It seems impossible that January is rapidly coming to a close. It is, however, fun to know that the Parade of Schnibbles will be taking place in just six more days and then we will be introduced to our February pattern. My Schnibble is finished and ready for the show. I managed to quilt it and put the binding on this week.
Since we had a week of rainy weather I was taking advantage of staying home and sewing. I always love it when I can string a few days together with no commitments and no reason to leave the house.
I completed my 101 Modern Siggy Exchange blocks, except for signing all of them.
In the process I managed to accumulate 202 HSTs and now need to figure out what I will do with them. I am sure they will make a great wall hanging or table topper of some sort.
I have finished my first four Pineapple Blocks using all 1 1/2 inch scraps. I am liking the look that is forming from the design. Some of the blocks that I have seen have been stunning. There are so many color variations that you can do with this block and each one is striking.
The embroidery machine has also been busy while I have been sewing away. I had a large order of shirts to do and it is always nice to finish them and get them back to where they belong. Sorry, but I forgot to take pictures of them. They were for our local pony club so they had horses on them. Sorry Midlife Mom. You would have like to see them, I'm sure.
One last project I finished was for a BFF block swap with Em. This is an interesting project as we each do four blocks per month - two of the same design. Then we swap the two with our partner and at the end of the year we will have twenty four matching blocks each. Our color theme is blue and yellow. I will post a picture of my blocks after Em receives hers.
We have more rain forecast for today so I am looking forward to spending more time sewing. The rains that we had last week made for some beautiful sights around our part of the world. DH and I took a drive on Saturday to check out our local streams and mountains.
I love the look of the raindrops through the morning light in the garden.
The surf has been absolutely huge which has been a dream for our family of surfers. It doesn't look too big in these pictures, but it was running at about 15 feet.
Since the storm was also cold, the mountains received snow at the lower elevations.
Of course we had to try this road, but it was closed a little further up the road from here and I can understand why. The snow was about 8" deep when we turnded around. We had 4WD and we would not attempt it beoyond a certain point. This road actually goes past the Mich*ael Jackson Ranch.
The streams were so full that they were running over the road.
These falls will normally have just a trickle coming over them and they were the prettiest that we have ever seen. It was definitely worth the hike in to see them.
Someone offered to take a picture of the two of us....wasn't that nice of them? I don't know why the picture has little polka dots all over it.
Finally....since you have all heard of California Happy Cows I thought you would enjoy a picture of them. What do you think? Do they live up to your expectation?