Sew-In Turns Into Snow-In


Today was supposed to be my modern guild’s sew-in day.  However, because of the accumulation of snow overnight and the related road condition issues that accompany a large snowfall, the university where we meet closed the campus.

Snow accumulation overnight was just over 12".

Snow accumulation overnight was just over 12″.

It seemed appropriate that I use my quilting ruler to measure the snow accumulation since it was supposed to be a sew-in day.


Our neighbour used his snow blower to clear our driveway for us.

Looking down our street.  DSC_0007 DSC_0008 DSC_0009

That patch of blue sky seems to be teasing us!DSC_0010 DSC_0011 DSC_0013 DSC_0014Our Sew-In day turned into a Virtual Sew-In day as guild members stayed home in their own individual sewing spaces and used the guild’s Facebook page to post progress on their projects.


Yet More Snow and Quilting Updates

You just know you are in for one of those days when it starts with this:

The snow continued to fall here last night.  The snow mixed with high winds (60 to 80 km/hr) resulted in white out conditions and a bit of a wild drive to work today. 

Barbecue season and meals in the backyard seem so far away.

This truck is not going anywhere soon.

On the quilting front, progress is being made on piecing the blocks for Got Stripes and on attaching the binding to Fire Escape.

I am currently working on row 7 of 11 on Got Stripes.  Rows 1 to 5 are completely joined together.  Row 6 blocks are joined to one another but row 6 is not yet joined to rows 1 to 5.  I have just started working on row 7 – only one star block assembled so far on that row.

The binding has been attached to Fire Escape.  When I can steal a few moments, I work on hand stitching the binding to the back of the quilt.


It has been snowing here continuously for the last 12 hours.  It has finally stopped, but they say more snow is on its way.  We were enjoying a rather mild winter….until now!

A Fresh Dump of that White Stuff

This is what we woke up to this morning….

This is a close up shot of some of the snow in our yard.

DH and I decided to bundle up and go for a walk in the snow.

This tree looked so lonely all by itself.

Branches were heavy with snow.

The robins seemed confused by all the snow.

They were puffed up in the trees–trying to stay warm.
This is the tree in our front yard. I don’t like snow, but I have to admit that it made this tree look gorgeous.
Some of the streets in our little town.

After our walk, we warmed up with hot chocolate and fresh banana bread.

Today I am wanting to get back to working on my Bridge Creek Blossom quilt. I put the blocks up on the design wall Friday night and played with their placement. As you can see, it is a little hard to lay out the blocks for a queen size quilt on a double size design wall. We’ll see how far I get on this top today.