Friday, March 26, 2010

I have to share this blog with you guys!

I stumbled upon this blog yesterday while playing around. I don't know where I found her but I am glad I did. She is in the Shenandoah Valley of Va, North of me! She has a Gammil Long arm quilter and she made this quilt!! It's a king size quilt too!

She has the instructions for you to make your own lye on one of her posts. Danny just went out and emptied the ashes from our wood stove and filled the stove back up with hardwood to make us some lye. Got goats milk anyone? Of course my goats are dry right now. Bummer. I hope the lye will keep for a while!

She is a superb gardener and she looks like she would be a great person to have as a neighbor!
So go on over and check her out!


OurCrazyFarm said...

What a great sight! That quilt is amazing~ I know just what I am going to do with my scrap pile now:))

Sandra said...

Great blog, will enjoy perusing after a while.

LynnS said...

Becky, you really did surprise me with this post. Thank you so much for your kind words and the compliments!

I have actually made 2 of those Nine Patch quilts but the second one was smaller. I am working on a third one, continuing on with scraps and leftover bits. It's such an easy block to make that I do them as 'backburner' projects.

So happy to hear that you are making your own lye, Becky. I have still not found an actual old-fashioned recipe using wood-ash lye and tallow, but by-golly, I am either going to find one or make one up!!

Hope you are feeling better -- it's a great day here, chilly, but the sky is so blue!