We've had two delightful days of heavy rains and I cannot tell you how beautiful everything looks today. Trees and plants that have not seen a good washing in months are simply sparkling. The mountains surrounding us are covered with snow as it was a cold storm. The dry riverbed has flowing water in it - such a wonderful sight. I hope this is our start of El Nino that they have been promising.
Of course, a rainy day means you should stay home ;-) and sew....right? Other than a couple of power outages, it was a fun day to sit tight and listen to the rain coming down. This was the first time I have been able to get into my creative space this year so I made the most of it.
I wasn't able to work on the December mini for the Minis and More
event so I was excited to get into January's project. This month it is Sherri McConnell's Hope Chest Mini
. I have mine to the flimsy stage so far.
This year I have become a member of the MCM - Mid Century Modern - bee. This is such a fun group of super talented women and this month we made blocks for Elizabeth
. The blocks are from an upcoming pattern that she has designed so I cannot show a picture of the full block, but it is going to make a spectacular quilt. I can't wait to see them all together.
Another bee that I am in this year is the Spelling Bee Quilts (IG #spellingbeequilt). I've always enjoyed seeing the word quilts and these are my first word blocks. Again....these go to Elizabeth
. She is going to have her work cut out for her getting two quilts done, but if anyone can do it, she can. She has a beautiful saying that she has chosen and I am sure it will make a spectacular l-o-v-e quilt.
I've been pruning roses so my hours have been busy with gardening as well. I think this poor iris is a bit confused as to the proper season, but it was surely pretty.
Happy New Year to all.