Monday, January 06, 2014

Just another day in Paradise....

Well, who wouldn't be just thrilled to be living in Saskatchewan right now??
The last couple of days have seen the temperatures plummet to -50C  with the blowing wind!!
I'm not complaining...we have heat, electricity and plenty of food.
Which is more than some parts of the country this winter!
So, I'm curling up in a comfy chair with the TV on, and some EPP to keep me occupied.
This is the Spring Carnival pattern by Katy Jones(I'm A Ginger Monkey)
The new year also brings on commitments to quilting bees!
Our Happiness Circle @ do.Good Stitches, is doing flying geese blocks for a Remixed Geese quilt using Erica's tutorial. So much fun to do these blocks!
A new quilting bee on Flickr is Canadians Quilt {bee}.
Most of us are from Simply Solids: a modern {bee}, and we had so much fun making blocks for each other, that we started another round!
One of my favourite quilts came out of the Simply Solids bee!
For January, Jaclyn asked for a star block, and I thought this would be the perfect time to try out the Confetti star block by Amy Friend on Craftsy.
Love this block, and I think it is one I'll be using again. I made 2-6.5" blocks and used a low volume fabric to make it 12.5"
My first swap of the year is
We will make a pouch and fill it with candy, and other goodies! Woo hoo!
My swap partner is in Australia!
Not sure what treats to send her though. It needs to be something that will travel well from the cold to the heat!
Now I need to shift a cat off my lap and get stitching!
It would be this very helpful cat.......
yes......the tree is down now!

10 comments:

Nancy said...

Oh my gosh, I can not even wrap my brain around that kind of cold. It we in Oregon get into the teens we think we are freezing to death to walk outside.
Love the helpful kitty.

Celtic Thistle said...

Definitely the weather for staying indoors with your sewing Patti! Looks like you have plenty to be going on with too :)

Celtic Thistle said...

Definitely the weather for staying indoors with your sewing Patti! Looks like you have plenty to be going on with too :)

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Erica said...

Oh reading about your cold weather makes me feel so cold!

I love your flying geese and thanks for the link, it looks like it will be a fun quilt!

pennydog said...

Oooh keep warm Patti!

Bouts Choisis said...

Glad you are keeping warm! It's the rain and gales that are keeping me indoors!You have great plans and much sewing to do!

Julie said...

Love your block Patti. Keep warm.

Karen said...

That is so cold. I can't imagine it!! Brrr.... .
Love the star. This is a great shape and I love the fabrics you used.
Your cat looks like many others I know. A friend spent the day decorating her tree. She came back an hour or so later to find most of the decorations pulled off and the tree down. Hope you fared a little better!

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

at least you have a hobby that keeps you warm!!!!!! Some great projects!

10 comments:

Nancy said...

Oh my gosh, I can not even wrap my brain around that kind of cold. It we in Oregon get into the teens we think we are freezing to death to walk outside.
Love the helpful kitty.

Celtic Thistle said...

Definitely the weather for staying indoors with your sewing Patti! Looks like you have plenty to be going on with too :)

Celtic Thistle said...

Definitely the weather for staying indoors with your sewing Patti! Looks like you have plenty to be going on with too :)

Celtic Thistle said...
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Erica said...

Oh reading about your cold weather makes me feel so cold!

I love your flying geese and thanks for the link, it looks like it will be a fun quilt!

pennydog said...

Oooh keep warm Patti!

Bouts Choisis said...

Glad you are keeping warm! It's the rain and gales that are keeping me indoors!You have great plans and much sewing to do!

Julie said...

Love your block Patti. Keep warm.

Karen said...

That is so cold. I can't imagine it!! Brrr.... .
Love the star. This is a great shape and I love the fabrics you used.
Your cat looks like many others I know. A friend spent the day decorating her tree. She came back an hour or so later to find most of the decorations pulled off and the tree down. Hope you fared a little better!

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

at least you have a hobby that keeps you warm!!!!!! Some great projects!