Well, it looks like both Punxsutawney Phil and Wiarton Willie both saw their shadows this morning which, according to legend, means we are in for another 6 weeks of winter. I think it’s time we got a new predictor – what the heck do groundhogs know anyway?
My Aunt gave me a beautiful amaryllis for Christmas and it bloomed last week. There are still more blooms to come, but it was certainly a welcome sight to see this on our kitchen table.
Lee came over for a sew day a week ago and we tried the Disappearing Pinwheel block from the Missouri Quilt Company. Both of our blocks were missing a point in the corner and my friend Diane tried it too and didn’t have any success either. Here is Lee’s block
and here is mine – Lee’s fabric camouflages the missing point much better than mine.
Here is Lee working on the tiniest little blocks from a Christmas kit she bought. She has more patience than I do – she wasn’t happy with the way they turned out, so she took them all apart and is redoing them.
I was working on what feels like my forever project. I bought this kit in Shipshewana many, many years ago, started it at a Retreat about 4 years ago and finally pulled it out again to get it finished. I’m getting there.
I have all the blocks finished, now I just have to get them all sewn together and there are two borders that need to go on. I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.
I also got this quilt finished.
This was done with two packages of Bali Pops. I don’t know why, but the quilting in the second picture almost looks raised – it’s just an optical illusion – it looks like someone drew the design on – strange…
My little girl always seems to feel the cold, and every time I see her lying here, I feel guilty. Why would she lie over the vent on a tiled floor? She has a gorgeous basket to lie in, numerous comfy chairs with quilts on them for warmth, but oh, no, this is where she lies. I swear she just does it to make me feel badly.
I’m working on another UFO and just have the binding to finish. Hopefully it will be done soon and I can share that with you. Stay warm…..only 45 more days until spring