This is our 16th annual! We are always happy when we are finished with unpacking the car and setting up our sewing machines. It's quite a walk up and down this little trail, and I can never quite capture in a photo just how steep the angle seems to be. See the car up there?
Heavy Metal and Artisan Cotton.
The top left block is kind of a rogue block--there are lots of cards with mitered corners and it took awhile to figure out how to construct them--this block is not one of the cards but I'm keeping it in the quilt anyway as it is a really fun block.
While I brought other projects to work on, I was on a roll and just kept working on these blocks for the whole weekend. So I had nothing to hang over the railing, as is our tradition.
photo by Aaron WiensI also missed the Angel Babies fundraiser walk, which is held each May. Angel Babies is an organization which benefits families who have lost a child. Aaron and Christa always get a group together to honor Caleb, their first child and our first grandchild, who passed away at age of three days. He would have been 10 in March. This year the team was the largest ever--approximately 60 people walking in his memory! I was so sorry to miss it this year. The Angel Babies motto is "We walk for the steps they never took." "There is no footprint so small that it does not leave an imprint on this world."
photo via Christa Wiens
In other news, I will never eat any chocolate other than this:
I'm joining Lori Holt's (Bee in My Bonnet) Farm Girl Vintage quilt-along. I decided it was time to actually sew with my hoarded Anna Maria Horner fabric. So I decided to name my quilt "Anna Maria Moves to the Farm," and am using that as the Instagram hashtag. Look at the first comment after I posted the first block!
It's not too late to leave a comment and get a chance to win a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks. A winner will be chosen on Saturday.
My cousin, Cathy, and her husband, Terry, grow berries. It is berry season! I should really give the background on their business name, Smoking Possum. It's a good one.
photo by Cathy ObergThis is my favorite picture of the week: baseball bats--one in every color. Oh, and a pretty cute picture of our baseball-playing grandson, Levi, concentrating on the game.