Thursday, 17 January 2013

Stitch Teasing

I am a member of Stitch Tease - And International Mystery Quilt Bee. What this means is that over a period of one year we are each making a strip or large block for each other but the recipient does not get to see their blocks until they receive their completed quilt top, scheduled for April.

I am very behind in my blocks but working on redeeming myself. I have now completed Hadley's strip block and I can't show you. Well, other than a heavily pixilated version - and some sneaky peeks for Hadley. She wanted a scrappy strip in blues, aquas, teals, greens, greys and oranges. With a few squares of white thrown in the mix so your eye had something to rest on. She may have mentioned Heather Ross fabrics in a less than subtle hint. I hope I have produced something to her liking, though I won't find out until it is too late.


Meanwhile we are enjoying a nice long cold snap by UK standards. It is neither hugely cold nor a long period by my reckoning (that's the Canadian in me sneaking out), and I am loving it. I only wish it had happened before Christmas. I would have loved that to get me in the mood. Everywhere outside is covered in a heavy frost and it is beautiful. The tress,  hedgerows, fields, everywhere. It makes me smile as I drive the girls to school. I've tried to photograph it but have failed to capture the true beauty.


It is supposed to start snowing again during the night. I am going to do a grocery shop before today's school run and then cross my fingers that the girls get a snow day tomorrow, and I get a sew day.

Susan

31 comments:

  1. Ooh snow day sew day, sounds great!
    Looks like we both spent the morning on picmonkey?
    xx

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  2. I've got blue sky at the back of the house and snow clouds rolling towards me at the front...have fun with the grocery shop, don't forget the chocolate!

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  3. If there's a snow day I want to put my request in now that I get to stay off work tomorrow and sew...we're supposed to be visiting family this weekend though so I want a heatwave to melt it all on saturday AM so we can get to the motorway safely ;)

    That row looks lovely, even heavily pixelated. I can tell, I really really can!

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  4. We have had snow all night which is nice since yesterday a lot melted. Your pictures are so pretty, and I hope that you get your snow day.

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  5. Can't wait to get home and have a long walk in the snow

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  6. Glad you like it! Hope the girls get some snow to mess about in too.

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  7. I did our shop this morning in preparation too..along with the rest of the world! I was mega busy!!

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  8. Beautiful. I hope you get your snow.

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  9. Loving the sneak peeks. And the snow pictures are lovely too. No sign of snow here yet but we are promised some in the morning, we shall see!

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  10. I'm pretty sure Hadley will love this.

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  11. I'm sure Hadders will love what you've done for her. It's snowing here. Only a few flakes drifting down. But thought it might get you excited :-)

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  12. Great sneak, peak...... No snow here!

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  13. Ooooh, looks like fun, enjoy the snow!

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  14. It looks absolutely beautiful where you are - I am very envious. I love your strip and I've seen the non-pixelated version!!

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  15. Happy happy me - and I filled the cupboards after work...just in case I fancy being house-bound all weekend!

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  16. Cold and frosty here too. It is rather bracing! Di x

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  17. Looks like a winter wonderland! Enjoy.

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  18. I am pretty sure you ae going to get that sew day, I just wish the snow would bypass London!

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  19. So far we have missed the snow, thankfully (says the woman that walks to work!) but it might be coming tomorrow...

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  20. I love you pictures - how lucky are you to have snow, we only have heat and fires, dry hot humid days...got to love an Aussie summer!

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  21. It's snowing here in Hampshire, we're hoping for a snow/sew day too! :-)

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  22. I hope you get your white wishes tomorrow! Jxo

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  23. That gnome is too cute! Cant wait to see it all "properly" as i like that spread of colours on the pixie version.

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  24. Your photos of the snow are gorgeous. You have absolutely captured the beauty :-) At least for this little girl - living in North Queensland, I'm not anticipating snow anytime soon, so I will sit here and sigh over your photos and think cold thoughts :-)
    E xx

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  25. I hope you got a snow day. Hadley's quilt strip is lovely. I've seen it in real photos.

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  26. Love that little gnome! And snow sounds like a good excuse to stay indoor and sew - would also love to see some here to cool it down a bit!

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  27. keep warm Susan, perfect sewing weather! Are the girls off or in school?

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  28. oh you lucky thing we have none! like your wee teasers of your strip! x

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  29. Certainly looks pretty in your part of the world.

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  30. Even with it pixelated the strip for Hadley looks fabulous.
    Crossing my fingers for you to have a snow/sew day, while I melt in the heat and humidity here.

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