Thursday, November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope everyone has had a wonderful year so far! 


 I started the Spring off with an eye injury. It was a puncture in the cornea at the edge of the pupil.  I still haven't got back to hand sewing but I did pick up a crochet hook again and have been working on projects all year. Yarn is much easier to see than 50 wt thread!



 Spring brought alot of beautiful babies to our woods and the farm! She has twin fawns but the other one had already stepped into the woods.



Summer really brought some super hot temperatures here in North Georgia. Poor pup is melted! 


Summer also brought me a tick bite and Rocky Mountain Spotted fever and a reaction to the antibiotic for it.  I am still dealing with the effects of that and I didn't get to spend much time outside this year. Please if you get a tick bite, even if it looks fine and no rash, still go to the doctor and get tested. I was bit on a Wednesday and I was in full fledge RMSF by that Friday at 2:00 pm. I had to spend most of the summer indoors enjoying my house plants, crocheting, watching birds and very busy with my Etsy shop and my 1930's Block of the Month program and trying to heal. 




 Summer Tanager!



I did make it to the hay field a few times with the hubby just to drive the truck around and I still managed to wind up with a small fractured rib. I've never had a fracture before. They only hurt when you laugh, sneeze or cough lol! It is getting much better though. 


This was our Courthouse on Veterans Day. I love our town.


Autumn has brought me back to Crochet and work in the ETSY shop.  I am still having issues with a tinsy tiny spot of scar tissue in my eye that makes it really difficult to hand sew.....


  Or do Crewel work.
 I gave up on this piece. Maybe I'll visit it next year and finish it before Christmas 2020.


Riley, Preacher and Missy have been my constant companions this year. Sometimes I go days without seeing another person other than hubby. 



I have been getting alot of fun kits ready for Black Friday for the Etsy shop. And our 1930's Block of the Month is going really well.


Even though this has been a challenging year health wise, I have so very,very much to be thankful for! 


“My predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved. I have been given much and I have given something in return. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.” - Oliver Sacks

I hope all of you have had a wonderful year so far! I've missed connecting with my blog friends! Happy Thanksgiving! 
Much love!
Jan

Monday, December 31, 2018

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! 
   Things have been really busy around the farm. We have had sick cattle since right before Thanksgiving. Our local Veterinarian spent all Thanksgiving Day at the farm.The weather has been terrible with lots and lots and lots of rain. It has been really cold and rainy, then today it was 68 degrees and rainy! I wish the pasture looked like it does in this photo instead of all mud! 
 I wanted to pop in and tell you all that I wish the very best for the upcoming year for all of you! 
Love,
 Jan

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

2019 1930's & Feedsack Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses Blocks of the Month Sign ups!

2019 Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses 1930's & Feedsack Block of the Month Program


Hello!
I am super excited to announce Sign-ups for our 
 2019 Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses 1930's and Feedsack Reproduction prints Blocks of the Month Club exclusively from Featherweight Quilt Company! So exciting to be starting our 3rd year for the BOM club!!! 


Background quilt above stitched by Nancy Davies of our 2017 POTC Group

  Once subscribed you will be automatically enrolled in our club program.

What you will receive:

 Each month you will be sent a package that will include adorable and fun fabrics to create THREE Patchwork of the Crosses quilt blocks! Some blocks will be fussy cut!  You will also receive a Paper Pieces 100 piece package of 1" Honeycomb cardstock templates!! Plus FREE shipping! Woohoo!! You will have 28 honeycomb papers remaining each month to use for the background squares. It will be up to you to keep up with how many block kits you have and to determine how large you want to make your quilt. The original quilt has 56 blocks and measures 88x99 finished. (We will also offer additional kits if you would like to make your quilt bigger or you can just opt to stay in the program next year!). 



 Fabrics will be focused on 1930's and Feedsack Reproduction prints along with coordinated dots, stripes and solids. You will need to purchase 9-11 yards of background fabric( if you are making the 56 block quilt 88x90)  and 3-4 yards of connecting and cornerstone fabric of your choice separately. I recommend you purchase plenty of background and connecting/cornerstone fabric in case you decide to make a larger quilt. Each month there will be at least one additional fabric remaining from your block fabrics that can be used for the centers of the cornerstones for a fun and scrappy look.

Sue is appliqueing hers onto black background squares!

 We also have a facebook group for subscribers only where we  show and discuss layout and occasional fussy cutting options so I encourage you to join the facebook group.  ( BOM subscribers only) I will not be showing block layout every month, however occasionally there will be opportunities to fussy cut and I will share these along with other tips and techniques within the facebook group. I highly encourage you to join the facebook group so that you do not miss out!

One of my favorites, piece by Liz Gray.

Block of the Month Skill Level:                                                        
 You do need to have a basic knowledge of English Paper Piecing. 
 I do recommend using the 1" Honeycomb Acrylic for cutting your shapes and for occasional fussy cutting. Supplies that you will need are in my ETSY shop here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/FeatherweightQuiltCo
 I also recommend a good quality thread.My favorite thread for English Paper Piecing is Aurifil 50 weight. I also recommend Foxglove Cottage Straws or Sharps Needles. I use sizes 10 or 11. If you are not familiar with these needles, I have Sample packs and vials in my ETSY shop along with Acrylics and threads. I also have the 1" Square cardstock templates and acrylics along with edge finishing pieces. I cannot combine orders from the ETSY shop with the BOM subscription. 

