Saturday, February 2, 2013

February 2

You know, weather can be so unfair sometimes.  We have cold temperatures today (low of 22 this morning) and no snow to enjoy.  Now I am not a big fan of snow and getting out in it, but I do think it is beautiful when it is falling and everything looks so clean when covered in a new snowfall.  So come on Mother Nature, give us one nice snowfall (around 6 inches will be enough) that will last a couple of days, just so that we can find some joy with this cold weather.

This is a little wall hanging I made to demo beading (around the snowflake and the words Kindness and snow) for a recent retreat my quilt club went on.  It was a fun on and nearly everyone finished their project.  My husband made the display stand for me. In case you cannot see the embroidered saying it is "Kindness is like snow - it beautifies everything it covers."

I have been working away on my UFO's so not much new to show you.   I finished the two side borders and the top border for my Do-si-Do quilt and also finished the Hearts in Bloom table runner just in time for Valentines.

I also have been working on my klosjes (no picture) and just as a report I now have 30 circle blocks completed ( need 42 more) and 99 square blocks (need 185 more), so I am making progress.
I am really anxious to finish up these spools or klosjes as I have another English Paper Piecing project all set to go - the Lucy Boston Patchwork of Crosses pattern, book by Linda Franz.  This one has really captured my interest, I have the pattern, the paper foundations, the fabric and the storage unit to organize all the little pieces.  Anyone out there working on this beautiful quilt pattern? Would love to hear from you.

So stay warm, keep stitching, and thanks for stopping by!


Brown Dirt Cottage said...

Your snowflake mini is nice Teresa, along with that wonderful stand! What a good hubby you have!!

I've got UFO's lined up too!!

Purple Pam said...

Darling snowflake qult and stand. Does your husband take orders?

Susan said...

Enjoyed touring your blog.....

Will you share the name of the pattern for the lovely heart table runner?

Julie Fukuda said...

Long ago I saw the Lucy Boston quilt at a British fair and made a sketch in my notebook of the pattern. I have made two quilts in that pattern since. This year at the Tokyo Dome quilt show, I saw the quilt again. I discovered that her lozenge-shaped hexagons were much larger than my version made from the sketch. Beware, this pattern can be addictive!