Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Winter has arrived

Sunday  we had a storm , it started out with snow , accumulated about 10 or so cm. , then changed over to freezing rain then rain of which we had enough to wash away the snow we had earlier in the day . Today it has become bitterly cold , the sun is shining and the wind has died down thankfully as it is so ..... cold . I didn't go to the church to quilt today , my joints are not happy and the cold wouldn't be good for them so I decided it was best to stay inside where I am toasty warm. So what am I up to , well I have been sorting out my sewing room , getting it better organized and throwing away some things I no longer need or will use . I am making progress and things already look much better so maybe now I can sew and make some progress on some UFO'S like this one on my design wall .
This is my Charming Stars quilt I have been sewing along with Terry of Terry's Treasures , sadly it has sat neglected for a while now .  I have some blocks set to go so just a matter of getting to work ;-)
 Talking about neglecting I also neglected to share this sweet postcard from Maria that I received just before Christmas and when I was tidying up after Christmas I realized that I hadn't shown you this postcard .
Isn't it adorable , thanks so much Maria !!  
 While we are on the topic of postcards do we have any more interest in taking part in a Valentine swap ???  Obviously we want them to arrive by February 14th so possibly mail out by Feb. 1st should be plenty of time . Eglea I will email you a partner later today so you can get a head start , I know how slow the postal service is for you . Come on now , one little postcard won't take you long and think how much fun it will be to recieve a little fabric valentine in the mail . Let me know and please send your info to me , address , blog if you have one , and email address , thanks in advance .
  I won't keep you any longer I must go cut some binding for a quilt that has been waiting far too long ;- 0
 Thanks for stopping by and hope it is nice and warm where ever you are .
 hugs Sheila


  1. Sounds like it was a good idea to stay home and cozy - and great to see your Stars out - love the shirts you are using for yours! Mine is very sadly neglected :-( Very cute postcard from Maria. Have fun with your binding!

  2. I just love the colors of your Charming Stars. It will be lovely when it's finished. Mine just needs to be quilted, but it's down the list a little. I hope you get more interest in the postcard swap! Have fun cleaning.

  3. Clearing out is always good. I love seeing your charming stars again! :0)

  4. É muito interessante saber noticias do frio. É nosso tempo de muito calor e chuva.
    Os bonecos de neve são fofos!
    Estou enviando meus dados para a troca de postais. Muito obrigada!
    Aqui na minha casa está dificil trabalhar na oficina pois é tempo de férias e temos muitos amigos e parentes visitando. Um vem, fica uns dias, vai embora, chega outro... será assim até o fim do mês! Uma alegria!
    Fique bem agasalhada e boas costuras! Um grande abraço!

    It is very interesting to know the cold news. It is our time a lot of heat and rain.
    Snowmen are cute!
    I am sending my data to exchange cards. Thank you!
    Here in my house is hard work in the shop because it is vacation time and have many friends and relatives visiting. One comes, is a few days, goes away, comes another ... will be so until the end of the month! A joy!
    Stay well wrapped and good stitching! A big hug!

  5. would love some of your lovely cold weather. Our temps have been high and we'd love some coolness.
    so love your stars, the colours are perfect.
    Maria's card is adorable.
    Stay warm and keep stitching.

  6. Hat a sweet postcard Sheila!!! I just love th colors in Your star quilt.

  7. Love your Charming Stars...on my to do list in flannels!

  8. Hi Sheila,love your blocks and the snowman post card is so cute,keep warm my friend and i hope you have a lovely day.xx

  9. Your star quilt is looking lovely, sounds like staying at home was the perfect choice!

  10. Cute postcard. I'm hopefully finishing the stars top in the next couple of days. Hugs,xx

  11. Right now you should be tucked up in bed and really warm....

    Love your stars, flimsy will be done soon.

    Yes love to swap a Valentine post card thanks Sheila.

  12. I love the colours you have used in your charming stars quilt (I also made a note of the pattern some time ago in case I need a new project!!) and look forward to seeing it finished. Pretty post card. xx