Monday, February 13, 2006
Winter finally arrived and left quickly! The snow started on Saturday afternoon and by bedtime we only had a few inches. But by Sunday morning when we got up, the wind was blowing, we had thunder and when all was said and done, about a foot of snow. It was wonderful!
The first picture is of our backyard, looking across the empty lot behind us, during the storm. The second picture is my poor birch tree, bending under the weight of the snow. That was taken this morning...then I knocked some of the snow off. It looks a little taller now!
I took full advantage of this "bonus day". We had lots of "supposed tos" scheduled for Sunday, but with the snow, everything was cancelled. Since I had just taken a quilt off the machine, I decided to put my 25-patch on and give it a quick meander. Then I took it off, trimmed it, made and stitched on the binding and started hand sewing it. Once it's done I'll post pictures. This one was entirely from stash and I used a lot of big pieces for the back...stashbusting at its best!
Today I broke down and ordered the Baptist Fan template from Circle Lord. I can't wait until it gets here on Thursday! I have a customer who wants them on her quilt...I suggested it just so I could order the template! I have an antique quilt that was machine appliqued by my grandmother that I will use it on also, once I've practiced a little. I may try to make a quick scrap quilt to use it on first.
That's about it from here...time to work on the next customer quilt!