October is off to a good start. As several of you have observed, And On that Farm is coming together nicely. No swearing so far. The pattern is a little easier for me than Wind in the Whiskers. It's hard to say if the pattern is easier, or I've just learned how to work with McKenna Ryan patterns. It's probably a little of both.
Yesterday, I made the plowed field with bales of hay.
When I had that one fused together, I was able to fuse the apple orchard and the field to the top portion of the farm.
There was still time left in the day, and so I got started on Barn O. It has 38 pieces in all, and 16 for the quilt block alone. When I had taken it this far, I needed to stop for the day.
Matthew and Mike returned home from their ATVing weekend yesterday afternoon. They had a great time. You might think I'd get lonely spending the weekend alone, but I had plenty of company no matter where I went.
Smitty takes his job of holding down the pattern pieces very seriously. You don't want stuff flying around, now do you?
Sadie was on hand to provide affection and moral support.
But all that kissy-face stuff is a little much for Smitty, and so he assumed his throne on the other side of the room.
It's hard for me to leave something unfinished, and so this morning I went downstairs and finished the rest of the barn before sitting down to write this post.
I love the weather vane. It's just like the one our CSA farmers added to their new barn recently.
With that barn finished, I could fill in the gap for the plowed field.
It isn't fused down yet. The section won't be finished until I add the tree and fence to the left and the grassy field below the barn. It's coming along faster than expected.
I'm actually enjoying making this section very much. I got kind of excited when I saw that the pig was included with Barn O. Imagine how excited I'll be when I get to the chickens and chicks! Yes...small minds require only small amusements.
As I was finishing up the barn this morning, I heard purring. When I looked across the table from where I was standing, I saw one contented little kitty.
As for fall, our maple tree is in full color now. It isn't the bright orange that we were hoping for when we planted it, but this red is very nice.
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