Winter Blizzard

I thought it would be fun to share a little about my part of the world.

The following photos are slightly dark and ‘blue’.  Yesterday, I was stitching all warm and snug inside my cozy home, so most of the photos of the blizzard are taken from inside, looking out.

Snow January 12-2020

Snow January 12-2020

Snow January 12-2020

Snow January 12-2020

Snow January 12-2020

Snow January 12-2020

Snow January 12-2020

Snow January 12-2020

Today, the sun shined briefly, but many 1000’s are without power.  Mine is restored, and I am home from work for the day, so as soon as I post this, I will be going back upstairs to do some quilting.

I put away the Christmas decorations, and realized that I don’t have table runners and table toppers that I can use throughout the year.  So I will be adding these types of projects to my FOCUS list.

I stitched together a curved nine patch (also known as Glorified nine patch) table runner.  In fact, I have made two.  I must’ve been mentally far away, because I cut out enough extra parts to make two.  Sheesh!  I forgot to take a photo, but the free pattern that I downloaded many years ago, is still available from Connecting Threads.  You can find it here.

Pin basting, stitching in the ditch, and removing the pins are all completed.  Here is a look at the back (I don’t know why I would remember to photograph the back and not the front):

Curved Nine Patch

Curved Nine Patch

I could call it done, but where is the fun in that?  I will be doing some decorative free motion quilting (actually all of the stitching in the ditch was done free motion).

And I will show you the front when I am done.

I promise.

10 responses to “Winter Blizzard

  1. Here down under I am going to shut out the weather too, and turn the air conditioner on to keep us cool! Slight contrast in our local weather!

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  2. There is more than a slight contrast, Judy! 🙂

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  3. Lucky you getting a day off for that. Has to get close to a foot here before things close down.

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    • Yesterday was Sunday, Donna…my regular day off (the office is closed on Sundays). I definitely enjoyed my jammie day! I work for USPS…weather is not an excuse for staying home. Ha, ha! Neither is having the power out. A few co-workers came to work without their morning showers and coffee this morning.
      I had 13″ before this last blizzard…this one added at least 4 more, and it is snowing again this evening.

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  4. Hi Laura! I think you remembered to take a shot of the back is because you can see the quilting better there. Maybe? Curved 9-patch?!! Thanks for sharing the link – I’ve never heard of such a thing. And your photos are fabulous. I love a good snow storm – not that I’m wishing for one. Let me make that perfectly clear – I do not want a big snow storm. But I love them when thrust upon me – staying inside, all warm and snug and WITH electricity watching the snow pile up. It’s great. ~smile~ Roseanne

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    • You are right, Roseanne. You cannot see the stitching in the ditch from the front. It is purely utilitarian.

      I also love a good snowstorm. I don’t even mind the loss of power, if it isn’t very long. I have lanterns, a woodstove and gravity spring water. I can manage just fine. What I don’t love is having to go out in it. They should only happen on my non-work days! 🙂

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  5. We have had very little snow, but these highs of 11-15 are a royal pain! Glad you are warm and safe and sewing!

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