Friday, January 20, 2012

A Quiet Day at Home

Happy 2012 Everyone!  I can't believe we are already nearing the end of January.  Where does the time go?
We are slowly crawling out of a week long "deep freeze" here in Alberta. Temperatures were in the -33 degrees Celsius range with wind chills around -40...brrrr!  The weather man has assured us that we will be back in the positive in the next few days, hitting a balmy +6 by Wednesday!  I can't wait :)
Since no one is home today I decided it would be a nice day to try to get some uninterrupted stitching done. ( I also made the executive decision to make today a pajama day!)  So instead of working on a current project I dug into my closet of UFOs and pulled out a quilt with 6 completed blocks and only 24 more to go! 
The pattern is from the American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine June 2010, it is called Odds & Ends.  Its a great quilt to use up some of those smaller pieces you might have laying around.  Anyhow I have all the block centers cut and sitting at the machine waiting to be sewn together............but for now I am going to enjoy a little reading time in my quiet house :)

For those of you looking for a couple good books to read.  I just finished Secret Daughter (awesome story) and The Kitchen House ( another great read). Now I have started The Weight of Silence and so far it is very good.

Happy Stitching,


PS - my Amaryllis Bloomed, isn't it beautiful?


  1. The star blocks are lovely! I love stars! The Amaryllis is stunning! Thanks for sharing!

  2. The star block is beautiful love it and I like you re blog very much !!!