Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Chickens and Happy 9's!

I've been working on a few secret projects lately. Here is one I can now reveal! My friend Linda and her husband are in the process of remodeling their country kitchen. She not only loves the color red, which she has picked for her countertops, but she also has a "thing" for chickens! It started with a suggestion I made years ago about how cute her kitchen would look decorated in chickens! She still doesn't have any live chickens (hint, hint, my friend), but she does have a large herd of alpacas!


I was tickled when I found the hanger for the quilt....they have a large barn that looks just like this with some very large, old apple trees just outside! And Linda is quite the gardener, so the wheelbarrow fits perfectly in the scene!

Tonight is quilt guild. The guild makes hearts and flower quilts for guild members who experience difficult times. A plea went out at the last meeting for blocks - they were down to nearly nothing! We were all asked to make either heart, flower or 9-patch blocks in "happy" colors for the next meeting. Whomever comes with the most will win a prize! Well, I managed to get only 8, 9-patch done today - and maybe a few tomorrow, but at least they are happily colored!

Sunday I planted a good part of our vegetable garden. I planned to finish yesterday, but woke up to rain and clouds! Hopefully today is the day to finish. I need to get the beans and peas in, and till up the pumpkin/cucumber area for planting later in the week. We're also going to try some lake fishing Wednesday or Thursday - sunny, warm weather is predicted - just the thing for our first outing of the season!

15 comments:

Stephanie said...

What a great addition to your friends kitchen! Very cozy colors and great chickin' stitchin'. :o)

What a wonderful thing your guild is doing. Definitely happy colors.

Linda said...

Lovely little mini for your friend, great hanger too. Sounds like you have all your gardening planned out. Hope you have a great time fishing.

jacquie said...

that's a great guild idea. i'm going to share that with mine and see what they think.

pratima said...

The chicken quilt is super adorable! what a perfect find for a hanger... Your 9-patch blocks are very cheerful :)
Happy gardening!!!

Linda B said...

I just adore my chicks! I sat and fondled it last night. We will hang it above the refrigerator.
Your nine patches are very happy!!!

Barb said...

I love the chickens.....my husband is a huge chicken lover and he can't wait to get back to the states to acquire them (he just loves birds in general)...so where did you get the pattern? It is adorable....

Nicole said...

I'm certain that your friend will cherish the chicken wallhanging! It will be a focal point in her kitchen. Beautiful job!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

C--ute! Love the colors and pattern for your friend. How great.

Kim said...

It is fun when we make special finds such as this quilt hanger which is indeed perfect for the quilt. I can imagine how happy your friend was to receive your gift. I like your "seed block" nine patches for quilts to come and the gardening sounds like an enjoyable activity. Fishing, it's been a while since we've heard about fishing! Have fun. :-D

Ulla said...

The mini quilt with cute hanger are a lovely gift. The guild's idea for gift quilts sounds so nice, and your 9-patches are just perfect for it. Have a great time fishing!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love that little mini quilt you made your friend. It is the cutest. She'll love it.

Quilt Hollow said...

Lucky friend....she will love it! It's been a busy day here and for some reason my mind wandered and wondered about your fishing days...soon?

Kaaren said...

Love that little mini, Candace. What fun and the colors just scream 'country'.

Have fun fishing and finishing up your planting. Sounds like your summer is going to be fun!

Mary said...

Sounds like you have a green thumb, Candace! I just try to get out and pull some weeds every day. I envy your ambition!

Mel said...

FUN projects!!