Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I drove home at the leading edge of a blizzard.
Slow and steady is the only way. And inevitably -- I have this CD in the player. It seems to be what gets me through January. Maybe I’m just into torturing myself, but every song is about some place warm. And if the song is not about a warm place, it’s about that ‘cold place’ and ‘where I’d really long to be….’ Just a look inside – what makes me tick……
My purchases from the quilt shop this weekend--- Batting and Backing and a pinking rotary cutter.
The pinking blade is different..I loved the waves.

This weekend it took an hour an a half, but I started a BOM stitchery free from Capricorn quilts.
I chose DMC 501 Green to work with and I stitching it onto muslin. I try not to, but I compare mine and the stitches are “wobbly”, but the reason I started the project was to get better at the stitching. I’m not even disappointed. I’ll keep trying.
It was 37 degrees at 1:00 pm. My friend and I decided to get our walk in, because temps are suppose to plummet and the winds be at 50 mph tomorrow. We got a mile from the Hangar and it started to snow. No wind, just huge snowflakes. It got harder and harder as we trudged back. All of the sudden—I couldn’t help it—I’m sticking my tongue out trying to catch snowflakes. My friend laughed, “ I was going to do that, I just thought you’d think I was ridiculous…” As adults, when it’s starts snowing, we find ourselves retreating inside to our houses. It’s kind of nice getting caught in a snowfall, with no choice but to walk in it….just like you were a kid…..
Until Tomorrow---

17 comments:

Sweet P said...

Your Quilter's Blessing block is adorable.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Great idea to use the green... I like that a lot! I like red work, but red isn't my favorite color, so seeing it in green, I like that!

It is really cold and everything is frozen over here. We are in the same boat!

Tracey in CT said...

Your stitchery block looks great! I have it printed out and ready to go...just need to decide what color I am going to stitch it with.

Dawn said...

Your BOM stitcheryis wonderful! I doodled with the idea of doing it too, but I've got so many things I want to do and just not enough time.

Linda said...

Your stitchery looks terrific Melanie, and no reason why you should think otherwise. Now you have another feather to add to your cap...

May Britt said...

The stitchery block is so cute.
I see you have found the pinking rotary cutter. I've ordered it too now.

Clare said...

I'm thinking about a new rotary cutter too and saw a similar one to yours. It has a pinking blade and a flat blade. Don't forget if you need any more DMC floss just shout.

Quilterin said...

It`s great that you joined this BOM.
I use green too.
Have fun!

The Calico Cat said...

pretty embroidery!

Beth said...

The stitchery gets addictive after a while. I am working on a 4 seasons wallhanging quilt I got at Road to California in redwork and am loving it. I even joined a BOM from a local quilt shop that is a stitched quilt. It's such easy stitches and it makes such a cute quilt.

McIrish Annie said...

I love that rotary cutter, use it all the time! stay warm!!

Libby said...

I'm hoping to pick up one of those little cutters. I saw some ladies at a retreat using one to make 'faux ric rack' from wool . . . I must try this *s*

Christine said...

Love your Quilters Blessings block. I printed off the pattern a few days ago and hope to stitch it soon.

Idaho Quilter said...

Tomorrow January will be finished, then we just have Feb to get through, we will be on the downhill side of winter. I was wishing my grandkids lived near by so we could build a snowman.

Chookyblue said...

good to sere you in the stitchery swap.........way to go.....

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

I love that block I am seeing around the blogs, and keep that country music coming!!!Tracey

Lisa said...

I'm stitching *Quilters' Blessings* too and my stitches are wonky, but I'm sure we'll improve as we go. It's so cute isn't it.