Monday, April 9, 2018

A/K/A WINTER

Michigan Spring, known in other parts of the country simply as "Winter."  It was 17 degrees when I left the house for an Anita Goodesign embroidery "party" last weekend and there were white out conditions on the freeway.  I am getting a bit tired of dressing like a lumberjack and still feeling cold.
I am even more tired of scraping ice off the windshield.  But a friend who just got back from a few months in Florida told me it was 89 degrees when he started the drive north and lord knows I don't want that either.   I guess I am a weather malcontent; just no pleasing me.
I've sent in my 10th scrappy quilt to be quilted and I think I am ready to take a break from piecing quilt tops.   I have a list of other projects to mess around with.  I have material set aside for bags and table runners I need to sew and I have some machine embroidery to do.   I am (slowly) working on the periodic quilt -- the pattern is by My Fair Lady Designs and was the only one of its kind that I could find.   I am making the element-blocks, but don't think I will use the intended layout.  I haven't figured it out yet, but I would like to incorporate some quilted blocks, probably in the border, instead of having all embroidery.  I'm a long way from having to worry about those decisions though!
My latest quilt top, number 11 for this year, is a simple one.  I had planned to do other sewing this week, but this one accidentally got thrown together.
My sister tells me that it is supposed to be warm enough to walk outside in her area next week, so I am planning to drive down and spend a day.    We've been made no such promises here, a couple of hours north of her.  Fingers crossed that she is right!    I am ready for some outdoor exercise!




2 comments:

Barbara said...

You need to move to Oregon. We whine about the weather no matter what it’s doing. If he sun shines, it’s too hot. If it doesn’t shine, it’s too wet. At night, it's too dark, and daytime is just too darned bright.

Marie Louise said...

No Barbara, she should move to the Netherlands. At least, we have no more cold winters here (when I was young we used to skate every winter I seem to remember, says grandma) instead we have rain, rain and rain.
The only benefit of this is that you have a lot of time to make quilts. I am impressed by the number of quilts you have made this year and am curious to see the element blocks.
Enjoy your weekend