Wednesday, February 5, 2014

When it Snows


We had 14+ inches of snow by 6pm and it is still snowing.  So what to do while house bound?  Dump those scrap totes.  I'm working my Let's Book It and Relaxing Round Robin out of these two.  Yeah, I grabbed the 2.5" square barrel too.


I got all the units pieced for the sampler.  I couldn't find my other packages of Steam a Seam2 or I would have gotten the A B C and 1 2 3 done on the section with the 4- patches.  Once they are fused, then I will have to get my new machine out so I can blanket stitch these.  And I will have to shop either my FQ bins or yardage shelves for the borders/sashings.  But, I was surprised I got this far with it today.

  
And before the big storm came in, lovely mail arrived.  This is from Paula in Switzerland - Monthly Doll Swap Group - for the January theme "Try Somwthing New".  We agreed to go with the theme as we both had a new technique we wanted to try.  She made this lovely reverse applique (on linen) with delicate Liberty fabrics in the circles.  Plus, the hand stitching was new to her.  Just love this.


Love her label and all the sweet extras she added - the chocolates were enjoyed with fresh coffee during the storm.


I borrowed Paula's photos from the Doll Group post - I had made her little quilt right after we received our partner info and we had conversed.  Good thing as I broke my hip and etc.....  So once home I quickly machine quilted it up - had originally intended to hand quilt - and mailed it right out, as I wasn't sure how long it would take to get to her. 


Normally I make a little doll to go with the quilt, but they take me longer to make than the quilt - and I did want it mailed quickly.  So, I sent her some FQs to go with the lovely Ro Gregg print (was my backing).

I hope everyone stayed safe and warm during the storm - and got some stitching done.

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Sewingly Yours,
Sharon 

24 comments:

  1. I've been worried about you, dear. So much snow and such cold temperatures! Oh my.
    Lots of beautiful projects in progress at your house. Thanks for posting a picture of your mystery quilt in the last post. Good pattern. Great fabrics and colors.
    Be careful if you need to go outside.

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  2. Wow- what weather you are having . But lots of time for sewing !!! Stay safe

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  3. Oh my word, that's a lot os snow. Good thing you have your quilting to do and quilts to keep you warm.

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  4. Thankfully we got just about 4 inches of snow and about a quarter inch of ice on top of that. I'm so done with winter! LOL Thanks for the link about the no-reply bloggers. I've had so many comments lately, and nobody seems to want to fix it. It's very frustrating. :0/

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  5. Oh stay safe inside... I hear those storms are back again. :(

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  6. I can't even imagine 14 inches of snow, stay safe. That doll quilt is beautiful, the meander sewing looks so good on the cream part.

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  7. That's a nice amount of progress you got done yesterday. And I actually got some sewing in too.

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  8. Lovely! Your swap doll quilt is just beautiful....love those fabric choices. Glad you are warm and safe with lots to do during the snow siege.

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  9. We didn't get quite that much snow. . . but we did get a lot. Yesterday it was ice, sleet & rain. . just enough to knock the power out from 7:30AM till 3:30PM.

    No power meant that I couldn't get anything done. . . except housework! LOL

    The doll quilts are lovely (both of them). . . I've thought about joining the doll quilt swap -- but the turn around time scares me.

    Thank you for the lovely eye candy.

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  10. You did get a lot of snow, more than we did. Ours mixed with sleet/rain then back to snow. Love both the doll quilts. The one from Paula is sweet; the stitching adds so much. Yours with the fancy cut is a gem.

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  11. We got some more snow too...not that we needed it! Love seeing your projects as you always have such a variety of beautiful Quilty treasures!

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  12. I was surprised by a sprinkling of snow in our yard when I woke this morning, but we have not had any snow yet this year to really speak of :( I had hoped we would get a good one this year!!! Oh well, I'm going to go sew anyway :)

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  13. So much snow. It's unbelievable. We have 1 tiny icicle.

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  14. We've been having a leetle snow off and on. They do a pretty good job of plowing/sanding/salting the roads, so it's not too bad. It's only bad if it's snowing really heavy for all day...and days at a time.

    Thanks for sharing your fun projects. They are always inspiring! =)

    hugZ,
    annie

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  15. Hi Sharon you always do such inspiring posts,well done and love the doll's quilt you received.xx

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  16. Yup, like Teresa, I was really hoping we'd get some decent snowfall -- even if it was just 4-6"! But no go. You've made fabulous use of your snowy day!!! Fun, fun!! :)

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  17. You made great progress on your snow day! Good work!

    I agree with you about no-reply bloggers - it does seem like many of them are Google+, with no additional info on their page. And it always seems that they ask questions I want to answer!!

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  18. We have had constant snow days in Stratford, I never remember my kids having snow days of course they walked to school. We got about 10 here and another big storm coming this weekend. Gives time for quilting, I am making a Swoon block quilt for my hubby. I would say you are coming along fairly well because you are managing to do a fair amount of lovely work.

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  19. That's a lot of snow! We got some on Tuesday, but just a couple of inches. Looks like you've spent your snow days very productively.

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  20. Wow, I bet even though you are house bound, it's beautiful to look at! We have been fighting freezing rain and a little snow around here. It's been an ongoing thing which is very unusual for central Arkansas. More to come next week, or so the weather people say.

    Love your pretties. (As always!)
    Stay warm!!

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  21. Sometimes the weather just beckons the quilters to quilt. Love what you are doing! 14 inches--whew!

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  22. Thankfully you are safe and warm at home. Winter has been so brutal for so many. We are finally getting the rain we desperately need. Love your quilts. What a lovely quilt with the Liberty fabric circles. Creative Bliss Dear...

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  23. Paula's quilt is really stunning I love the fabrics you used in your circle quilt

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  24. oh my that's a lot of snow...YUCK. At least you have a few projects to keep you busy

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