Friday, April 13, 2018

And We Shall Have Snow

The north wind doth blow
And we shall have snow 
And what will poor robin do then?
Poor thing

He'll sit in the barn
To keep himself warm
And hide his head under his wing.
Poor thing.

I still have to put an eye on this guy.  It will have to wait until I find my embroidery floss.  Nothing is in its place.  I have to get organized.  

Maybe I should finish a few things.  Yeah, that's it.  Here are some scrappy star blocks.  I am going to put them together using the Quilt-As-You-Go method.

I also have to finish my weather hexie.  It has been cold this week.  And it isn't over yet.  Tomorrow we are expecting a major winter storm.  Heaving rain, strong winds and freezing rain that could cause broken tree branches and power outages..  How nice for the middle of April.

Sunday, April 08, 2018


Spring is late.  
I miss the birds singing.  
So if the birds won't come to me, 
I'll just make some.

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Weather Hexie

When is it going to warm up?  We had another cold week.  But the good news is... I did see a robin, several actually.

Very exciting!  I know spring is coming when I see my first robin.

This little chunky guy just pulled a worm out of the ground.  

I don't  know how he did that.  We still have night frost and often the ground is frozen in the mornings.  We had a severe storm pass through here a couple of days ago.  It rained all night and yesterday the wind was astronomical.  We had gusts up to alnost 100km/hr.  It blew a huge crane over, knocked window panes out of buildings and uprooted trees, causing power outages.  And it blew part of our fence over.  

Here is my hexie for last week.  It was Easter last Sunday so I used a scrap of fabric with chicks on it.  My birthday was also last week.  I found some fabric with baloons on it.  +  My hexi is very green.  We had warner weather in January.

So here is hexie 13 for March 26 to April 1.

7.3C   7.4C   8.2C   7.2C   5.8C   8.3C   4.6C

Linking up with Sarah

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Weather Hexies

It's been a busy couple of weeks.  Although I have been keeping track of the temperatures, I didn't make a rosette until yesterday.  ]

So, here is the rosette for week 11.   Marcb 12 to 18.

-0.1C   2.6C   2.2C  6.4C   0.3C   6.4C   10.5C

March 17th was St. Patrick's Day.  I had a small piece of fabric that resembled some shamrocks.  (I think they are actually clover)  But it is close enough for me.

Then there is week 12.   March 19 to 24.

-0.2C   1.5C   6.2C   5.4C   4.9C   2.9C   2.5C

March 20th was the first day of spring, so I used a fabric with tiny flowers on it.  Not that there are many flowers around right now,  But one can only hope.  It's got to warm up soon.

And here is a little insight into the lives and minds of us, creative folks.

I am linking up with Sarah.

Friday, March 23, 2018

A Kaffe Fassett Inspiration

I have spent the last few weeks making a quilt for a friend.  She is having some issues and no one should have to deal with those without a quilt.  Several weeks is a long time.  I know!  I had to deal with many obstacles.  My machine needed help.  It was in the shop more than here at home.  Not once, but twice.  It still isn't working the way I would like it to, but for now it is okay.

I made the quilt using my Kaffe Fassett stash.  I love his fabrics.  They are so inspirational. 

I also used the quilt-as-you-go method.  I have no room to lay out a quilt in my little studio and I
didn't trust my machine to quilt it properly.

But now it is done!  Just need to make a label and then I can move onto other things.

I am linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict.
And Quilting is More Fun Than Housework

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Weather Hexie on Feline Friday

It's been cool the past couple of weeks.  But that is okay.  Our maple syrup production depends on above freezing temps during the day and below freezing temps at night.  And that is what has been happening.  This is week10.  Unfortunately my weather hexie is kind of boring.  It's totally green.

3.8C   2C   3.1C   0.5C   5.3C   3.2C   3.9C

Even though it is cold out, I have lots of colour indoors.

This is one of my orchids

And this is another.  (sorry for the blurry picture)

Last week I looked out into my solarium and saw that my Amaryllis was about to bloom.  It had been sitting dormant since last year.  I love it when plants seem to take care of themselves,

And then there is Felix.  He has not been feeling himself for a while.  But he seems to be doing better lately. 

Meow!  Go away with that camera.  Me wants to sit here in peace and quiet.  

Here my sweet kitty is washing his face.

Meow!  Me needs to look nice!  

Okay Felix.  Is it spring fever you are suffering from?

Meow!  Spring fever nothing.  Me just wants to look nice.

Linking up with Sarah

Thursday, March 08, 2018

International Women's Day and a Weather Hexie

Today is International Women's Day.   A day to celebrate all the wonderful women in our lives.

A bouquet of tulips for all my women friends.

This is my hexie rosette for this week, week 9.  It was a crazy week, weatherwise.

7.7C   13.7C   16.2C   4.2C   4.1C   3.9C   2C

I am linking up with Sarah.