"A very Merry Unbirthday to you, to you. A very Merry Unbirthday to you." from Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland"

Saturday, March 7, 2015

I Love Winter But.....

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.
Take care.
God Bless You.


Lesley said...

Nice to see your projects! I'm not the shoveler here, but can appreciate the hard work you have had to do this winter to keep up with the snow! Hope you can get some well deserved rest soon!

Sheila said...

Winter has been a snowy one for us too and although I don't shovel I can sure appreciate your hard work . Hope the weather breaks soon and spring comes early . Lovely stitching !

Dolores said...

In this family, the females always shovelled better. Now there is just my husband and myself and I am the better cleaner of snow. He doesn't like the cold weather and I am like you - I love winter. Spring will soon be here and the snow will be only a memory. I like your drunkard's path border. I don't think it matters how you make the blocks - as long as you are comfortable and it works out.

Susan Smith said...

Just did a quick flick through what I'd not read and do love what you've been doing. I think quite a few of us are quite drained at the moment. Thanks for your comment on my blog and you hang in there as well. I'll have to email you one day. Take care.

Freya Rose Blossom said...

I am safe and I am well, I have been on the beach digging sand and running around. Sorry you have so much snow, if you want me to come and help dig you out, let me NOSE.
Luvs Freya Rose Blossom X