Saturday, February 4, 2012

Snowed In

View of my back yard sitting area...a little snowy!

Yep, the meteorologists got it right this time!  We have a beautiful (if you didn't lose power) snow storm!  Thick flakes which stuck to all the trees and bushes.  I have taken advantage of being housebound and puttered around doing this, that and another.  

Thimble decided the best thing to do on a snowy day is find a quilt and take a nap!

I did a couple of loads of laundry. 

I made dinner in the crock pot...a new recipe called "Beer Braised Beef."  The basic recipe was tasty, but unfortunately, the cut of meat I happened to choose turned out fatty and chewy.  If I make it again, I will be more careful about that!! 

And then, I spent time bonding with my sweet sewing machine!  I worked on my string blocks, just like I promised!! 

I sewed three rows of five blocks and separated them with a reproduction print.

Not the greatest photo, but I chose a black repro fabric for the border.  And the best part? This project has come entirely from my stash! Tomorrow?  Baste it and quilt it!!  But, now I am left with the next dilemma. Do I machine or hand quilt it?!!  I think the string blocks would be very difficult to hand quilt, so I am leaning towards machine quilting of some type. 

I had fun sewing in my new little cleaned area.  I had the TV available, so while sewing I watched: 

And then: 

Both perfect movies to sew along with!! 

I also have  case of "startitis" developing.  

I feel in love with the colors in this quilt from  Blue Square Quilting
AND this quilt:
"Roll of Nickels" quilt from Double Nickel Quilts

Roll of Nickels is actually a Disappearing Nine Patch I am thinking of combining these two ideas and making a Roll of Nickels quilt from red/pink fabric and using a gray back ground. And guess what,  I have more than enough stash make one!! 

Well, I am now going to enjoy Elvis in :
And forget about the snow outside!!

Taa-taa for now!


  1. Your snow is very pretty! I'm glad you were able to stay in and stay cozy with Thinble and Berneice. I love that Roll of Nickels!!!

  2. Sounds like you are having a great day and with all that beautiful snow outside!!! Your strip quilt looks great, nd how can that "Roll of Nickels" quilt be a vanishing 9 patch?? Amazing!! oxoxKris

  3. The snow looks beautiful. I actually miss not having snow this winter (never thought I would say that!). Glad you are taking advantage of the weather and doing fun quilty things!

  4. Snowy day, sewing, old movies... what could be better?

  5. We finally got our snow, I watched the same movie with Fred & Ginger. I liked the "Continental".

  6. Love your string blocks! What is it about getting something done that makes startitis kick in? Love the idea you have for your version of "Roll of Nickels". GO DEB!

  7. I'm jealous! Here in Minnesota, we have NO snow and warm temps - unheard of for February. I'm actually missing having snow! (Could be that it's too muddy for the kids to have much fun outside!)


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