Pieced by Bev Boston Parker


Currently the 2019 Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses 1930's and Feedsack Reproduction prints Block of the Month Club is open to US and Canadian residents only. The program is non-cancellable.  The costs of the Club is $26.95 per month for US residents and $38.95 for Canadian residents (prices may change dependent upon US postal increases) .  This price INCLUDES shipping. I do not keep your credit card information on file.  Each month you will receive a Paypal invoice by the 5th of each month ( usually on the 1st)  for $26.95 US residents and $ 38.95 Canadian residents. This includes shipping!! You may remit payment from your Paypal account or by credit/debit cards thru paypal. Your BOM Club kit will ship within 1-3 business days after receiving cleared payment. (Please note that e-checks take longer to clear and may delay shipment. I do recommend setting up a Paypal account.) I cannot stress enough how important it is to have the correct email and mailing addresses in Paypal! You are responsible for any change of address. And you must notify me of any Paypal email address changes.

I love Liz's pink connectors!


 Signup forms are below. ( If you are having problems with the signup form, please try it from another computer and then contact me).  Be sure to use the correct email and mailing address of where you would like your 2019 Patchwork of the Crosses 1930's Feedsack Reproduction Prints BOM Club package to be sent. Please fill out ALL lines of the form. You will be sent a confirmation email that you must validate before your registration is complete so please check your email after signing up!  There are only a select number of memberships available and the signup form will be removed when all the spaces are filled.  By signing up below, you agree to participate in the full 12 month program.

I am so excited to share this fun and exciting Block of the Month with you! English paper piecing is so fun and relaxing too! I also have a tutorial on my blog if you need help! 
http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/2017/02/lucy-boston-patchwork-of-crosses.html


I hope that you will join us on this fun journey recreating this beautiful quilt! Spaces are limited so sign up today! There is no Reservation FEE!  Please let me know if you have any questions.
xo jan

PS.  There will also be a few little surprises and treats along the way for Block of the Month members :)! And be sure to join our facebook group here: 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1874807332737894/ AFTER you have signed up! You will only be approved after you have signed up. 
I am on facebook daily and it is the quickest way to reach me. 

Sign up here: And then check your email for the Confirmation email!


2019 1930's & Feedsack Patchwork of the Crosses BOM

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Friday, October 12, 2018

October!


 Oh I couldn't agree more! October is my favorite month of the year! 
  The wildflowers and butterflies have been beautiful this year! 




And I get to bring in my houseplants to enjoy this winter! 
I love to use some of my vintage Milk Glass to display them. 




I am not sure the name of this plant. It was actually in a small dish garden at the beginning of the summer and I transplanted it to this pot. It has tripled in size and is now blooming the cutest little pink star blooms! Does anyone know the name of this plant? Someone on facebook suggested a Sopadilla. 


And my Avocado I started from a pit really grew this summer on the porch! 
I have several more plants to bring in before it gets too cold for them. It was 46 degrees last night! 

 And I have been very busy in the ETSY shop with Autumn themed  Patchwork of the Crosses kits! These are really pretty in a table runner or for mug rugs! Almost sold out though.





We've been really busy with hay the latter part of the summer but we almost have the hay barn full! Yeehaw!!  There will be some very happy cows this winter.! 


We've had alot of calves this year but I've too busy to roam the pasture and take pictures. This fella was born with a bad leg. The Vet wanted to put him down but hubby said he would take care of him and see how he did. He spent hours each day taking care of him. He would let the calf get his morning milk and then turn mama out to graze, then doctor the calf 3 times a day, then turn mama back in so she could feed her baby and spend the night in the barn with him. Now he is doing great. Spoiled rotten and getting around fine! Hubby named him Lucky. If he were a girl , I'd name him Grace. 

Missy is doing well. She has made every step I made.



And the sunsets have been beautiful this year! Ones like this make you feel like a speck! 



I haven't done anything to get ready for Autumn or Halloween around the house. I saw this on facebook and laughed myself silly. Doesn't take much some days :)! 



I am off to see if I can find a pumpkin! I want a really big one!
Happy Fall Ya'll!!
 Thank you for stopping by!
I hope you are having a beautiful day wherever you are! 
xo Jan
PS!!! Google has had alot of issues. I can't tell if anyone is commenting or not. I think I have that fixed so if someone could leave me a comment I can check that out. Hugs! xo


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses 1930's & Feedsack Block of the Month Program

CURRENTLY FULL _ I WILL POST AGAIN WHEN I HAVE MORE OPENINGS AS MEMBERS FINISH UP THEIR QUILTS> xoxoxo Jan

Hello!
I am super excited to announce ADDITIONAL Sign-ups for our 
2018- 2019 Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses 1930's and Feedsack Reproduction prints Block of the Month Club exclusively from Featherweight Quilt Company!


