Tuesday, January 7, 2014


We did have some really cold (for us) temperatures last night and the night before.  It has, of course, taken a toll on things growing out in the yard.  But it is a beautiful day today, the sun is shining, the birds are singing.  And the chickens are making merry free ranging all over the back yard.  And there is still plenty that is green out there.  Even roses blooming!

Inside, it is nice and warm.  There are pretty plants in the windows and I can see how very blue the skies are.

 I can see chickens and birds enjoying all the good things out there to eat.

Yesterday was good day for chicken soup, and so that is what we had.  It was good, too.

Last night/this morning I finished sewing all the strips together.

Now, I'm thinking about borders.  Yes? No?  I'll let that marinate for a while. 
And, I had some leftover blocks from the last churn dash I made, so I put them up on the design wall.  I do so love making these blocks.  I may go there again.  Thanks Deb, for inspiring me to make these.  Thank you, Sheila, for sharing the instructions you got from Sharon. Aren't blog friends wonderful!  You have all enabled me to do so much more than I could have figured out on my own.  I am thankful for each one of you!

Hope you have a wonderful day and evening, full of things you love.

Hugs and kisses,


Eggs In My Pocket said...

Like you , we had really cold weather, and now it is sunny and pretty. Love the pretty quilt.........you are so inspiring! Stay warm and keep up the stitches!

Exuberant Color said...

The only thing green outside here is dandelions and periwinkle vinca vine. I hope your cold spells are over. We in the north are just barely into the winter.

Susie Swanson said...

Everything is gone here since we got down to zero last night, suppose to be a little warmer tonight. I love the churn dash pattern. Hope it's warmer for you tonight. Take care.

Sheila said...

Sharon generously shares quilting tips. Has helped me numerous time.
It is cold here. 6 degrees this morning, 5 degrees tomorrow. I'm looking forward to spring.

Sheila said...

Oops. Forgot to comment that I LOVE your quilt top and the churn dash blocks.

Karen said...

That cold snap is hitting everywhere. Can't believe what we are seeing on the news.
Love seeing that special quilt. Good luck with the churn dash blocks, too.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

We've had very cold weather here, too. I love your quilt. The pattern and fabric are lovely. I hope you stay warm and glad you are having sunshine.

Annie said...

It's so hot where I am at the moment, that while I was sewing today the sweat was literally dripping down the side of my face. The garden outside was frying. I'll be glad to get back to my cooler climate.

Millie said...

We had a few cold days, but today is not so bad. I love your strip quilt, something that I might like to make too (one day my list is so long).