Friday, February 15, 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Sunday, February 10, 2019


Our Sunday's have become somewhat routine.  But all of this snow has upset the routine.

We did go to PCC in Burien for a breakfast sandwich.  But we only needed to pick up a few items, since I had stocked up last Thursday.

We usually go for a nice walk when we get back, but where can you walk that doesn't have 8 inches of snow.  We decided to suit up and walk up the street.  The dogs didn't complain too much about having to wear coats.  They really enjoyed being out and about.  So did we.  The sun was shining, but off in the distance you could see the really dark clouds approaching.  It's supposed to snow again this evening. 

I decided to take advantage of these great icicles and do some ice dyeing.  I figured Denise would love a tie-dyed back for her quilt.  I watched a few youtube videos, then folded and wrapped a huge piece of fabric (actually two pieces I sewed into one big square about 88" by 88").  I mixed up some dyes - red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple and black.  I squirted the dye onto the fabric, both sides.  Then I added the icicles and wished it a good night.

Saturday, February 09, 2019


Nobody was going anywhere today.  It snowed a bit last night.    Yesterday there were runs on the grocery stores with empty shelves where the bread, milk and eggs had been.  Oh, and the salt was all taken, too.

The dogs were fascinated and a little horrified by the snow.  They didn't spend much time outside, preferring to watch the snow fall from the warmth of the inside.

I finished this up...

Friday, February 08, 2019


I worked on the Star Storm some more today.

I accidently folded the paper pattern wrong and trimmed number three wrong.  I didn't figure that out until I was doing number four. 

Luckily for me, it was just a matter of sewing the cut off part back on.  It worked great. 

Half done.

Thursday, February 07, 2019


I started making Victoria Findlay Wolfe's pattern Star Storm.

I cut out the strips today and then sorted them.  Each one gets a different number and letter. 

Then I moved them to Eduard because I'll need that table to trim the big sections and sewed up a couple of the sections.

Tuesday, February 05, 2019


I had order a charm pack of Valentine fabrics a little while ago.  They arrived yesterday and today I sewed them together to make this really bad tablerunner.  I thought I was going to do something with a little more style, but I just wanted to get it done and not spend time on it, so it's just squares.

Actually, I had to quilt it on my new Bernina 770 because I had loaded the back of Trinkets Six onto Eduard and it's still there, waiting for batting.  The machine did great, so did the walking foot.

I don't know why it ruffled.  It might help if I ironed it.  But I don't like it. 
It's too.....too garish.

Here it is all pinned and ready to quilt.  Haven't done that in a while.