Tuesday, February 8, 2011

It's Frigid Here!

It is 3* right now after a high of 5*. The wind just cuts through you. I am so ready for spring to get here. We only got between 6 and 7 inches of snow last Tuesday. We couldn't tell how much because the wind was blowing it around so much. Our road was really drifted shut from Tuesday morning till Thursday evening. I am glad Kevin took some vacation days. We sat here watching movies and piddling on our laptops. Kevin bought us a kerosene heater in case we lost power. Fortunately we did not lose power. They are getting snow south of us right now. The weather people say it is going to miss us. Hope they are right.

I have been doing a little bit of hand quilting on my spring table topper. I have all the center blocks done and am working on the second flower. I decided to just echo quilt it.
I also have the 1st block of the Little Birdie BOM done. I want to get started on the second block, but my feet get cold when it is this frigid when I sew. So I am waiting till the weekend when it is supposed to be in the upper 40's or even the 50's.  (grin)  I had lots of fun sewing this. I used 3 strands of DMC floss for it and like the way it turned out.
I am caught up with the redwork parts of the Raggedy BOM. Just need to get the blocks together. Again, waiting on the floor to get a little warmer. I printed off the next block of Henrietta Whiskers. I still need to do the first block. I wanted to do it with needle turn applique, but may just do the fusible and machine applique. At least then, it would probably get done. LOL  I have also been reading quite a bit. I have read 4 books by Barbara Delinsky in the past 10 days. I just love her books.  I am putting my library card to good use. LOL Can you believe that I went to JoAnn's last weekend and couldn't find anything to buy?  I really don't need any more fabric. They were out of the batting I like. So I ended up buying some lightweight fleece to use behind my embroidery. I bought 2 yards and used a 50% off coupon. It ended up costing just over $5. I didn't figure that was too bad.

Well, I want to get back to quilting, or embroidering, or reading. (grin) You know, the standard winter hobbies for cold days.  Thank you for visiting. Please come again. Everyone have a great day.


Pat said...

I love what you have shown us today. I enjoy echo quilting on many things. Curious...how do you use fleece with your embroidery pieces? (I'm thinking I might learn a good tip here.)

Terry said...

I love your birdie block! I'm stitching on my second one now! :0)

Cyndi said...

Winona, your table topper looks fabulous, and I love that birdie block! Those are just tooooo cute. I've been trying to teach myself to embroider, but I'm not very good at it. Guess I just need to keep practicing!

Oh, and I got a wonderful little package in the mail today that I will be blogging about tomorrow....BIG GRIN!!!! :o)



Janet said...

I love your little flower topper. We are having a hand quilting lesson next week at quilt group. I think that sounds like fun. I love "sittin and stitchin". Stay warm, dear friend.

Myra said...

Your quilting looks great on your topper Winona! Making good progress there, and your Birdie block is wonderful!!!
Keep warm! 8-)

Granny said...

Both pieces look great. I admire your hand quilting. It looks so neat. I know what you mean about cold floors. I've been neglecting the sewing because of it being so cold here. I'm much more comfy in my recliner with my feet up and a fleece blanket. Of course then I fall asleep. lol Stay warm and keep on stitchin'.

Crispy said...

Your table topper put a big ol' grin on my face...Awwww Spring!! It looks like you are keeping busy during these cold days :0)


Teresa said...

Hi Winona! I love the Birdie block, but then you already know I love birds!

I have been reading a lot too. Right now I am reading Mary Higgins Clark"s "The Shadow of Your Smile". She is one of my fave authors.

love ya,

Paula said...

Winona~ I LOVE LOVE LOVE the little bluebird with his earmuffs next to the snowman! that is sooo cute.
I too went to JoAnns a couple of weeks ago for the first time in a long time, and they've moved everyhting in the store around! I can't find a doggone thing now. *BOO*

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