Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Looks like it's time to start hunkering down. Depending on which news station I tune into, we are expecting anywhere from 10 - 18" of snowfall starting late tonight. I have changed my plans for today to include a trip to the grocery for a few things to fill up the fridge. Then I shouldn't have to go out once the snow flies . . . . unless I want to do so. There are even some rumblings that Hubby might have a 'snow day' at work tomorrow. That would make for a wonderful birthday present, don't you think?
In addition to making sure our cupboards are full, I have been preparing some quilting projects to keep me busy indoors.
Lots of triangles to finish my wool quilt top.And the last bits of basting hexagons.
They will be added to this box.I need all them (and maybe more) so I can assemble the last of the diamonds into a real, honest-to-goodness quilt top.
The light at the end of the tunnel is getting a little brighter each day. There will be some partial diamonds needed to finish the edges of the quilt, but the bulk of the block piecing is done - a happy thing in my book.
Okay, now I'm even more inspired. Time to get those errands done because . . . . I gotta stitch!

28 comments:

Angie said...

Wow, Libby, that is really impressive---I remember when you started both of those projects. :) Love the boxes and baskets that you use for your projects too. :) Stay safe in the snow, and Happy Birthday, girl! :)

Maureen said...

Yeah! Snow, stitching and a birthday! Happy Day!

Lori said...

I hope you get your snow- you are ready!!

paula, the quilter said...

Wish I could stay home and stitch, but we are building a new (3') wall around the stairs to the basement and my house is totally in an uproar. With no railing and the treads covered in drop cloths the stairs to my basement sewing room are treacherous. I must wait until tomorrow to be able to get to my room. Until then, I am knitting. You are coming to the end of your EPP project and I am just starting.

Quilter Kathy said...

So exciting to have all these little pieces prepared and a snow storm coming...enjoy!

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

Nothing like a snow day... especially when there is plenty of food on hand. a fire in the woodstove and sewing or knitting to keep the heart content.
Stay warm.
Susan

ranette said...

Food, fabric and snow = a really great day in my book! Enjoy!

WoolenSails said...

It is amazing how many hexagons we use in a quilt, lol. I plan on making the next one with diamond shapes, but i want a solid color around them, so need to figure out how much yardage, so I can make sure I have enough to finish.

Debbie

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Wow, that's alot of snow. Stay warm, stay safe, and have fun stitching. You are doing awesome on the hexagon quilt!

sewprimitive karen said...

Hope you get your birthday Snow Day like I did!

McIrish Annie said...

You look totally prepared.

I am looking forward to my "snow day" too!! Have maded all necessary arrangements not to have to go to work or leave the house til Thursday morning. Plan on doing a minimum amount of housework and then hitting the sewing room!! yeah!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Keeping yourself, warm and fed... and those hands busy; you have your priorities in order! Enjoy the snow~

Chocolate Cat said...

If you are prepared with groceries and stitching I would think a 'snow' day could be fun!!

Loris said...

Sounds like you know the best ways to stay warm and cozy. Hope DH gets to join you for the day too.
Daisy will have twice the chances for trips outside to play :-)

AnnieO said...

That's a heck of a boxful of hexagons! You've done sooooo much already, how exciting to get closer to the final assembly. Stay warm!

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

My boss told me today not to come to work tomorrow! Yay! But my sewing room is torn apart for remodeling so I can't get to my sewing machine. Boo Hoo! I'm sure I'll find something else fun to do tomorrow.

Diane said...

the snow started here right at 1pm as predicted!!! Amazing.
Have fun. I just love watching it snow.

Cornbread and Beans Quilting said...

Yikes!! That is a lot of snow! Is that what you wished for on your birthday?
Love your woolie quilt! How are you going to quilt it?
Have the happiest of birthdays Libby!

Dixie said...

Perfect projects for the weather! Loved the pictures of Miss Daisy in your last post. Can't wait to see the hexagon quilt all put together!

Dixie said...

p.s. Most importantly, happy birthday! Hope you have a fabulous one!

Gari said...

I hope there was something left at the store. My sister in law in NH says you all are expecting a Noreaster and 10 - 18" is a lot of snow. Stay warm.

dee said...

Happy Birthday Dear Libby!

We have at least 2 feet and it's still snowing...I got out yesterday to stock up. Good thing too. Even with 4-wheel drive I may not get out of here for a while.
Have you had enough yet?

Although, it does make us really appreciate the other four seasons.

Barb said...

If my projects were so nicely organized it would be a job - I'm always fishing around for parts. I'm inspired to do better seeing this.
I love your wool colors, what a wonderful quilt that will be

Karen said...

Oh happy stitching! Don't you just love a good snow day- I know I do!
Stay warm....

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Have fun stitching up a storm. I've been watching the news and it looks like you definitely need to hunker down :-) Loved you snow photos though. Happy Birthday!!
Blessings,
Marcia

Janet said...

Hi Libby,
Well,did you get more snow?
Wow, you have a lot prepped.
Hope you got enough food and projects to keep you busy.
Janet

John'aLee said...

Just found your blog....from a King Arthur's Flour blog no less!
Love it! And love that you are a quilter too!

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