2010 Block of the Month designed by Linda Hibbert of Silver Linings Originals, paper pieced by me and machine quilted by Betty Doering.
These designs take me about 15 months to complete.
The days are getting noticeably longer at last so I feel like the worst of the winter is behind us. Of course, that’s not true – the worst blizzards and coldest weather almost always occur in February, but today, with the sun shining and the temperature hovering just below freezing, I can almost convince myself that spring is on its way.
I’ve been keeping busy – I finished my quilt as you go string quilt and after seeing a post on Facebook about upcycling old blue jeans, I made this…Continue
This photo wouldn't load on my previous blog post so I'm adding it here. These little squirrels are nocturnal and have the most luxurious fur. They're very common in the forests in our area, but are not often seen. …Continue
Boy, is it ever here. Nearing minus 20 (Celsius) at night and in spite of the sunny (short) days, we haven’t been above freezing for about three weeks. As a Canadian, I’m very typical – I obsess on the weather. The day after Christmas we had a snowfall of about 15 inches, but no more has fallen since. And although our little town has been suffering through Arctic outflow winds, it’s been calm here at the lake. The neighbour continues to feed the Trumpeter Swans,…Continue
I confess, it’s my least favorite time of the year. November in our valley can be unbelievably depressing – we often don’t see the sun for weeks on end and the days get steadily shorter until by early December we’re down to about 7 hours of daylight and that’s only on days when there isn’t any cloud cover. Which isn’t often. There’s snow on the mountain tops, but down here in the valley it’s just been day after day of rain. Living this far north, summers favour us with…Continue