Background quilt above stitched by Nancy Davies of our 2017 POTC Group

  Once subscribed you will be automatically enrolled in our club program.

What you will receive:

 Each month you will be sent a package that will include adorable and fun fabrics to create three Patchwork of the Crosses quilt blocks! Some blocks will be fussy cut!  You will also receive a Paper Pieces 100 piece package of 1" Honeycomb cardstock templates.It will be up to you to keep up with how many block kits you have and to determine how large you want to make your quilt. The original quilt has 56 blocks and measures 88x99 finished. (We will also offer additional kits if you would like to make your quilt bigger or you can just opt to stay in the program!). YOU MUST NOTIFY ME A MINIMUM OF 30 DAYS BEFORE OPTING OUT OF THE PROGRAM. 



 Fabrics will be focused on 1930's and Feedsack Reproduction prints along with coordinated dots, stripes and solids. You will also receive a 100pc package of 1" Honeycomb cardstock templates every month. You will use 72 of the Honeycombs each month to make your POTC blocks and the remaining 28 honeycombs you will use for part of your background honeycombs. You will need to purchase 9-11 yards of background fabric( if you are making the 56 block quilt 88x90)  and 3-4 yards of connecting and cornerstone fabric of your choice separately. I recommend you purchase plenty of background and connecting/cornerstone fabric in case you decide to make a larger quilt. Each month there will be at least one additional fabric remaining from your block fabrics that can be used for the centers of the cornerstones for a fun and scrappy look. I do reserve the right to substitute fabric where necessary.

Sue is appliqueing hers onto black background squares!

 We also have a facebook group for subscribers only where we  show and discuss layout and occasional fussy cutting options so I encourage you to join the facebook group.  ( BOM subscribers only) I will not be showing block layout every month, however occasionally there will be opportunities to fussy cut and I will share these along with other tips and techniques within the facebook group. I highly encourage you to join the facebook group so that you do not miss out!

One of my favorites, piece by Liz Gray.

Block of the Month Skill Level:                                                        
 You do need to have a basic knowledge of English Paper Piecing. 
 I do recommend using the 1" Honeycomb Acrylic for cutting your shapes and for occasional fussy cutting. Supplies that you will need are in my ETSY shop here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/FeatherweightQuiltCo
 I also recommend a good quality thread.My favorite thread for English Paper Piecing is Aurifil 50 weight. I also recommend Foxglove Cottage Straws or Sharps Needles. I use sizes 10 or 11. If you are not familiar with these needles, I have Sample packs and vials in my ETSY shop along with Acrylics and threads. I also have the 1" Square cardstock templates and acrylics along with edge finishing pieces. I cannot combine orders from the ETSY shop with the BOM subscription. 

Pieced by Bev Boston Parker


Currently the 2018 - 2019 Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses 1930's and Feedsack Reproduction prints Block of the Month Club is open to US and Canadian residents only. The program is non-cancellable.  The costs of the Club is $26.95 per month for US residents and $38.95 for Canadian residents.  This price INCLUDES shipping. I do not keep your credit card information on file.  Each month you will receive a Paypal invoice by the 5th of each month ( usually on the 1st)  for $26.95 US residents and $ 38.95 Canadian residents. This includes shipping!! You may remit payment from your Paypal account or by credit/debit cards thru paypal. Your BOM Club kit will ship within 1-3 business days after receiving cleared payment. (Please note that e-checks take longer to clear and may delay shipment. I do recommend setting up a Paypal account.) I cannot stress enough how important it is to have the correct email and mailing addresses in Paypal! You are responsible for any change of address. And you must notify me of any Paypal email address changes.

I love Liz's pink connectors!


 Signup forms are below. ( If you are having problems with the signup form, please try it from another computer and then contact me).  Be sure to use the correct email and mailing address of where you would like your 2018-2019 Patchwork of the Crosses 1930's Feedsack Reproduction Prints BOM Club package to be sent. Please fill out ALL lines of the form. You will be sent a confirmation email that you must validate before your registration is complete so please check your email after signing up!  There are only a select number of memberships available and the signup form will be removed when all the spaces are filled.  By signing up below, you agree to participate in the full program.

I am so excited to share this fun and exciting Block of the Month with you! English paper piecing is so fun and relaxing too! I also have a tutorial on my blog if you need help! 
http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/2017/02/lucy-boston-patchwork-of-crosses.html


I hope that you will join us on this fun journey recreating this beautiful quilt! Spaces are limited so sign up today! There is no Reservation FEE!  Please let me know if you have any questions.
xo jan

PS.  There will also be a few little surprises and treats along the way for Block of the Month members :)! And be sure to join our facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1874807332737894/ AFTER you have signed up! You will only be approved after you have signed up. 
I am on facebook daily and it is the quickest way to reach me. 

Sign up here: And be sure to watch for the Confirmation email!

CURRENTLY FULL _ I WILL POST AGAIN WHEN I HAVE NEW OPENINGS> XOXO JAN