Our morning temperatures have been in the 30’s lately. Friday was an unusual day for our area as it climbed to 73 degrees in the afternoon.
I spent time outdoors late afternoon taking down the hyacinth bean vine, doing some more cleanup in the front, and trimming more bushes in the back. When I was out there I loved how the light was shining on one of my tall grasses, so I went in for the camera. And to change shirts as I was beginning to get hot !
Thinking that Saturday was going to be rather full, I also took a photo of applique projects as they stood that afternoon.
I had started a new Airship Propeller block. When I am prepping fabric for that or other projects, I thought to also start some little baskets. This basket is done. The Airship has a ways to go. The Elizabeth’s Pride floral block had the pink portion of the blooms sewn down, and I just had to go in with crimson thread and sew down the remainder of the flowers and add berries.
Karen got me interested in the Airship Propeller blocks and then I thought that it might be fun if she did some baskets too. Ours are both a bit different so that will be enjoyable to compare them as we go along. It’s a great long term project for using up scraps. Karen’s first set of baskets are HERE.
I had mentioned that I thought that Saturday would be pretty busy. My DILs’ sister had organized a large contingent of her family and in-laws’ family for a photo shoot at a local park. I was going to photograph all 15 little cousins, then do group family shots. Well, when she had planned this, it was due to a 5 or 10 day forecast that said we’d have a high of 52 degrees.
We didn’t realize that 52 was going to end up being an early morning high with temperatures plummeting rapidly. When I came out of the grocery store that morning at around 10:30 it had already dropped down to 39 degrees and I was bombarded with an icy rain and bone-chilling wind. Needless to say, it was all cancelled.
So I visited with my sons’ family for awhile…I had picked up a Christmas cactus at the store for them as well as for myself. After unloading groceries, doing some laundry and having lunch, I finished up the Elizabeth’s Pride block. Here are all seven thus far :
I started back to work on the Airship Propeller block.
At this point I went in to the kitchen to start some dinner and noticed our first snowflakes coming down. I do not think that my area is due for much accumulation overnight and in to Sunday but we are to have the cold and wind continue ; down to the twenties tonight and not much warmer on Sunday.
I have plenty of applique and quilting to keep me busy for Slow Stitching time on Sunday.
Here is where I am in regards to hand quilting the Stars and Spools quilt. I have to finish outlining this leaf, add another set of lines below it, one set further on, and then I am ready to move the hoop to work on a feather motif at the end of this border.
I doubt that I’ll post anything else prior to Thanksgiving so here’s wishing all of you ( in the U.S.A who have this holiday ) a wonderful one! :)
As to the weather and the drearies, well we had a nice long extended mild fall…this was bound to happen. Cheer up, Kanga kitty….at least the steam heat radiators will be nice and warm for you as you watch the birds outside.
Did you get hit with a big change this weekend where you are?