Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Real Farmer in Me

I'm not claiming to be a farmer's wife at all. A real farmer's wife has to put up with many more challenges than I can ever dream of but for the purposes of this post let's just pretend. Actually, I'm more farmer than farmer's wife. Today Mr. R and I harvested in the garden. It was time to dig up the potatoes. Potatoes? What potatoes? We ended up with no potatoes! This is so frustrating. We thought we did everything right, but ended up with NO POTATOES AT ALL! Any real farmer's wives or backyard garden specialists out there? I need help.
On a good note,  I did manage to harvest some beautiful green beans, eggplant, tomatoes, carrots, jalapeno peppers and Italian roasting peppers. Guess what we're having for dinner?

Now back to the Framer's Wife quilt...argh! That thing is causing me to sweat! I am so frustrated with the templates and the sizing. Today I worked on block #5 for 90 minutes. I must have ripped out the seams on the flying geese part 6 times and never did get it so jumped to another block. I did finish 2 blocks today, which keeps me on schedule for week 5. I've got to figure out how to get the templates to print at the correct size. Mine are just about 1/8" off. Discussion group, here I come!



Brent said...

I will be bringing zuchini and maybe some tomatoes on Friday. Can some salsa?

Cindy said...

I'm starting my Farmer's Wife Quilt sometime this week and will be behind 5 weeks but hope to catch up to you all. I'll be paper piecing mine instead of using the templates. My mom started her FWQ in January and is up to 105 blocks. I wasn't interested in this FWQ when she started as she is doing her FWQ all in civil war fabric.
Your veggies look great by the way.

Geri said...

Veggies look yummy! How weird about the potatoes - after all that dirt!

lamina @ do a bit said...

Your harvest looks really gorgeous and yummy :)

Annabella said...

...and that`s why I love vegetables - the colors are so beautiful. How could anyone eat anything processed after seeing your photo? I used to have an allotment in London and did manage to grow potatoes but I just dropped them in the soil and lovely plants appeared.

quirky granola girl said...

what is that peach polka dot print in the bottom block? it is so pretty!

Ale jc said...

Not only do I appreciate the farmer in you...I do love your quilting style...I am pleased you join us at to see you more..toodles mdm samm

Heather @ Winding Bobbins said...

Hello Di. I tried to send you an email but your address didn't work? Anyways....I saw a post you wrote (3 years ago!!!!) on the farmer's wife flickr group regarding the paper piecing patterns from the yahoo group not printing at the right size. I had my husband test print one for me at work today and it is 5.5". Grrr. You mentioned in your flickr post about getting paper piecing patterns for this from someone else. Do you know of another source for them? I don't know if the yahoo ones are going to work for me.

No worries if you don't know, and I know you haven't been working on this project but I just thought I'd ask since I'm having the same problem.