Friday, January 13, 2012

Started a Winter Quilt

Mother enjoys watching me quilt in the front bedroom in the afternoons.  While living on the farm she always had a quilt in this room so when her lady friends dropped in they'd sit around the quilt and gossip.  
 I found this 9 patch quilt in the attic among about 8 other mom had bought over the years.  I like the bright yellow color and the old linen material in the 9 patch.  In the large yellow squares I traced a Rooster with a heart around it.  So far I am really loving this quilt.

I'm just about ready for the first roll of the quilt.  If I get serious about quilting again I am going to invest in a better frame because this one is missing 2 legs, the latch doesn't hold as tight as I like.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Christmas on the Farm

Mom and I got the Christmas tree up and started decorating the house and yard.  Our first family Christmas on the farm in 15 years.

We had a wonderful visit with the Smesny family from Georgia.  Here is mom with her grandsons, Jason and Steve.

Here 7 of mom's 9 grandchild, their first visit since 2004.