Saturday, December 10, 2016

starting toward the finish

of the 365 of course....working on the final border of 6" (finished) blocks....plus bonnie hunter's mystery as leaders/enders.   is a terrific feeling indeed to know that it is entirely possible these blocks will be done come end of the month.  not sure if that includes the 4 corner blocks or not, but even so, the majority will be finished. 



first month of 2017 will be spent getting the flimsy together, finishing up the farmer's wife blocks (still 8 more to make) and the last few of barbara brackman's westering women.  have run consistently a tad behind on this due to diversions like friday when ventured up to gettysburg again for a tour of the eisenhower farm that was decorated for christmas.  crossing the threshold is like stepping back in time with its 1950s/60s era style and decor.  it is located adjacent to the battlefield and was delightful and very interesting.  of course i remember ike and mamie very well, but knew few of the details of their lives that included multiple moves, lost children, visiting dignitaries and prize angus cattle.  heartily recommend if you are in the area.  i'll sign off with views of the outside main house and one of ike's paintings that hangs in the home....




6 comments:

  1. Are your blocks paper pieced? They look so precise!
    What a nice little diversion. Sounds like a great place to visit.

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  2. Beautiful blocks Grace...Always nice to get away for a little while..looks like a wonderful place to visit. I love to go back in time like that.

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  3. Pretty blocks and great perseverance on your part! Thanks for the peek at the Eisenhower farm, too!

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  4. Love your blocks. The seams match up so nicely on the small ones - you did a great job. I agree with you about Gettysburg and the Eisenhower farm. We went there for the first time this past summer and really enjoyed it. I would like to go back again and would recommend that you take the bus tour or the battlefield if you go again. Very informative.

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    1. there were ornaments on the tree from nikita khruschev...lol

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