100% chance of snow today through tomorrow. Expected 5-12 inches!
Is there anything quite like the feeling of being prepared, and just digging in for a few days?
As this snow begins, I am sew happy to be ready for it!
It has been kinda slow around here, as I have been gathering all the things that go with finished quilt tops! And tending to "Winter Things", like meat processing from a successful hunting season, and cutting firewood (one of my all-time favorite activities, don't ask me why!)
The Flock in Stormy, from Lark Cottons, for my little triangles top, the Carolina Gingham for a longstanding WIP, my Flowering Snowball, that has been waiting for just the right things to finish it up. Some of you may remember the Flowering Snowball Along with Mary of Molly Flanders, from the Summer of 2014...
|I could not find where I had ever shared this picture before? Is that possible? lol!|
Meanwhile, I was sooo happy to win a copy of Quiltmakers 100 Blocks from Lorna, at Sew Fresh Quilts! And my one super cyber sale purchase, Valdani Perle Cotton, from Sunny Day Supply, also for my Flowering Snowball. And a "bonus" Gardenvale charm pack to top off an Amazon order, for free shipping ;) These and a couple other packages had built up at our Post Office and all came home with son Ben the same day!!! Happy mail, indeed!
Here is the Valdani with the Flowering Snowball top...I am so excited to finally get to finishing this one. I thought it deserved the hand quilting touch, all things considered, and Mary has become such a fun friend through Facebook and Flickr, and she is the reigning queen of "pick stitching" in my book :)
So, back to my snow day readiness....
I have been kind of twiddling my thumbs, with 4 tops sitting, waiting for me to get battings and backings...for 2 of them I had backings, but no batting,
and for the other 2, I wanted fleece, but that required a trip to town...not the one 100 miles away, the one 150 miles away, Billings!
Aha! Enter our trip to the big city, Billings, yesterday in preparation for the coming snow days....
That means Wal-Mart, y'all!
On the bottom are 2 pieces of polar fleece to back the last 2 tops with!***
I was nervous about choosing white, but I was determined that they should have the fleece, and both tops have so much white that any other color of fleece would show through! So white it is!
I think I may have really scored on the batting too! I had been figuring on buying it by the yard, @something around $8.00/yd or so...and I needed 3 1/2 yds of 90" wide. Well, due to a rather long wait in the cutting line, I was perusing the packaged batting and found this, 90"x108"....for $16.00, instead of the anticipated $28.00! It will be enough for both the Snowball and the Triangles quilts, thanks to that 108" width!! Yippeee!
So I now have 4 quilts in the queue, ready and waiting for me!
Haha! Enough of this jabbering, Let it SNOW!!!!
I am definitely crushing on all this time to sew and the stuff to sew with!
So I'm linking up with Beth @Cooking Up Quilts and Main Crush Mondays! :)
I am in a button mood today, and it has been awhile since I have put this one in a post.....
Linking up with Lorna & Let's Bee Social!
And is anyone else getting excited for The Best of 2015 linky party with Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs? Make a new post highlighting your 5 favorite or "top" posts from 2015 and share them with all of us! Such a fun idea for a linky party! As always, I hope you will play, the more the merrier!
oh, and I have added a new color, and more gingham, to my stash, hehe ;)
*** a special thanks to Rebecca Grace, whose comment nudged me to add a few more photos of these quilt tops, lol! :)