Sunday, February 28, 2016


I'm afraid there hasn't been much to write about.  Things are pretty slow here in the hills.  I have been doing quite a bit of housekeeping, hiking, and a lot of sitting around waiting for spring.  It was quite warm Saturday and my husband and I took the opportunity to look for sheds out on our prairie property.  There were several geese on the river.   Everything was melted off and we enjoyed sitting on the river bank watching the fish.  Next time we will bring poles.

 The goldfinches have been a mainstay at my feeders.  I would enjoy their company more if I didn't know that as soon as they turn golden they will disappear.  
The sunrises and sunsets have been incredible.  Very vivid and crisp.  We still have lots of snow here in the hills.  Ella and I go for a hike every weekend.  The snow is finally hard enough that I don't need snowshoes.  March is around the corner.  Perhaps spring is in the air.

Monday, February 15, 2016

It is kind of like snowshoeing...

I do a lot of snowshoeing during the winter.  My quilt is moving from the dance phase to the snowshoeing phase.  I just keep trudging along.  I finished the blocks (I enjoy sewing blocks), put everything together for the top, then had to piece the borders together.  
This is the backing below.  It doesn't show the true color.  It is a beautiful blue.  Now that the borders are done it is the next thing I have to trudge through.  Cutting, basting, then (finally) the quilting.  
Just like snowshoeing, my progress is slow.  It is a nice way to wish away the winter.   I was able to go in and change the block that was backwards.  Once I get the backing and batting basted, It should be smooth sailing.  I'm sure I will regret that statement.  I know it is hard to see, but please observe that my geese in the border are all flying in the right direction.  A first for this project.
 There isn't much else going on.  We have lots of snow.  I was sick the past two weekends.  It is good to be healthy again.  I dug my way into the greenhouse.  It was nice to just stand there and smell the soil, while it snowed like crazy outside.  I hope everyone else is staying productive. Is there a project that you have a love/hate relationship with?