I just love when packages arrive. Last week, two huge boxes came from my Mom in Missouri. The first box had a wind and waterproof Carhartt coat and pants that I ordered from Angell’s Western Wear & More – just in time for the cows to start calving. It is already looking pretty worn in after helping shovel the corn out of the bottom of the bin.

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The second, had a sweet letter from little sis Schyler and two quilts.

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I am glad to have my quilts back from the quilter, she did a great job. Yet, I am dreading doing the binding. It is my least favorite quilting task. Lucky for me, my Grandma Georgia enjoys binding quilts and always offers to help with mine. I must admit – I have never done a whole one by myself. I would have asked my mom to mail them to her instead, except my 81-year-old grandma is about to have carpal tunnel surgery on her right hand! Leaving me, with the need to rent a movie and get working. I am praying her surgery & recovery goes well, especially since she enjoys quilting so much.

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The fabric and pattern for this green, yellow and black quilt came from Material Girl Quilt Shop in Centralia, Missouri.

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The green, black and white project was a Christmas gift from my mother a few years ago. I started the project over Christmas Break and did not get a chance to work on it again until Thanksgiving Break of the next year (quilter’s confession moment).

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This second project (above) was started on account of my love of warm colored, autumn-inspired fabrics. The large center panel and borders also came from Material Girl. The wall hanging is actually a gift with a deadline, so I cannot be putting off the binding work. The green fabric will be used for the binding. I wanted to pull it all together with green, calming tones. The best part of this project, was the large panel meant it all came together in one afternoon.

7 Comments

  1. Jill

    Sierra, I hate binding too but have decided on quilts that Jan does that I can use a decorative stitch on the machine and get it done in about 1/4 of the time and I still like the project when it is finished. Best of luck for Grandma Georgia’s surgery! Take care

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    • Sierra Shea

      Hi Jill! I will have to try that sometime, could I use a zig zag stitch?

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  2. Meredith

    Beautiful pictures, Sierra! A good movie makes the binding go fast. Thanks for the shout out….it is beginning to look like spring in the quilt shop! Take care.

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    • Sierra Shea

      Hey- I didn’t make it to your shop on this trip 🙁 I have too many projects on the line right now. Have to finish some up first. I am working on the peach quilt with your pattern now!

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  3. Derina

    Sierra, I just loved reading this little blog. I miss reading your articles monthly so this is another fun way to read whats happening. 🙂 Also, I pray for Gma Georgia’s surgery to go well. I am glad to hear you are having fun and the calving season should go well for you since your MOM taught you well on that. I remember the time you girls taught me all about calving. 🙂

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  4. Jan

    Enjoyed seeing your pictures of your quilts and the stories that goes with them. I also agree with Meredith-a good movie when doing binding.

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    • Sierra Shea

      Thank you, Jan. My Mom helped me with a little binding and chatting last week. It was fun!

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Hey there... I'm Sierra!

I love to blog, plan, organize, decorate, teach, research & be creative. I’m a farm wife & mama of three kiddos: almost 6, 4 and almost 2. We love to live and work in rural South Dakota. A few years ago we remodeled a house & we call our home The Peacock Ranch.

I am earning a Spiritual Direction Certificate from Sioux Falls Seminary & I put my masters in English/Mass Communications on hold at South Dakota State University so I can focus on being a mama in a pandemic! In the meantime, I’m enjoying reading more & writing here on the blog.