Sunday, October 31, 2010

Our First Snowfall

this is what happens when I go to the computer it becomes a lap cushion for this particular girl..if I stop petting her she decides she needs to knock things on the ground or starts to kneed my leg..most times as I am typing she is lying her chin on my arm which makes it difficult to reach some letters..LOL
Below is my first snow fall...we are lucky as quilters cause we can make it any season we want when it is the dead of winter and we need some bright flowers to cheer us up we can make a bright quilt and that is our summer... right now I would love some snow so this is my first snowfall. I bought this kit at the Orangeville quilt show 2 weekends ago and had it all together in 2 days that is with working too... click on it and you can see it closer.. I am not a batik fan but this one really caught my eye...
So being in the mood to sew I had picked up a book at one of the guild meetings I go to and got incentive to make an antiquy quilt..I didn`t have the red`s that it had but I loved this guild fabric I got from Sewing Machine Factory and the background for another 2 tone quilt...hmmmmm

looks like there may be a theme behind this post.. 2 tones...I started this on Wednesday and have 5 x 7 rows done already....getting out into the quilting world had helped get my mojo back I am also working on my Love Letter blocks and almost have block 4 to also working on a BOM from another quilt store Quilters Palette.
I thought I would have a great slide show of pictures with all the quilt shows I went to this year but I only have 1/2 of them my chip in my camera malfunctioned...( big disappointing sigh) but I do have half of them so will see about getting alittle time to load them
Right now quilting is keeping my sanity work is challenging at the moment but I take each day as a new day and try again...I just keep thinking I am lucky to have a job...I am lucky that I am well and healthy and able to go to work everyday...I am very lucky to have an outlet.. my quilting...


  1. We had real snow at our place today - not nearly as beautiful as your quilt!

  2. The quilt is beautiful. I love the huge snowflakes and I'm actually looking forward to our first snowfall and then having it disappear quickly.

  3. That is a gorgeous quilt! Love the kitty pic.....isn't she a sweetie. I think we all lose our mojo from time to time, usually it comes back fairly easily but sometimes it can take a wee while. Hope it stays around for you now!

  4. I like your new 2 tone pattern... looking good.. glad you are able to quilt a bit...

  5. Great two tone quilts!! I would be lost if I couldn't put needle to fabric every day, it is my bit of sanity too.

    Wonderful to hear your mojo is back!! Woo Hoo!!


  6. perfect quilt. perfect amended blog title. good job!
    posted by a retired english teacher.

  7. however. now to talk about the ellipsis at the end of your title. (there should be FOUR dots, not two, and not three at the end.)
    The ellipsis seems to be one of the most alluring punctuation symbols, and I see it misused everywhere. From student papers to billboards to everyday e-mails and chat logs, the ellipsis is tossed in willy-nilly and often extends to four, five, or even six dots.

    I have to tell you, an extended ellipsis is just a bunch of dots.

    The ellipsis—three consecutive dots—serves some specific purposes in writing.

    If used correctly, an ellipsis can be quite effective, if not, it can be downright confusing.

    Some of the right ways to use an ellipsis include… (see that, it works!):

    1. The intentional omission of words

    All employers must honor the minimum wage requirement….

    The original sentence read:

    All employers must honor the minimum wage requirement or risk paying a fine.

    2. A pause in speech

    “I think I just got an… interview!”

    3. An unfinished thought

    “Now, where on earth did I put that…?”

    4. A sentence that trails into silence

    “I thought you might say that….”

    Pay special attention to an ellipsis that ends a sentence. It is the only time you should include four dots since the final dot serves as the period at the end of the sentence.

  8. Glad to see you are back to quilting .... love, love your batik quilt! Are the snowflakes printed right onto the fabric or are they embroidered?

    DH did a great job as a holder-upper.

  9. Deb, your snowflake quilt is wonderful!
    Hope the new job is going well!

  10. Your quilts are wonderful..You did a great job!


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