Sunday, 24 February 2008

quilting in the cold....

We have been having a cold snap here over the weekend yikes.... we had snow in our yard! For some of you I know that is not unusual but here in Hobart it is the middle of summer and it is very rare for us to get snow (maybe once every 2-3 years) in the middle of winter.....

The girls also lost Television priveledges over the weekend (for reasons we shall not disclose) and its amazing what is achieved without a TV on and the weather too ugly to venture outside much.
Miss M practised her recent scrapbooking class by making a birthday treat for her Grandma's 70th tomorrow. She chose antique colours - not because of the age but because of Grandma's taste and decor... Using just what we have here she did a great job I think and Grandma will love it I am certain. I have spent several hours on the Black and white quilt. Why did I decide to go so big?? It took me about a week to transfer the design. I think I have probably quilted about 1 /20th of it so far... And I am not sure if it will be good enough - I may have to colour the whole quilt to hide my quilting imperfections. From a distance though I am very happy how it looks, the bridal satin gives a real trapunto look to the quilt.


So I am thankful for a few days of chilly temperatures so I can stitch to my hearts delight. I will certainly notice the difference next week however when I go
here, here, here and here.... then I am sure I will be posting on the 'warm weather'. Can't wait. Karen has a few spots left so give her a call if you are near. We are doing the Blessed beauty wallhanging.
hows the weather in your home today?
hugs, Helen

3 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

wow so cold.......we had a very hot day here Friday and yesterday and today it was really beautiful.......have a nice time in QLD

Helen Stubbings said...

Thanks, I plan too...at least it will be warm Helen

Fiona Karas said...

Love this little scrapbook item, am just trying to get started at the moment. Love the idea of mini albums. Your daughter is very clever ! Yes Launceston was cold over the weekend also.