...O.K. friends - are you ready??? I'm so very excited to share my barn quilt with you. I've been waitin' for a long time to get it put up and we finally did it - and the timing couldn't have been more perfect. Do you know why - 'cause it the "Christmas Star" pattern. The reason it took a while is because we had to put a new metal front on our barn because it had suffered some wind damage in a previous storm. So we didn't want to hang it until we repaired the barn. But it has been so worth the wait. I'm just as happy as I can be and Shaun is too. At first, he wasn't completely keen on the idea - You know, afraid it might look a lil' "girly". But I have to say - he is smitten with it. Of course, if I could have, you know I'd probably thrown in a few polka dots - but I think I would have been pushing my luck a tad. hehe
Sooooo, here we go!
This first pic is of my hubby and his dear friend, Tommy, who was absolutely instrumental in helping up repair the barn. Shaun could not have done it without him - Thanks a million Tommy!
O.K. - metal is on - and up goes the first side of the quilt!!!!! (now, that's dangerous - they are standing in the bucket of the tractor)
This is just a quick picture of the hay rolls in the barn - I just love how they look and it always smells so good - jus' like the country.
Here it is - The "Christmas Star" Barn quilt - all in my favorite colors - bright yellow, true red and kelly green.
In full view - this is what it looks from our house and it can easily be seen from the main road. I'm just so thrilled with it.
I want to thank our local Arts Council who worked very hard on this project. Many hours were spent laying off the pattern and painting. I did get to help - but they definitely did most of the work. We will treasure it for many years to come. We have always loved our farm and have taken great pride in it and now - we jus' love it a lil' more.
Merry Christmas from our farm to yours!