Friday, May 10, 2013

Farmer's Wife Friday & Giveaway Reminder!

 Happy Farmer's Wife Friday y'all! Hope you had a chance to work on your blocks this week! I will admit that I only finished one block. And I'm not even going to share with you this week. I know, right? Instead I'm going to save it for when I have at least two to show you! Sorry, it was a busy week. :)
  What I am going to share with you is how I keep this project organized! When I first started my Farmer's Wife in 2011, (yes, 2011!, now you know why I want to finish this up!) I was looking for ways to keep organized and came across the Pleasant Home blog. I love the way Jodi decided to keep herself organized and I just went ahead and copied her!

Basically she keeps all of her templates in a three ring binder with a beautiful picture of an original Farmer's Wife Magazine. First step was to buy a 1/2 binder, I chose white. Next, find a picture online. I Googled Farmer’s Wife Magazine and a few vintage covers popped up. The minute I saw this one I knew that was it! I love the colors, the floraly dress and hey, she’s blond like me! She quickly became my cover girl.  
 Inside I keep all of my templates in plastic sheet protectors. Just put a piece of paper in each page and you can store templates on the front and the back. I keep mine in 10's. 1-10, 11-19, 20-29, etc. Nothing fancy, but it works!
  I loved Jodi's idea of taking notes while she made the blocks. She just made annotations in her book, but I decided to make a block record sheet. It has the block #, block name, templates used, date completed, main colors and notes. If you would like to use it you can download a copy HERE.
What are some ways that you keep yourself organized? I would love to hear more ideas!
And I can't wait to see your blocks, it's time to link up!
Here are the rules:

  • Use the linky tool and link your blog posts or flickr pictures of Farmer's Wife blocks.
  • You must LINK back to this post within your post. You can also grab a Farmer's Wife Friday button (on the right side bar).
  • Have fun reading all the posts! Don't forget, everyone loves a nice comment! 
 As a reminder that today is the last day to enter my giveaway of the Sweet Celebrations book & a Simply Color charm pack for Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day! Giveaway ends at 5 p.m. PST and I will pick a winner tomorrow! Good luck!


Little Lady Patchwork said...

I love that idea! don't want to see my "so called organizing"..a plastic sandwhich bag for the templates!...I love the record keeping idea.

Continue Farmeing,

Carla said...

Just an old suitcase for me. Isn't Pleasant Home a nice blog?

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