The first week has been a busy one around here. The dismantling of Christmas decorations always seems to take so long. Maybe it is because it is less fun that putting the things out. Why is it that you think you have it all done and then you find that one stray item which means you have to go back and dig all of the stuff out to put it back? Is it only me?
I attended a great machine embroidery class this week and really felt that I learned a lot. Even though I have been doing machine embroidery for about five or six years, it is always fun to get together with others and pick their brains. It is also fun to see the newer products which make hooping easier.
The biggest chore at this time of the year is rose pruning. The roses were so late this year with our cold summer so they don't look as though they are in need of pruning yet. They are still covered with beautiful leaves, a lot of buds and roses. But....I need to get them finished and get some dormant spray on them before winter is over. Have I mentioned before that I have over 100 bushes????
The weather here has been really cold. The snow levels have been way down and it has made for stunning views around our valley. Our local farmers have their field fans going all night to prevent freeze damage to their crops.
I think even the birds are cold this year. This is my little friend who has been hanging onto my screen for the last week. I think he is begging to come in and get warm. I can relate!
The grandchildren went back to school this week, but not before we got a day of sewing squeezed in. Unfortunately, I can't share a picture because I forgot to take any before their dad showed up. They made themselves darling skirts with godets and yokes - both new techniques to them. I think I need to make myself one as they were soooo cute.
I am also working on some of my PhD projects. I managed to get the red and aqua squares all put together and started to work on my siggy blocks as well.
|I added another row to make it the size that I wanted.|
Blocks #11 for the Thread Head quilt along are done.
Blocks # 1 and 2 from the Civil War quilt along are also finished.
I received my wonderful hearts from Judy at Sew Fun Quilts this week. She had a giveaway for them and I won!!! I want to make them up into a Valentine's quilt as they will be perfect in it. Thank you, Judy.