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.