here. Can you believe how long it has been? I must say that I am absolutely STRUGGLING with getting this top finished. I had finished all the checker blocks back when I started this quilt and then decided to put the project away for awhile. There were 60 blocks that I made and maybe I was just overwhelmed. I can't remember. Now, I have pulled them out again and am trying to make the other half of the blocks. The non-checkerboard ones. Wow, is it ever getting to me though. First of all, I am not happy with the quality of my piecing back from 2006--I didn't even have a quarter inch foot on my machine back then! Second, while I love the look of shot cottons, these do feel quite flimsy. I'm not sure now if I would ever recommend someone to use Kaffe Fassett fabrics. The quality, even of the printed fabrics, does not seem up to the standard of other quilting cottons. Third, I'm just struggling with liking what I am doing with these fabrics. Maybe once they are all together I will like the quilt more. In the meantime I will make a couple, take a break, make some more, take a break... I will finish it though!!!
Oh, I did want to explain about the apples since a couple of people asked me what I meant about by wrapping up them up for winter. Sometimes I forget that even though I've only been on the farm for five years now that many of the things we do were not always so familiar to me before I arrived and so it probably is not familiar with some of you as well! We store the apples by wrapping them in newspaper individually. Then we can put them into the cold storage and have apples for a long time--at least through the winter. When they are wrapped they keep from touching each other and therefore one bad apple will not spoil the whole lot. We get a lot of apples from just one tree and we have a couple that produced this year. I will be making a lot of apple pie:)