Here is my Farmer's Wife block #12 Becky...because I live an out of order type of life... and the other qal here at GnomeAngel posted these this week. I am not sure how these two qals will match up, Kerry's is the one I started with...but I am thinking this might motivate me to finish quicker than a year from now? maybe? I know I always am more motivated to do these things at the start.
I thought that these two blocks would be perfect to showcase the measly amount of 30's yellows I have in my stash. The letter attributed to Becky is titled "Quit Merely Existing" and is quite inspirational suggesting we not ignore our obligations but to make sure to live a full life in between!! Have I mentioned how much I love these little letters from the past?
This is the other out of order block for today, Bonnie #16. I also love her letter and wish I could quote from it directly. I will just say that she suggests we live our life with "lovingkindness", this woman has a beautiful spirit and wonderful faith.
This is how I have decided to store my FW1930sqal fabric, it is a Reisenthel basket I bought on clearance years ago and all fabric plus the book fits well with space for...dare I say...a bit more :) Maybe a bit more yellow to balance out all that pink and some more solids, perhaps? I am loosely storing them ROYGBIV style with the solids tucked in the front.
Sorry for the poor photo, it just started to rain as I was taking it so there are...ummm...buckets, and ahem...stuff in the shot as well. I ask that you focus on the fabric and my ingenious method of storage and ignore the mess, lol!
In life outside sewing news, I am a bit more than halfway through applesauce preserving for the winter. Much of what I have made has already been eaten or given away :) This is what remains so far. About a half bushel of apples remains to make more jars of applesauce and a full bushel is left of apples to just eat as is! We have been richly blessed with a good apple harvest this year, for sure.