|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 Berniece...my sewing machine! I worked on my string blocks, just like I promised!!
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:
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|
|"Roll of Nickels" quilt from Double Nickel Quilts|
Roll of Nickels is actually a Disappearing Nine Patch block...so 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!!|