that for now I have said quite enough. A very happy evening to you all!