A Chance of Drought

There hasn’t been a lot of time for sewing this week but I have been trying some new blocks and colour combos.

The first one I showed you on Wednesday and provided the link.

Here it is all finished up into a pot holder :


The following block is a combination of paper piecing and regular piecing. The block is called Goose Tracks and here’s the link if you want to make one – or more ! They have it in two sizes – I made the bigger one.


This one below is also paper pieced and is from the book Patchwork , Please ! by Ayumi Takahashi


In other news – It’s dry here in Saskatchewan. There are many forest fires burning to the north of us and this is what it looks like to the south of our yard today.


I rode my bike up the hill and took this next picture. In the middle ground you see our yard and beyond that you should be seeing the top banks of the North Saskatchewan river valley but the smoke from the fires is certainly blocking the view. Those little white flowers in the foreground will hopefully become field peas and after we harvest them will be ground into flour and feed lots of people all over the globe. Just add rain and grow !


There’s still lots of work to be done though. The men are changing the tires on the sprayer today. The sprayer is used to spray herbicides, pesticides, fungicides and desiccants. During seeding we run on thicker tires to get a grip through the moisture and after that they put on narrower tires so as not to trample as much crop.


This is what the sprayer looks like with the booms out in the field:

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Thanks for stopping by.

Hope all the folks in the U.S.A. are having a lovely holiday weekend !


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. allisonreidnem
    Jul 05, 2015 @ 14:01:05

    Thanks for the photos and updates on what’s going on on the farm. I hope those fires don’t get any closer. Your paper pieced blocks make eye-catching potholders. The hexagon one is very unusual.

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