Friday, January 28, 2011

It is quite possible that we have reached capacity in regard to snow fall.
And still I think it's fun and beautiful.
But after 2 hours of helping Hubby remove the latest storm from our driveway
and sidewalk
my lower back might starting to protest just ever so slightly.
Later in the afternoon, I went out and shoveled in the yard for another hour trying to make some romping area for Daisy.
She loves getting out for a romp, but after a while she has to take a rest break. Now she has the choice to play in the deep stuff or just conduct a little business and get right back inside.
After all the work and play is done outside, I get right back to work on my hexagons. Can you stand another photo?
I decided to put it on the bed and see where I stand. I think I guessed right on the number of diamonds I need. A respite from shoveling this weekend should give me lots of stitching time.

33 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

Daisy just loves that snow doesn't she! I've enjoyed watching progress on this quilt top! It is a beauty.

Beth said...

Oh that snow is beautiful for sure! I sure don't envy you the shoveling though. Your diamond quilt is coming out so beautiful, it's going to be gorgeous on your bed. I bought some paper hexies at Road the other day, maybe someday I'll work on making something like that.

Lori said...

It just keeps coming doesnt it?! What a winter.

Oh my gosh, your hexagon quilt is amazing, lovely, and beautiful!!!

Amy said...

I have never been in snow like that.I was raised in Los Angeles,moved to Texas,so I have no clue what you go through all winter.Daisy seems to enjoy it alot.
I like your quilt......Will you hand quilt it?

Kathy said...

Looking at your hexagon quilt on top of the Log Cabin, I realized what a great border that would be for your quilt! I know it's 2 distinct styles, but wow...talk about primitive!!!!!

Lift the snow with your knees...not your back! And this snow was a heavy one...we got over a foot from it, to add to our already mounting piles of snow! I, too, love the snow. I shivver better than I sweat!

Rhonda said...

Oh Libby....your hex quilt is stunning.....love watching the process.

paula, the quilter said...

Like Kathy, I loved the way the hexagons look on top of the log cabin! Just think, you can now say you have experienced epic snow.

ranette said...

I could look at photos of your beautiful hexagon quilt forever and never tire of it! I mean it!!

So much snow...we've had very little in Oklahoma this year :(

WoolenSails said...

Now if we could teach our furry guys to shovel, we would be all set, lol. The hexagons look wonderful laid out.

I am in the mood to hand stitch and thought I would start some of mine, on the new piece. But, my fingers are killing me. I cannot work with things on my fingers, but I cannot keep pricking myself so much, lol.

Debbie

AnnieO said...

I'm sure the entire East Coast is getting maxed out on snow! But I agree, it is pretty to look at. Let's hope there is no quick melt to cause flooding...

The hexies are assembling into a masterpiece! Wow.

Darlene said...

Daisy is definitely a snowbaby (ok, snowpuppy). You've definitely had more than your share of snow but I have to admit that I'm a little envious. LOL

Carol said...

That is a ton of beautiful snow! Your hexagon quilt is absolutely amazing!

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

You do know that February is usually snowier than January? I think you got more than us this last one. We only got anout 4 inches. It sure is prtty though.

Diane said...

Daisy is turning into one beautiful Golden! My lower back is starting to feel it too. I went to lunch today w/ a friend who has heated seats in her car...mmm felt really good on the back, might dig out the 'ole heating pad for this evening.
Feb. is usually snowier than Jan. but I still love it. Although if I ran the things a nice warm up and a little melting before the next round would be ideal...obviously, I'm not running things :)

Diane said...

oops forgot to add your hexi's are wonderful--show as many pictures as you have, never get tired of being amazed at them!

Barb said...

we're doing the same thing here - shovel, walk the dog, play in snow with dog....shovel, repeat

Maureen said...

We just got our first decent snowfall. It's a challenge to walk the dogs because it usually gets warm enough during the day for melting, but then it freezes at night. I've learned to do a shuffle when the ice is unavoidable. Just love the hexagon quilt!

Karen said...

I hope you have a snow blower, Miss California Girl. You must be getting tired of all the snow.

I see you are still progressing on your hexagon piece. It has taken a while but it is going to be something to enjoy using on your bed.

Kim said...

I hear ya on the shoveling thing, lol, it's same here. A record breaking snow year! Lucy is still loving the snow no matter how deep it gets she sails through. I think I'll pull out some stitching and observe the fresh snowfall from my comfy chair and forget about shoveling. Happy stitching on that gorgeous hexi quilt! :-D

sewprimitive karen said...

Boy that's a lot of snow. The hexagons are becoming a bedcover; gorgeous and amazing!

Dixie said...

The hexagon quilt is gorgeous and looks so nice on your bed! Love looking at the snow in your pictures - it has been really, really foggy here this January. I think its from the heavy rains we got in December. Fun quilting weather and off to a home and garden show on Sunday.

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Too much snow for me...lol. Your hexagon quilt is just gorgeous. It is awesome. Daisy is still a doll. Glad she is okay with the snow. My doxies don't really like the stuff...toooooo cold. Two inches is too much for their short little legs!

dee said...

I never get tired of the hexigon quilt. It needs a name though.

My son is coming to help me dig out today. I can't even get my car door open-the snow is too heavy. Can I call a time-out for snow? The only good thing is lots of time for sewing and quilting.

Kelly Ann said...

Goldens do the love the snow...our Lab...not so much..

julieQ said...

There is that gorgeous quilt top again!! I love it!! And the snow is so pretty, although I know it must be wearing on you at times.

Cathi said...

Your hexagon diamonds are looking fabulous!
The snow is pretty but what an incredible amount you've had!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Wowza! Your snowfall is one for the record books. Take good care of your back, ouch. The hexes are reaching almost record levels too...beautiful!

Janet said...

The hexagons are gorgeous. You are going to have a master piece. The
log cabin underneath is nice too.
Your snow is beautiful.
Janet

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Your quilt is beautiful. Love your colors.

Thanks for sharing and stay warm!

:) Carolyn

Kathie said...

oh it looks beautiful on the bed, that must make you want to continue....
I hope the snow lets up for a couple of weeks then I will be ready for more....so this weeks snow storm wed...hope passes us by! I have to admit I am getting a lot of sewing done though! a few closets cleaned out as well.
Kathie

Melanie said...

Oh how pretty.... Remember it's gonna melt...... The quilt is going to be quite a keepsake.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

It is beautiful! Have you reached capacity though, it seem like I heard there was more headed your way. Your diamond quilt is looking so pretty!!
Blessings,
Marcia

Quilts And Pieces said...

Gosh those hexagons are wonderful on your bed!