"Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning, the devil says...."Oh crap! She's up!" Unknown

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Snowy Sewing and Such

Snow storm #2 came this morning and,
thankfully, wasn't as bad as predicted.
We have snow, sleet and ice,
so it's a good day to stay in and
get things done on my to-do list.

Last night I finished sewing the wool circles
into the garland and am very happy with it.

It's draped on my quilt cabinet and won't stay here, but it was
a good place for a photo.
I'm not sure how long it ended up being.

Those books on the shelf....
The top one was my grandmother's cookbook.
There are recipes that she and my great-grandmother
hand wrote in that book.
The books under her cookbook were her father's
cookbooks when he owned a bakery.
I haven't used his books since the recipes call for
5# of flour, 2 dozen eggs, etc.
They are fun to look at, though!

Last night I finally sewed the blocks of the
pastel baby quilt together.
They have been waiting patiently for months!

These colors aren't accurate... to dark and muddy,
but I can't get a good photo with true colors.

A border may be added, but I have to buy some fabric.
I don't have any of these colors in my stash.

While I was photographing the wool garland,
I took a photo of this piece that sits on top of my quilt cabinet.

This was made years ago from wool and cotton.
I really enjoyed making this, except for those half square triangles.
They ended up 1/2" finished!
Thank goodness for Thangles!

I'm linking to Design Wall Monday today.

Happy Quilting!


chrisknits said...

What a cute garland! And so special to have those cookbooks! You never know when you might have to feed an army?

kupton52 said...

Such a delightful post today! Love the garland, having those cookbooks is priceless, the baby quilt is too sweet for words and the wool applique small quilt is just gorgeous! Half inch HST??? Thangles or not, you are one BRAVE quilter. Same snow, sleet and ice here too. Stay warm...be well.

straythreads said...

I was wondering if you were getting hit by that snowstorm.it was too Far East for us. Delightful projects love the garland how many different ways can you decorate with it? Sigh on the appliqué wool love it and those tiny hst finish the quilt frame the quilt perfectly stay warm

Churn Dash said...

We enjoyed watching the snow on Saturday evening, but it quickly turned to rain so we were spared.

How amazing to have the cookbooks. I think my mother has a few of her mother's recipes but not many.

I love the 30's quilt, it looks so fresh.