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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

So This is Spring?

We just had the second blizzard in the two weeks since I've been home from Australia. Talk about bad timing.

The studio looks so far away with all that deep deep snow in the way.

This is the big drift at the studio door. No way I am shoveling that.  Mr. Sun will have to get to work but he has been rather lazy lately.

I had to strap these guys on to even get to the studio.

But get there I did and I've made a couple more rows of blocks. I think I'll make two or three more so that it's a rectangle and then put on a fairly wide border or two.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Still Crazy

I have done more blocks for the kids' crazy quilt.  I am using up lots of scraps but there seems to be a lot left in the boxes. There is a picture in the middle of each crazy block. Lots of fun to do and I'll have a lot more fun arranging them when they are all done.

Saturday, March 09, 2013

I bought a new Kindle yesterday because I broke the screen on my old one while I was in Australia. Hint: don't just toss it onto the bed and forget it's there. You might lean your elbow on it. Not good.
Anyway,  I bought a Kindle Paperwhite which is a bit smaller than the original one I broke. This one has a touch screen so there is no keyboard at the bottom. The screen is the same size though so that's good. It also has a light built into the screen, also a plus. The best part about it is that it's very light and small enough to fit into almost any purse.  Since it's smaller than my old one, I had to make a new case for it. I love this fabric  but didn't have much of it so what better use than for something that I use regularly and can enjoy looking at often. This is the sixth case I've made so it didn't take me long this time.

Friday, March 08, 2013

I made these blocks when I finally got back into the studio. Each crazy block has a picture in the center. I have a lot of fabrics with animals so I thought it might be fun to use some of them this way. Stay tuned for lots more. I also see that I'll have to move the bottom row around a bit. There is a long brown strip that I don't like...

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

On Sunday I arrived home after three months of basking in the sunshine (and rain) in Australia, to be met with a blizzard.  We had record snowfall and I literally had to wear snowshoes to get to the studio. The snow  was nearly waist deep in places and never less than knee deep. Luckily, the temperature is moderate and it's not windy.  Obviously, I'm not going anywhere until the roads get cleared.

I did spend some time in the studio today but I forgot to bring the camera and there was no way I was going to trudge back through all that snow to get it so there will be no quilting pictures until next time.