Where I live, we have been having snowfall at least twice a week at least since the first blizzard hit the first week of February. This past week we had heavy snow on Monday and Wednesday/Thursday. It is exhausting, trying to keep the walks safe, the driveway clear, my body from slipping. And yet, I repeat, I do love winter. Today is a beautiful winter day, the kind of days we have not experienced for most of 2015. Sunny, cold, glistening. But we are turning the corner; next week the forecast is for temps in the 40's, that's at good 10-15 degrees above freezing. The 3 inches of ice on my front walk may actually melt. Let's hope!
I apologize for not keeping up with my blogging friends' posts - I'm drained. Now I know why snowbirds exist. I may become one.
I haven't been able to get my sewing done because I'm the official shoveler here. Although I live in the city, this property is not small. This is the year I've seriously wondered how long I can keep it up. But in between storms, I've sewn a bit of the border on my From Head to Toe A Knitter's Gifts quilt. (Don't you love Denise's bird header? I do.)I was not able to successfully make the drunkard's path block traditionally, so I resorted to Jenny Doan's cheating version, the appliqued circles. Works for me. Not done yet, but I have one side finished. Please note, the CatPatch quilt along info is available.
This is the Footstool block, the 26th block in the Ben Franklin QAl.
I'm happy to say I'm up to date on this qal, but the setting of the blocks is going to be a choice. So far we have step one of the traditional. I'm waiting to see what comes next before I begin to sew blocks together.
I hope you are well and safe, and enjoying your quilting time.
God Bless You.