Earlier this summer, we were thrifting about in a tiny coastal town off the beaten path, and I found this interesting, and very, very old, unfinished quilt top. There were a few loose blocks that were pinned to it; a long ago forgotten work in progress. For $20 bucks I couldn't resist bringing it home.
The pattern wasn't immediately familiar to me, but Ruby McKim came to mind and a quick search led me to this website hosted by "Grammy's" family and friends, and which contained all the original (remastered) patterns from the 1920's-30's, with the Farm Life Quilt pattern book among them. It is so exciting when that happens. Anyway, while on my quest for info, I actually found lots of "Farm Life" quilts; OnLine Quilter shared this one--love the yellow and the fence border.
I've finished old quilts in the past, but am not really moved to finish this one. It's a bit too rough around the edges and the cotton cloth is aged and fragile, but I am happy to have it in my collection and will enjoy it "as is".
I think this horse is my favorite.
I'm making crockpot marinara sauce today with tomatoes and basil from the garden. The kitchen smells so good. We have plenty of pickles, green beans, and jam on the pantry shelves now. Salsa is next I think. I've been watching online videos and researching recipes for canning some.
And at the same time I'm eyeing my stash and thinking up lots of things I can do with it.