Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Harvest time

We started harvesting on Monday. I was out yesterday to a fun class and forgot to take the photo of the ripe wheat- the view from my front porch. When I reach home I saw the camp was already harvested- well there is always next year- except next year that camp will be for grazing, so then it will be in 2013.

This is the little coloured window on the side walls of the porch- this is very typical of a Victorian era home.

I have completed my crazy patches that will go individually on the bags. I am a real novice on crazy piecing. I did it by machine and did the seam treatments with machine embroidery stitches. I have made a study of Crazy Patch blogs and have discovered another world! Check out Sharonb's website if you want tons of information.

Machine stitches fail to give the texture and the complexity that hand stitches can give. I can also see that this is a great way to be adventurous with beads and adding laces and trims. I got the beading video of Lyric Kinard- Bead it like you mean it and could apply a lot of what I learned in this DVD on my crazy patches.


  1. Wow! Daardie crazy patches van jou lyk baie goed. Is jy seker jy is 'n novice? :)
    Hier oes hulle ook - suikerriet. Gelukkig is dit amper klaar. Die trokke is orals (en ons paaie is baie nou). Hulle brand ook die riet voor hulle dit oes - dit maak dit net makliker of van die dooie blare ontslae te raak. My hooikors en sinusse dink anders...

  2. Love the farm pictures (I grew up on the prairies) and love your crazy patches. Since I cannot do everything that interests me, so nice to know people whose work I can observe and enjoy!

  3. Oh, I love the patches. Beautiful work and so colorful.


  4. I love your patches of crazy quilting. I hope to get back into it as my hands are healing up. (DR. said I had used them to much and they needed to rest LOL) So I have been good but now I want to sew again. I did a giveaway on Lyrics video awhile back. I think it is a terrific video.

  5. Lovely to see photos of the harvest time. Thanks for following my blog. By the way my husband is a Chemical Engineer.


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