Sunday, January 27, 2013

Winter Days

The snow has arrived in Ohio, along with the cold.  Fortunately we still have some activities to help the winter days go faster.  When my grandkids, Toria, 11, Nick, 11, and Zoe, 8, were here the past couple of weekends, we played Apples to Apples & Scrabble, visited Flicka and went sled riding.

Flicka the cat belongs to Mrs Dilly-Dally and is often featured on her quilting blog as the sewing room supervisor or resident "Wing-Nut."  Zoe, who is eight, is already well acquainted with Flicka and adores her, but this was Nick's first visit to the site.  I wasn't sure he would be interested in a sewing room cat; however, I was wrong.  It was so funny, because as Nick read all the posts and looked at the pictures, he was totally laughing out loud!  If you want to meet Flicka, click on this link and visit her at Dilly-Dally Days from Cordova, Alaska.

Zoe and Toria playing Scrabble 

Nick and Zoe ready to go sledriding

Let me think - what was that word?

Toria looks happy - maybe she is winning, or she is happy because her mom bought her a new Kent State hoodie sweatshirt.

Nick and Zoe were glad to be outside!

Hope you are enjoying the winter days sewing or playing.  Every season does have its own beauty.

All the complicated details
of the attiring and
the disattiring are completed!
A liquid moon
moves gently among
the long branches.
Thus having prepared their buds
against a sure winter
the wise trees
stand sleeping in the cold.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Easy Street - Two Blocks on the Wall

I have been amazed by the postings on Quiltville showing many of the Easy Street quilts already pieced together.  There are some awesome quilters out there!  As for me, I am plugging along and finally have all my pieces made.  Now, I can start sewing blocks.  I know this will take me some time too, but am very happy so far with the colors and the scrappy look.  I wish my wall was big enough to put the entire quilt up before I sew anything together.  That way I could move colors around.  Better not get ahead of myself.  Here are the A and B blocks so far . . . 


Sunday, January 6, 2013

Cuppa Coffee Wall Hanging

This Christmas my sister-in-law Michelle took time from her busy schedule to design and quilt a lovely coffee cup wall hanging just for me - smile, smile.  We have shared so much laughter and many family stories over a cuppa coffee; the wall hanging reminds me of our friendship.  It's so lovely and fits perfectly in my kitchen.  See what you think . . . 

Michelle also gave me the fancy rod for hanging 

The quilting looks like the cream swirling in the coffee right before it is stirred.  

Thank you so much, Michelle!