Saturday, February 13, 2016
Cold Slow Sunday Stitching
We are into a very cold spell thru the weekend. Single digits with wind chills making it -20 to -30. My wonderful brother called Saturday morning to say he would do the recyle run (my job) as he was already dressed for the outdoors doing some wood as long as he could use my Jeep - YES SIR!
Even the furkids won't even sit in the kitty window (like a pet door, but set up in my kitchen window). Moe usually will venture in anything, but he has camped out on the spare bed and Bella is being a couch potato amongst all the blankets/quilts.
I spent the day picking up my scrap play and some housework - just to keep warm mind you. Then I decided it was time to baste out 'Dottie'. I'm a week behind schedule on quilting this. I was having the worse time keeping it on the table - why?
Ha! And she thought she was being sneaky. I never heard her get up from the couch.
Bella - you stinker!! At least she wasn't on top of it plucking my basting pins as I went which is her usual style.
I know you all are going to get tired of this as the year goes on, but I just love this project. The 365 (366 with Leap Year) is starting to look like a quilt. I have the next six blocks/circles prepped and will do these to take breaks in the FMQ of Dottie. I'm constantly asked (and usually they are no re-ply commentors) about my background blocks. I am using Moda's Zen Chic 'Background-Paper'. I have two jelly rolls of it. One has been used to pre-make the blocks - just two strips sewn together and then sub cut into 4.5" squares. I'm setting them randomly like a 2-rail, but not concerned whether I have a light/dark setting - just having fun with it. When this group is used up, I will prepare the second jelly roll the same way - I know I will need all of both.
With another (worse) cold day, slowing down is defnitely on the schedule,