Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sampler Quilt Sew-along Link Up Party

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Image credit: AddyLou Creates, Kat’s Craft & Jen_g_nj02 Flickr

Thank you to everyone who linked up via this site and the Facebook Group to play Farmer’s Wife Bingo. I was so blown away by how much it was embraced and how much people had fun with it. We’re going to be playing more Bingo as the sew-along progresses so be sure to keep an eye out for the announcements (I’ll be letting you know in the Facebook Group, via the newsletter and here on the blog – you won’t miss it!).

Speaking of announcements, I’ve got a little one of my own. As you’ll know if you’ve been reading my blog over the past few months our little family has been battling multiple instances of illness this past winter. It’s nothing major, just the by-product of our little man spending more time with other kids and bring home not just his finger painting but germs as well. It was to be expected and not a great shock, however I’ve gotten sick as well and this latest bout has resulted in my GP imparting some wisdom which my Husband is keen for me to follow.

I have to stop burning the candle at both ends and trying to do too much because it’s run me down. Which, you know, makes sense but it’s going to be a hard pill to swallow. So, in an effort to get things back under control, my health on the mend and me spending some more time with my family I’m changing up a few things. One of them is how the Farmer’s Wife Newsletters are being sent. Currently they’re being sent every Sunday at 7:30am AEST. I spend a good hour or so, usually on a Saturday, sitting down and collating all the things that need to go into the newsletter and making sure links, etc. work. It’s time I should be spending with my family (or even my sewing machine once the heat is off from this latest lecture!). I’ve decided to do something I’m sure a lot of you were wishing I’d kept doing from the start… you’ll now get the newsletter 30 minutes after the tutorial is published. The newsletter will be sent Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at 8:00am AEST. There will be no newsletter on Sunday.  

This means that I can get the newsletter written and scheduled at the same time I do the tutorials and then send it with enough time to do a quick check and make sure everything is working, etc. The newsletters will be short and sweet and contain everything you need to make the blocks. Hopefully this will do two things; give me some time back and make it easier for you guys to get what you need when you want it.

I will also no longer be manually up-dating my site to include links to the previous newsletters as these will no longer contain anything that’s not easily accessible on my website. There’s going to be some other changes happening around the place, but they won’t be impacting the sew-along so there’s nothing to worry about there. Hopefully by the time I get to my Christmas vacation I’ll be feeling better and spending more time on the important things in life. (Like fabric fondling!)

Now for those of you keen to know the outcome of Bingo you’re going to have to wait just a little bit longer. Entries closed at Midnight last night and so I need a couple of days to go through and sort things out, notify winner(s) and then make the announcement. Don’t worry, it’ll happen soon and I’ll let you know through the usual channels.

In the meantime, why not link up the blocks you’ve made and click through and check out the blog posts others have written about their Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sampler Quilt journey. Enjoy!


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8 Comments

  1. antonia casellas November 21, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    Mis mejores deseos de curacion, La familia es el pilar de la vida y hay que cuidarla cuidandonos nosotros para estar bien y felices con ellos
    muchos besos y millones de gracias por todo esta kal que es maravilloso y sirve para unir a todo tipo de personas

  2. Peggy November 16, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    It’s not the destination, it’s the journey. I’m so glad that you have taken the time to listen to your GP, family, and most importantly yourself. We are all grateful for the project that you have undertaken and it is great you have shared with us the workload that you are attempting. It’s puts things in perspective for us, because sometimes I can be guilty of not appreciating the work being done behind the scenes. So thank you.

  3. Hildy November 15, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    Angie, I hope you’ll well and have more time with your family! Thank you for putting this sew-along together it’s so much fun and to sew with a group keeps me motivated. Take care:-)

  4. Amanda a.k.a. The Patchsmith November 15, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    I hope you get some rest, relaxation, family time and fabric fondling real soon. Nobody could’ve foreseen the success of the sew-along and the work involved in managing over 5000 members. So you are very wise in reshuffling so that it is more easily managed. It is also very important that you make yourself your no. 1 priority. This project is a year long so change is inevitable and will happen again – I am aware of the workload every notification must bring but things will settle down and, when they do maybe you can think about scheduling several week-long breaks for yourself throughout the year.
    Hugs
    Amanda

  5. Monique November 15, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    Je suis peinée de lire que vous n’etes pas en bonne santé, et vous avez raison, prenez soin de vous et profitez un maximum de votre famille et de vos amis autour de vous, Ce que vous faites içi est deja enorme et lorsque je coud mes blocs ma pensée va vers vous . Je vous envoi de l’energie et de l’espoir afin de guerir . affectueuses pensées.

  6. Pauline Johnston November 15, 2015 at 11:32 am

    I’m sorry you are unwell & run down. Thank you so much for all the hard work you have done for this group. I lost my husband 2 years ago & just haven’t been able to quilt, I think because he was so supportive & loved seeing what Inwas working on. So guess what, my quilting mojo is back & it’s all due to you & this group. I’m a little behind but have finished 9 blocks this week & Milly is cut out ready to sew. I love making these blocks but I wouldn’t have attempted them without you. Take care, sending you healing hugs.

  7. Barbara November 15, 2015 at 10:51 am

    You can’t do anything without your health so that’s always #1. Take care of yourself and your family first. You’re doing an awesome job and we all appreciate it!

  8. Nicolette November 15, 2015 at 7:54 am

    Thanks for all thay you do for the FW Q-A-L! There’s nothing more important than your health and your time with family! I hope you will feel better soon. Sending healing thoughts your way!