Hello Blog Friends. It's me, Nancy, reporting live from the new snow capitol of the world, Boston, MA. We haven't taken our trash out in three weeks, and we appear to be running out of light bulbs and paper towels, but otherwise, we are okay. We should be able to make it to March as long as we have dog food and donuts. If you want to skip the quilting report, the snow pictures are at the bottom of the blog.
Last weekend it only snowed lightly, but the threat was enough to keep me (and most others) indoors and at home for most of the time. Happily I was able to get some sewing done. I did a bunch of random but necessary sewing and organizing which included making the giant back for Susan's king size quilt (9 yards of fabric--luckily purchased this summer for $1.99 a yard at the discount fabric store in Auburn, MA--their prices have since gone up), made two blocks for a swap, and organized my box of Kaffe scraps. Now I have neat piles of 2" strips, 2.5" strips, 5" squares, and a smaller pile of "miscellaneous."
|What will it be... YBR of course!|
I finally started to work on a table runner for my co-worker Brooke. I promised it to her two years ago as a house-warming gift, then it became an engagement gift and now it is a wedding gift. I better finish it before I need to turn it into a baby quilt!
|All the purple fabric is from Nancy's House of Fabric (aka my Stash).|
|Valentine Owls for Lily and Mickey Mouse for my friend Dianne's grandson.|
Kim G. ventured out on Saturday and took a neat bag-making class at All About Quilts in Walpole. This is the Sew Together Bag by Sew Demented. Kim, of course, made two bags.
|This is the bag when it is closed.|
|Lots and lots of zippered pockets inside!|
On Saturday, Joannie was hard at work on her sister's Double Wedding Ring (this is a quilt that in theory Joannie's sister Mary is making to give to her son and his bride for their wedding). On Sunday, Joannie was able to work on her own project, which is a gift for her sister, Janet, a Sparkling Gem Stones quilt.
Marion stayed at home and finished two pieced borders for her Sampler Quilt. She also started a new project.
Pat did some sewing, cleaning, and organizing and found an older UFO that she had forgotten about. The top was done and it only needed borders.
|This beautiful top is machine embroidered and appliqued.|
Are you ready to see a lot of snow pictures?
On Saturday, I took some "before" photos.
|You can still see the purple bench if you look hard.|
|This is where our plow guy puts the snow so we can get into our garage.|
|The Pug Boys say, "Make it Stop!!"|
|LarryPug on the path to the garage|
|Elvis says, "Will this ever end?"|
|Romeo says, "I am 13 and I have NEVER seen this much snow in my life!"|
|Front of the house|
|More front yard|
|Let us in!|
|We can still see the lamp post.|
|You can no longer see the six foot high fence at the top of our driveway.|
|This is my driveway on Tuesday morning. Two feet of snow!|
|No sign of the purple bench. I guess we'll find it in the Spring.|
|Garage and Quilt Studio|
|Back patio... perhaps the snow will melt in time for the 4th of July.|
|Not sure the mailman can find the mailbox... should I raise the flag?|
Thanks for visiting! Linking up on Friday to Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Richard and Tanya Quilts and Crazy Mom Quilts.
Pugs and kisses,
P.S. Guess what's in our weather forecast for today and this weekend? Snow...