Today is Ground Hogs Day here in the states - we are expecting another major snow storm (15-18" for us) so I don't think any ground hogs are going to even peek out in our area.
I picked up a few supplies while we had sunshine althought still freezing. And I got my Valentine's Cards for the grands with the hopes that sometime before the day we are plowed out so I can mail my little package off to them.
Being a short month, I am keeping my goals short.
February's color is PINK and I will get my houses, stars, and heart blocks done up in time.
I had a pulled a bag pattern, but then changed my mind - February just isn't a bag making month.
With all this cold, wind, and snow I am longing for the sunny outdoors and flowers. So I pulled this book instead. I will need to re-study the techniques and suggestions, gather a few supplies I am lacking, and pull some fabrics.
There is a lovely section on flowers growing on gates and fences - and this is something I want to explore. I know I have the background fabrics, lots of large, medium, and small flower prints, grasses, and 'wood' grain fabrics. Sounds like a great playground right now.
In clearing out/organizing some of my cross-stitch supplies and bits, I stumbled across this. I designed this pattern l-o-n-g ago and used it in many quilts, wallhangings, and mandelas for Boy Scouts earning their Eagle Badge. I must have made this base piece ahead for a pending call to do one up. I have been out of the Scouting program for 12 years now, so I don't think anyone will be calling for this. It needs to be removed from it's Willow frame for a good washing and then I will play with finishing it off.
This is just bonus play depending on my day, mood, weather, and family. Maybe I'll get those Sew Sweet blocks into a runner, maybe I'll get my Sweet16 blocks into a flimsy, maybe I'll pull out my OMG to finish the last few blocks, maybe I'll just play in that tub full of little baggies (I have no idea what's in there). Or maybe I'll just pull everything off my shelving units and flip those boards over so they warp back to 'flat' - geesh!
Just Keeping it Simple,