And in the U.S., the groundhog saw his shadow ... meaning 6 more weeks of winter. And as my friend, Ann said, "Good, that gives me more time to work on my projects!"
So, we all laughed and thought that the best attitude to have. We may have snow, we may have cold, we may have fog. But, if through it all it gives us more time to work on our projects, then we couldn't be happier.
So, last week I worked on some applique (mostly hand work) and got this quilt top done. Then, today I put the borders on. This is for a Needles & Friends Guild Challenge for a mini a month. I have until next Tuesday morning to make the back, quilt it and get the binding on. I love this new line by Moda. I will be making something else with the leftover fabric and charm squares, and the honey bun I received for Christmas.
Then, last night I cut the fabrics for this quilt, and pieced it today. I have enough blue sections cut out for a 2nd quilt, and I will finish it later this week. Instead of signing up for the Winter Quilt Swap, I decided to make a winter quilt. I thought the blues and creams make a very nice setting for winter. I will sew buttons on the blocks after the quilting is finished.
I am not fully recovered from my surgery, yet, but I just had to get sewing. My creative juices are overflowing and I am itching to get things done. Not to mention the 3 customer quilts (2 minis due Tuesday) that are awaiting my attention.
I also tried a new soup today - Pickle Soup. It was delicious. Now I need to find a recipe for it so I can make some. I just loved it!
Keep on Quilting!