8/15/2010

Thistles and my CQ jacket!

I have two pastures (out of nine) that are infested badly with Canadian thistle. In our county we have weed police and if you don't keep up with noxious weed removal, they hire someone to do it for you and send you the bill... So it's 92 degrees and I'm out there on my tractor since 6am plowing under the thistle and eating dirt and grumbling... Why didn't I do this the other day when it was cooler? Oh yes, my tractor wasn't running... Anyway I occupied my mind while engulfed in dust trying to decide how I was going to treat myself after this odious task... and coming in looking like this!




Stitching time is a given but it had to be more and I settled on fabric fondling... PLUS I bought a foot bath/massager at the thrift store the other day.. Fabric fondling during a foot massage would be the thing indeed. Actually a G&T might be appropriate also... A triple treater.....


Ever since I found this Europa Salzburg jacket pattern I have been mulling over color options... This will be CQ and I always think pink but I NEVER wear pink...then maybe blue to go with demin casual.. But in the end after falling in love with Margreet's block I settled on earthy greens.. I plan to incorporate the "seams only" DYB blocks coming up so a decision had to be made... The silk print on the right is my inspiration piece... I need another dark green or two but this is a great start...






3 comments:

Bobbi Pohl said...

That jacket pattern is growing on me. It looks comfortable and flattering and will be beautiful with cq. I can hardly wait to see it made. Will you wear it to Connecticut?

Plays with Needles said...

Honestly, you crack me up! I love the idea of greens for the jacket...it will make all of your CQ embellishment really pop. Hope the triple treat was worth it.

I know canadian thistle is a noxious weed but it sure is beautiful...I love the spiky foliage...the flowers...and how the birds and butterflies are so attracted to it. But yes, I understand it's noxious nature...I find the idea of weed police very interesting...

Connie said...

I can't wait to see this finished. (-; Connie

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