Snow day! Our first snow day of the school year — in February. That’s kind of unprecedented. Shhh, don’t tell anyone that southeast Michigan has gotten off pretty easy this winter. We’ll keep it our little secret since we know that winter’s not over yet. There would still be time to make it up to us, so to speak. I won’t complain.
Things have been zipping along here despite this small weather blip. I promised to show you the finished mini Dresden:
How convenient that the giant yellow beanbag made it out into the hallway today so it could assist with the photo shoot! I’m hoping it will be re-contained in its normal place by later today. Because it’s giant and yellow and pretty much takes up the whole hallway and doorway.
And found a delightful article and pattern by Virginia Robertson!
Taming Wild Prints! I can always use insight into that! The pattern — Chimayo Dinner Party — is for a large Dresden plate quilt that uses lots of warm and cool Westminster prints. Sounds like a dinner party I would like to attend!
So, there’s that. I have to show you what came to live at my house, lucky girl that I am!
Sarah’s What a Star quilt! I’m so lucky! I can’t stop looking at it — mesmerizing:
This is the February pattern for Dollies Online! The pattern is to be released on February 15. Don’t forget, you can still join us by signing up for 12 months of patterns or by purchasing patterns individually. We have a Dollies Online Flickr group as well where we’re sharing our versions of the quilts as we go — it is great fun to see progress and fabric selections! Fun, fun, fun!
Also coming along in the package was Sarah’s April quilt (she being ahead of the game…) — Grandma’s House (hmm, do I have that right?):
LOVE! Look for that pattern in April. Heh heh, but I get my quilt now.
She also sent the mythical Coconut Slab:
Oooooh, aaaaaaaaaaahh! Actually, she sent two but one died a sad, melty death on the way over. Yes, I’m afraid to eat this one. Out of fear that I will like it and need more immediately. I keep trying to open it but I’m also afraid I will eat the whole thing at once like Augustus Gloop. I’ll get over it.
Also going on, my February block for the One Block Over bee. Heather wants wonky log cabins. I was excited when I opened her package because I had just used several of the same fabrics in a quilt so I had some great quilt leftovers to use in Heather’s block:
The giant yellow beanbag makes the block look wonkier than it is…
Here’s part of the “starter” quilt:
Speaking of taming wild prints…
Finally, a little Amazon arrived through the snow today:
Yea! Can’t wait to have a thorough look-see through the tile quilt book!
Get a life.
Now I am stuck in place waiting to do something about watching season three. In the meantime, I have had out my Norton Anthology of English Literature (I can no longer read its onion-skin pages without taking my glasses off and having a bright light nearby — ah, for the eyes of my youth). I’ve also watched The Other Boleyn Girl and A Man for All Seasons. And then I ordered Wolf Hall to keep this obsession going. And, since I had Audible credits, I also downloaded the audiobook since we are going on vacation soon and I’m not hauling the book with me. Oh, looks like Wolf Hall is once again available for the Kindle too……… It’s a sickness.
That’s all I have to say for now. Hope you’re not stuck in a snowbank!