Applique and the Ever Changing Weather Forecast

Many of you may already be experiencing winter storm Liam …he’s on the way here as well. The forecast keeps changing. Yesterday they said 1-3 inches of snow on Tuesday night and 1-3 on Wednesday. Then that changed for 3-5 on Wednesday. Then it changed to 1-3 / freezing rain…now it is at 3-5 / freezing rain.

On Monday I had just been up for a wee bit, when around 6:00 I received a text from my DIL asking if I could watch the kids due to the 2 hour school delay. What? I didn’t see much snow out there. However under it was ice, so this seems to be a common pattern lately.

For those of you who do not have this experience, let me tell you…. it’s so much fun to take 5-6 inches of snow off of your steps, walkway and car just to discover ice underneath, all in bitter temperatures :)

At time like these I am glad to be a dog” says Koopa, my youngest son’s dog, a blue nose pit bull.

Recently I finished up a Little Basket, the last two sections of this EPP  Starflower, and the last little Elizabeth’s Pride applique block.

Elizabeth’s Pride has a large center applique block with an Eagle. I am not sure if I want to make that block or a floral alternative so I’ll think on that for awhile :)  One reason is that I used the Eagle block for a different quilt a few years ago. There are plenty of other things to work on while I come to a decision :)

And whatever I have to shovel or scrape in the morning I remind myself that this will follow eventually :)

For those of you in the path of Liam I hope that you are safe / will be safe.

You might also enjoy : Eagle Sampler Quilt Almost Done

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15 Responses to Applique and the Ever Changing Weather Forecast

  1. Pat in WNY says:

    I hadn’t heard the storm name, but we’re expecting 5-12 inches tomorrow. A storm by any other name …
    Your appliques are so pretty. You must have a lot of those tiny baskets made by now? I’m at about 24 or so.

  2. Karen says:

    here in Arkansas we are having a little rain and we are on the edges of a ice storm – it doesn’t really look like we will get much of it thank goodness – can always do without ice!! I would hate to clean steps and then find ice – be careful out there!! I’m sure you will be ready to have this winter gone.
    How is the new computer going – all solved or still a learning process?

  3. Lorrie says:

    Yikes! I hadn’t heard of storm Liam. We’re having such a mild winter here that my parsley is still growing just fine. Most unusual.
    Be careful with all that ice under the snow. Loved the photo of what’s to come!

  4. carla says:

    Thanks for the reminder that spring flowers will arrive someday. Your star block makes me want to try theses in a larger size by machine.

  5. Kyle says:

    Great photos of spring. A lovely reminder that spring will always come.

  6. This has been a cold and now snowy winter. I remember last year thinking if every winter could be as nice…that’s shows we shouldn’t wish for such things. I do love the snow but it has been bitter with high winds. I can’t wait for Spring! Nice needlework!

  7. barb says:

    I am so over this new england weather – I can’t wait for spring – great on going projects.

  8. Eileen says:

    Hello, we are having the freezing rain storm now. It is pretty icy out there, accidents everywhere. I hope you stay warm and safe. Your quilt blocks are so pretty. Love the shot of Koopa napping. Come on Spring ! Enjoy your day!

  9. Joyce says:

    So tired of the cold weather. Not too much snow, though. Just dreary and bitterly cold…
    But I’ve been hand quilting and taking your lead by starting to piece another one – a log cabin in dark blues. I’ll set it in the barn raising pattern. Makes sense to have more than one going!

  10. Robin says:

    I hope you’re doing well with your freezing rain and snow. We, out here in the west, would love to have more snow. It has been a depressingly dry winter. I like winter because I can do all my indoor projects without feeling guilty because I’m not getting outside to work on the ones out there. Your blocks look great especially the Elizabeth Pride block. I love the colors.

  11. Colleen says:

    On the pacific coast we are unusually warm and dry almost to 80 degrees no rain so far no rain in February.
    We have been on a weather roller coaster ride for too long

  12. Kim says:

    Yes! Keep sharing those spring pictures!

  13. Karen Beigh says:

    The Elizabeth’s Pride block caught my eye. I like the fabric design and colors that you chose. I am working on some Lori Smith blocks this week.

  14. I think you should ask the kids to help you make a sign – Liam go home, not welcome here. :-)

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