This is a "Catching Up" post, sorry, it is a little long and there are a lot of photos. We had a cold spell in January, almost a week of -30*F to -40*F during the day and nights at -55*F. I was just going to add this photo for a laugh, but then my husband took the truck in to have the oil changed at a shop that is close to this business and they said they had -68* one day, so maybe it wasn't wrong. ??
I have to show off what I won! Janet of the Rogue Quilter blog had a giveaway and I won this wonderful Primitive Gatherings Snowman pattern and she included these lovely soaps. If you have never read her blog you are really missing out. She makes the most marvelous mini quilts, and when I say mini, I mean mini. They are AMAZING! (You can visit her blog HERE.)
Next up is my finished Front Porch top. I did all the applique using the needleturn method. I am really happy with how it turned out. It was so fun sewing along with the other ladies. A big thank you to Lori of Humble Quilts for hosting this SAL. Lori is another amazing and talented quilter! (You can visit her blog HERE.)
|Lori shared a photo of my top on her blog!|
|I added some summer berries to this basket.|
|I added another bird and flower to these baskets.|
|The baby birds got some berries too.|
I have also been doing some string piecing. I would like to finish up the Spiderweb top I started in Bonnie Hunter's class a couple of years ago. I got out my Featherweight and set it up for paper piecing. This will leave my other machine free for other projects.
|Poirot keeping Betsy and me company.|
|These were the blocks I finished in class. I have decided to do the blocks a little differently. I will use all the same color of kite parts in each block instead of mixing them up.|
So, we used up almost all the firewood we had stored in the basement. That means bringing in loads from our stockpile in the yard.
Besides the cold weather it seems, like the rest of the country, we have been getting more snow this winter. Somebody had to do a little shoveling on the roof!
|After a little shoveling I got warmed up! Off came the parka.|
|Not done yet!|
Thanks for stopping by! Happy Quilting, Rebecca