Thursday, January 22, 2015

Frogged, Re-done, Snow & Ice

I had to unquilt a lot more than I expected.

I wound a couple bobbins with darker thread, got the tension right, and re-quilted the sashings.

This is a very bright quilt that will definitely brighten a dark time for someone.  The outer border is printed to look like crazy patch. Now that it's done, I'm asking myself why I found it so hard to discipline myself to work on it.  It could have been done months ago!
 Judy pieced this with leftovers of dozens of interesting prints she's used in other Victory Prayer Quilts.

I haven't decided if I'll try to photograph all the different quilting designs I used or if it would just make more sense to add them to my sketchbook.

 In any case, I may get time to do that today since I-40 is treacherous and most of the schools, government offices, and courts east of the Sandia & Manzano Mountains are closed today due to the snow and ice.  Although most of the schools in Albuquerque's "doughnut hole" are open, I'm opting not to attempt those treacherous 40 miles.  Even the guy with the monster truck a few houses down hasn't ventured out.  More snow is predicted, but high winds are predicted as well, so I'm thinking I'll wait until the winds have had a chance to move the snow around before I attempt to clear any of it.  The storm should be in TX tonight, which means that with the clearing we may well see sub-zero temperatures tonight.  Brrrrrr!

With any luck, Aunt JoAnn's quilt should arrive at her home today.  (I tried to track the package, but the USPS website doesn't like the format of the number their computer assigned to the package.)
She suffered a stroke after her surgery, and the family is hopeful that she will be able to move from the hospital to the rehab facility today.  It's reported to be a "superficial stroke," but we know that a lot of events that look minor from the outside create significant challenges inside the brain and to the brain's owner!

Years ago I used days like this as an excuse to bake cookies.  I need to choose a recipe and do that today too!
Update: On our street we just had an visit from the snowplow.  That rarely happens, and it must mean the snow and ice are worse than even I would have guessed.  (We have some really nice people working here where I live.)

Happy quiltmaking and knitting,


Needled Mom said...

I vote for staying home and enjoying the snow. Your quilting looks beautiful on that quilt.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Cute, fun quilt. Sorry ya'll got the yucky stuff. We're supposed to get some of it (much less than you) Saturday night and Sunday.

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