Saturday, January 25, 2014

Sewing day cancelled....

Today our guild was suppose to have a sewing day, thanks to high winds and tons of snow overnight  it was cancelled.  The roads are plugged with drifts and  some are closed, it is no day to be out driving.   So a sewing day at home for me.

My two wonderful neighbours have just cleared the snow from my driveway and I dug through a two foot drift to clear my dryer vent so I could do some laundry.

Just writing this and looked out the window, you guessed it,  it is snowing so hard I cannot see the house across the street.  

Winter in Canada, you gotta love it........NOT.  

Guess you know what everyone will be doing later today.......clearing snow AGAIN,  me....I will be sitting in front of my sewing machine snug as a bug in a rug.

Just edited in......55 days until Spring, cannot come too soon for me this year.


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

My sewing room.........

looks as if a bomb has been hit it, messy and very untidy.  Yesterday I decided it was time to fight my way through and do a bit ........ no,  a LOT of cleaning and tidying.  A lot was accomplished, however, sorting through magazines slowed down the process, you all know what I mean, looking at all of those lovely quilts that you are going to day.

Found UFO's that had been forgotten all about, cut scraps into manageable squares which filled my containers, and are now ready to make a scrap quilt.....yes.. one of those quilts found in those magazines that I will make...... one day. 

Two resolutions made, to work one day on a current quilt being made for DD2 and the next day to work on a UFO, hopefully this will give me the mojo back to complete these projects.  Also, not to purchase random pieces of fabric, yes....once again you all know what I speak of. 

Random purchase syndrome or RPS s an affliction that  seems to attack a lot of people when entering a fabric shop.  It causes ooh's and aaah's  to come out of your mouth,  fingers have that itchy feeling to touch everything and the dollars just fly out of your wallet.  I have suffered from this many times as my fabric stash will tell you.  The temporary and only cure, as I see it, is to leave cash, credit and debit cards at home, go to the store by yourself, so you cannot borrow from a friend and bring along lots of tissues for the moisture from the drooling and tears. 

These past few days have been so cold...... how cold?   record breaking -26*C with a wind chill of -40*C.    Have to get back to that sewing room to make more quilts, looks as if we are going to need them.