Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Winter Weather - Winter Quilt

We had another little ice storm yesterday.
It always makes the trees look so beautiful. The roads are incredibly dangerous though. Bryan had a small accident and ended up in the ditch while trying to deliver the mail (come rain, come sleet, come snow .... you know the mail must go on). We spent the rest of the day trying to get him out and then at the Auto repair shop trying to fix our car and my brother's car after trying to help him. Sam needed a new alternator and I needed my van's thermostat fixed.
I love how the branches look, covered all round with ice.
We even got icicles. We never get icicles here! WQ5
The poor animals didn't like it. Joe had to keep going out and breaking the ice in the goat water.
The chickens found the one warm place. They gathered around the front door. Jeddie figured this out and kept throwing them bits of his food all day. They love him! At least he didn't let them all in the house this time. (Another day another crazy story)

Winter Quilt 2008
Today I finished and packaged up my Winter Quilt for the Four Seasons Quilt Swap. I was delayed because of my father's death, then I picked a "simple" quilt design. It really was quite easy but VERY time consuming. I had no idea it would take that long. I though (as usual) that I could whip it out in one afternoon and send it off a day late. Four days later, I finally finished sewing all the blue strips together. Then it took me a few more days to even up the pieces, set them, and finally hand quilts it. (I did make two of the quilts just in case I messed up, that was good because I did and then I had a "better of the two" to send.) WQ6
Here is a close-up. The theme of the quilt had to be winter. The name of my quilt is Frosty Window. One of my favorite childhood memories of winter was the beautiful frost patterns I would find on my window in the morning. My house now doesn't have this due to double paned window, insulation, and central heat and air. Come to think of it, I don't see the patterns on the car windows here either. Hmmm, wonder why? It must have something to do with too much humidity or something.


Cynthia said...

I love teh way the quilt looks hanging outside. So pretty!

lucy said...

you have to most pretty name i have ever heard of.

Cynthia said...

I left you a little something at my blog.

That is my daughter Lucy who left that comment above.

She will be 14 in march. And will get to go the dances finally!

Rick Rack Attack said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I am envious of your sewing talent! I also love your chicken pictures. Sounds silly saying it, but something so homey & farmy about chickens. :D


Louise said...

Wow, fantastic quilt - I absolutely LOVE it!

Marylois said...

So many pictures to comment on! The winter pictures made me think of a finger play I do with the nursery kids.

Here is the roof of the house so low.
Here are the fluttering flakes of snow.
WHOOOOOO says the north wind starting to blow.
The children shiver from head to toe.

Here hang the icicles all in a row.
Longer and longer and longer they grow.
When the face of the sun beings to show,
Drip, drip, drip, away they will go.

I like the long stitch quilting you did on the frosty window. It's very nice.

susan said...

love the pix of the icicles, very pretty. your chickens are sweet, we used to have chickens and i miss having them, they are such characters. i had one that would follow me everywhere and sit in my lap for hours. your quilt turned out so pretty. i love the colors. do you know what the pattern is called? my quilt took a lot longer than i thought it would too!

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