Monday, February 20, 2012

White can be so beautiful !

We had a snow storm on Saturday , it was beautiful , not the type of storm that is howling winds and blowing snow just snow , trees laden heavily with thick white snow , simply gorgeous .As I have often said I love to travel the gravel roads and after a storm is one of the best times to do this , here is why .
 Isn't that like a Christmas card . Ok here is another from the same road .
Then there is something about a little brook in winter with the banks covered with snow and you can here that trickle of water , just look at this and tell me can you almost hear that cold water flowing .
I also love old barns and this one is particularly lovely and the scene yesterday was so serene .
 Don't you just love the old faded red doors . It is days like this that makes Winter beautiful , a walk in the snow is so peaceful and breathing in that lovely fresh air is good for the soul.
   I didn't do a lot of sewing on the weekend but I do have a couple of small finishes to share. Halifax is the host for the Canadian National Quilt show this year in May and our guild is participating in making bags for the members who attend. This is my version of the bag , we had a choice of appliqueing either a salmon, haddock or cod so I chose the Salmon .I used a batik fabric for the bag as well as the fish but the lining is just a coordinating fabric .
 I also made this little fabric basket , I love these baskets such fun to make and a great use of scraps.
 These little baskets are so cute and so useful as well, the pattern is a free tutorial on  Pink Penquin ,it is a great tutorial and quick to make.
 It is a lovely sunny winters day so I think I may just head out for a short walk in the fresh air. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.
 hugs Sheila

22 comments:

  1. Wow! Those pictures are so beautiful!! I have seen some snowy pictures of the southern states that got snow over the weekend. Poor Michigan was pretty much a total miss this year for winter:(

    Just breathtaking. Oh the handiwork of our Creator!

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  2. What beautiful scenes---yes they do look like Christmas cards. :) I love to be out walking when it looks like this---brings back wonderful memories. Thank you for sharing these with us.

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  3. These are beautiful pictures - almost magical looking :))

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  4. You are always busy.....love the pictures of the snow...very pretty..our snow amounted to nothing. today is cool; but sunny and beautiful.

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  5. Love these photos - would make lovely paintings ?

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  6. Oh my gosh - what a beautiful world! It really is a wonderland. Cute little basket. I'll be checking out that pattern.

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  7. Gorgeous pics - thanks for sharing - the bag and basket are great too. Love the batiks on the bag!

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  8. How beautiful! We haven't had a good snow that that all winter! Love your little Salmon bag and I have made one of those little totes too!

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  9. Your snow pictures are just gorgeous. Love the barn. Your bag & basket are cute. Hugs,

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  10. love the snow pictures Sheila... thanks for sharing them... the bag is great too... I have had those patchy buckets on my list for a while....
    Hugz

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  11. You took the words right out of my mouth....should be a Christmas card scene. So beautiful Sheila. It was lovely to look at something cool. LOL!

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  12. Beautiful snow. We got about 25 flakes last night, wish we had more.

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  13. Wow! Those photos are absolutely gorgeous, Sheila. That's the way I love to see snow...beautiful, white and clean. Makes you feel like everything is right with the world!

    That basket is so cute. I've been meaning to make some of those for myself...guess I' better get to it, right? :o)

    Hope you enjoyed your walk today!

    XOXO,

    Cyndi

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  14. Beautiful photos. A true Winter Wonderland.

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  15. What gorgeous photo Sheila. I would so love to see that much snow...
    Your little basket is great and I will check out the tutorial. thanks.

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  16. gorgeous pictures thanks for sharing them with us.

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  17. Such beautiful photos and scenery, we do not get snow but I love photos of it. Your finishes are lovely too.

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  18. Lovely scenes Sheila. I love your basket. I used to make so many of them.

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  19. All that snow is just beautiful! Your fabric basket is so cute! :0)

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  20. lovely basket ...thank you or sharing the snowy picture

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  21. snow always looks so beautiful from the comfort of warmer climes. lol
    love the salmon applique and your fabric basket.

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  22. Ahh, I love those photos! Snow is so awesome :-) Can you send some our way??
    Hello from Idaho,
    Judy

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