Monday, July 11, 2011

Sewing in Winter


This morning it was very cold. In fact, the whole weekend has been very cold! We had gale force winds. There were really old trees down all over the place. It rained and rained and then the rain turned into snow

It didn't settle were we live (about 15 meters above sea level), but it did settle at 150 meters. This photo was what I saw from my driveway this morning on my way to work. It was very pretty but very cold. I've been cold all day.

The view from the staff room window was another spectacular sunrise.

This time of the year might be cold but it does have it's up side - the amazing light we get because the sun is so low in the sky.

I have been sewing too! It was a perfect weekend to spend in the studio. No temptations to go and play in the garden and the housework - well - that could wait! The very special quilt top has been sewn, unpicked and sewn again! I have no idea how it happened but across 60 inches it ended up over an inch out of square! I still have no idea what happened but now it is square. I've also made the quilt back - I hate plain backs on quilts - I think they need to say something about the top of the quilt. I really try to remember to build my quilt label into the back rather than attaching it later.  It is 66" x 66" approximately. My design wall is finally up and working hard!

 I also made a small quilt top using a technique I learnt on DMTV.   This is about 32" square.  Just a bit of fun with a length of Lisa Walton fabric I had that I really didn't know what to do with.  It colours were really strong as you can see and they were in straight lines.  I thought it was perfect for this project.  Stupid me forgot to take a photo before I cut it up!  Grrrrrr!

It has been so nice to escape for a weekend - the next few weeks are going to be a bit of a rough ride.


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Annette said...

Gloriously cold photos, and wonderful quilts.. hope you and your hubby come out safely at the end of rough ride...

Robbie said...

I keep forgetting you're having winter while we are sweating in the 90 degree weather and high humidity! Guess we're never happy are we!
Love your pieces too!!! Glad you got a weekend to sew!! It was worth it!!!

Anora said...

very nice...
I hope you enjoyed your weekend with this pleasant morning..
Tank Top

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