Friday, February 26, 2010

A Snow Day

Winter has finally blanketed our area with a hefty amount of snow. Unfortunately, one of the downsides of living at your place of business, you don't get to have a snow day because you can't get to work! So while my normal work day continued, I did get to take a break to tromp around in the fluffy white stuff with our two dogs - Hudson (the Dalmatian) and Bree (the Ridgeback).

I just love a snowy landscape. Very inspiring - art quilt-wise! All those stark whites and blacks, with shadings of gray and blue.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Restocking the Stash at the Joyful Quilter

Making 2 king size log cabin quilts has depleted my stash of navy blue, moss green, chocolate brown, and tan fabrics. The stash was definitely in need of a refill.

This was just the excuse I needed to plan an outing to theJoyful Quilter in Glenville, NY. One of my favorite shops and shop owners, Bob Silverman of the Woodstock Quilt Supply shop had recently closed his shop in Woodstock and joined forces with the folks at the Joyful Quilter and I wanted to go check it out!

Here is Bob cutting all of the fabric I just couldn't resist.

The shop had a wonderful selection of fabrics and was full of light and quite joyful.

I had a hard time sticking to just the colors I needed, but came away with this batch of fabrics.

I already have a number of them washed, ironed and cut into strips.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Log Cabin Set 1 Done

It feels good to be making progress. I finished the first set of 72 log cabin blocks.

Now I'm starting on the second set. Thank goodness that old groundhog saw his shadow today and we'll get 6 more weeks of winter. Always a good excuse for staying indoors and sewing!

I finished another knitting project. This time a fun scarf. The pattern was called Fickle Fingers and I found it in Interweave's Knits magazine. I don't remember the issue, but it was a couple of years back. This was a quick knit and I really like the way it turned out. It will definitely be one to do again.