Sunday, December 29, 2013

Some Crazy Stuff

My crazy quilt this year for the Crazy Quilt Journal Project 2014 will be "Crazy Farm".  This is my finished January block (with a little of the bottom cut off in the picture). 

There will be a lot of flowers on my crazy farm.  (Ooops the eyes are really getting bad...I can see where I stitched the fabrics together by hand). 

I actually grow pumpkins on my little acreage. I grew mini ones this year. 

I don't use a watering can much in my actual garden. I had several pumps installed years ago so I could hook up hoses to water if need be. 

I LOVE roses - especially the old fashioned varieties. Here in Iowa wild roses are a real problem and difficult to get rid of out here in the country. 

Well, these were supposed to be hollyhocks but I don't believe I've ever seen any blue ones. At least I've never grown any blue ones.  I think when I started stitching on these I was thinking of my delphiniums. But, hey, this is a CRAZY farm so blue it is for my hollyhocks!

I've never raised sheep; however, my grandma (mom's mom) did. I remember feeding one of them with a baby bottle when I was a very small girl.  And I have to admit the small girl in me wanted to add some sheep dip to this stitching!!!! 

I tried some broderie perse applique - pear perse. 

Some lazy daisy flowers to kind of match the "flowers" in the fabric. 

All across the block some curvy chain stitches , bullion flowers in 6 strands of variegated thread and some variegated green leaves in can't remember that stitch. 

And now that my new project block is finished I can go back and finish up block #20 on my Crazy Cravings block this fine Slow Stitching Sunday. 

Don't miss what everyone else is slowly working on today at the linky party Slow Stitching Sunday at Kathy's Quilts. 


scraphappy said...

Beautiful work, I just love the little sheep and the pears. So cute!

Julierose said...

Your 1st block DONE--already??? WOW--you are speedy. I just got all my threads,laces, etc. together in one box today to start.... Your block is really cute--loving those pears...yum! hugs, Julierose

Richard Healey said...

That is amazing and wonderful detail work great job.

Richard and Tanya Quilts

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

That sheep is too cute! I am definitely going to have to try this!

genie said...

Your embroidery work is beautiful. I adore the watering pitcher and the lamb. They have to be my favorites. You are so good to already have block 1 completed. Kudos to you. genie

Quilter Kathy said...

So pretty! And your photos are so clear... love to see the details. My favorites are your blue hollyhocks - such lovely stitching!
Thanks so much for being a regular contributor to Slow Sunday Stitching!
Sending you wishes for a happy 2014!

audrey said...

Such lovely work! It's fun to see this kind of stitching.:)

Amy said...

Oh wow. Your embroidery is amazing! So impressive.

Amy said...

Oh wow. Your embroidery is amazing! So impressive.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

this is darn cute! And I think you are better off embroidering a water can versus a hose, yes! :) As someone who can basically only do a back-stitch I am in awe :)

Teresa in Music City said...

Such fun stitching!!! Love all the different elements to your block :)

Connie said...

I do believe that the most wonderful of quilts is the crazy quilt. I hope that someday I will feel that I am talented enough to make one. I am so delighted that I found your blog. I am a retired wife, mama and grandma . . . i love to sew, craft, decorate, garden and I play and sing in an old geezer band :) Life is good.
I am your newest follower and I would love to have you visit and hopefully follow me back. I enjoy making new friends and swapping ideas.
Your new blogging sister, Connie :)