This has been a wild 24 hours. First we had freezing rain which occurred overnight and then snow. And more snow. And more snow. It’s still snowing. The trees look like they’ve been dipped in a rather heavy coating of icing sugar.
It’s very pretty — but rather treacherous underfoot and definitely more snow than we’re used to! Now they’re saying there may be yet more on the weekend.
I was glad we didn’t have to go anywhere today and am just as thankful we don’t have to go anywhere tomorrow! It’s supposed to continue snowing most of the night tonight.
Smudge and Lester sure know how to deal with a day like this:
I’m hostessing another swap on the Inklingo list — this time of 2.25″ equilateral triangles. The first of the swap packages arrived this week and I’ve had fun looking at the fabrics that swapper chose. It’s always fascinating to me that no matter what shape we’re swapping or how many participate, we rarely if ever get duplicates of any fabrics. Makes for some wonderful scrap quilts!
It snowed a lot — as this evergreen clearly shows. This was taken around noon today — so a good 24/36 hours after the snow had stopped. I suppose it is pretty — but I’m just not a winter person by any stretch! Can’t wait for spring!
A few years ago, for whatever reason, we had moose statues all over the place in Toronto. There is one moose statue we still see outside a business that dresses it up for holidays, seasons, you name it. It’s rather hard to see what the moose has on as the snow is covering most of it, but here’s a picture of the moose.
And here’s yet another picture of the snow — it seems like there’s mountains of it, yet I think a great deal of it will be gone by Wednesday as we’re forecast to have a rather mild couple of days at the beginning of this week.
Last night I worked for a while with the setting for the 2″ Drunkard’s Path blocks I made a while ago in ’30s prints. I think I like the effect of this setting and am going to keep adding to it till I’ve used up the hundred or so blocks that I made. Then I think I may do a border with ’30s stars in it.
This was our view out the living room window around mid-afternoon. It began snowing around 5:00 a.m. on Friday morning and didn’t stop all day or evening. The picture seems a little blurry because it was still snowing. Thankfully we didn’t get the freezing rain or ice pellets that the forecast suggested we might — just snow and more snow. I think we have in excess of 10″ of it!
To add some colour to the day, I worked on this:
I’m not sure how large this will end up — but I’m having a lot of fun making these ’30s pinwheels and putting them together. They are composed of 1″ half hexagons from Inklingo collection 1. I have a little box full of the half hexagons already printed so there is no rhyme or reason to fabric placement on this at all — I just add another as it’s pieced. I love designs like this — so easy to work with and so amazingly simple.
Happy New Year, everyone!
I’m just getting used to my new iMac — what a difference from a PC! A few things remain to be done so I can use a few PC-only programs, but I’m just amazed at how user friendly the Mac is. The screen is unbelievable!!! Now to learn how to do photos — until I get that done, no photos to post!
We had a snowstorm that started at about midnight last night and went on throughout today. I think the snow is over now, but it’s bitterly cold and quite windy.
Today I got back two quilts that had been sent to the long-arm quilter for basting. One is a queen-sized whole cloth quilt, the other my Quilted Diamonds 2 quilt. Now all I need to get is some Saral paper so I can transfer my quilting designs and I’ll be doing a lot of hand quilting this year.