Sewing for Christmas – Part 1

This year’s holiday sewing projects were (as always) a lot of fun.  I made my first ever Christmas tree skirt, based on a relatively simple quilt pattern that used “thangles” paper to ensure perfect HSTs (half square triangles).  I found beautiful fabrics with gold on white patterns at the Smile Spinners sewing store in Perry County.  The entire project only took a few evenings of sewing as I machine quilted the tree skirt.

Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy New Year
filled with peace and joy! 
We are looking forward to a “fruitful” year, with additional plots of grapes, fruit trees and elderberry patches and possibly our first real harvest of blackberries and grapes.  While we are pouring over seed catalogs and dreaming of Spring, we are also enjoying peaceful winter scenes around our farm.


It’s Snowing!

What a beautiful sight –  right at Christmas time too – snow falling softly, blanketing our farm in white.

Herbs in the snow
Leif’s first sledride


Snow Barn

Snowy Chambourcin

Snowy Neill Family
Snow-covered tree by pond