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Thursday, January 11, 2007

In the Village



Here is our forecast for today.
Periods of light snow and blowing snow. Wind north 40 km/h gusting to 60. Temperature falling to minus 23 this afternoon. Wind chill minus 37.
And here is the view out the studio door. It doesn't show how cold it really is.


However the cold weather outside makes my jungle village look even warmer and cosier. I think the houses may be finished and about half the trees. The trees are quite time-consuming to make but it's really fun to see how they will turn out.

18 comments:

CHIC-HANDSOME said...
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paula, the quilter said...

Your jungle village is progressing nicely. And it contrasts with those very cold temps outside. We are expecting those today. Stay warm quilting!

Suze said...

Your village is wonderful. You should have no problems with ideas for your challenge. I see loads of creativity going on there.......

Thanks for the information I needed for my challenge. Looking at your blocks answered a question for me.

meggie said...

WOW joyce! that is looking so good!
Love those bright colours!
It makes such a contrast to the cold outside!

jpquilter said...

love your little houses - what a fun thing to work on in the cold weather
Juliann

Lois R. said...

What a perfect contrast to what you see out your door! That quilt will keep you warm even if it never makes it to the quilt stage!

I love the piano keys border.

Tonya R said...

Hmm, have to say I'm much rather come visit you in the jungle village than in all that snow. Very fun.

anne bebbington said...

That will be one wicked quilt when it's done - love the black and white spots - just right for balancing with the bright colours

quiltpixie said...

its sounding like you'll have lots of time to work on trees in your studio if the forecast holds true for the next few days... Too cold to even take the composting out for me :-)

Libby said...

As long as it's cozy inside, the rest can just happen . . . especially when you have such a fun quilt to work on.

Tracey said...

I like the quilt so far, I think the flower patch in the middle is a very good choice.

Tazzie said...

Your jungle village looks wonderful Joyce, what a wonderful project to work on while it's so cold outside.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Molly said...

Lovely colours Joyce. That snow picture reminded me of when we lived in Minnesota. My toes are much comfier her, thank you very much!

Cynthia said...

oh, i can't wait to see your blocks all sewn together. They look wonderful.

Ali Honey said...

That is looking so colourful and happy. I have a lion fabric if you can't find one; I could post you a bit. Someone else had a similar idea on their blog with people or animals in every house - can't remember who it was now .
I think Freddy and Gwen would be impressed with your parts dept.I like their trees on page 231, with lots of green!

Lily said...

Brrr!

I choose jungle over village today!

Judy said...

I'm loving your village!
Your weather forecast also makes it very conducive for you to stay inside and sew, don't you think?
xo

Karen said...

Oh, what a pretty contrast, your cheerful village next to that gorgeous snow shot.