Still time to participate in two great give-aways on my blog! Both
are open through February 14th. The first give-away can be found on my Grow Your Blog Post. The second give-away, which is for Karen's original pattern designs, can be found in Part 2 of my Cape Cod Weekend blog. Enter today! Don't delay!
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 surprised myself and starting cutting out some of my Valentine's Day fabric. I know that this quilt won't be done for Saturday, but at least it's in the works. Most of my Valentine's Day fabrics are ancient and I noticed that some of them were quite thin while I was cutting them. The prints and colors are cheerful and I look forward to having this on my bed next year for February Quilt of the Month 2016.
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).|
I also made two pillowcases. I actually went to the Post Office yesterday to mail them and it was closed!
|Valentine Owls for Lily and Mickey Mouse for my friend Dianne's grandson.|
I asked the girls to report in since none of us were able to get together.
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!|
Kim was also busy using her new Go! Cutter to cut up her entire fabric stash. If this snow doesn't end, I'm afraid that she will move on to her curtains and table cloths!
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.|
Everyone reported that they did a lot of shoveling!!!
Are you ready to see a lot of snow pictures?
On Saturday, I took some "before"
|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!|
It snowed all last weekend as well as all day Monday into Tuesday. On Tuesday, I took some "after"
photos. It was early in the morning and the light was eerie and blue.
|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?|
I'm afraid to think about how much money we owe Kevin the plow guy. I wonder if he is married. Perhaps his wife is a quilter and he will work for fabric?
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...