Monday, March 26, 2007

Another very un-March like morning....

our 7 a.m. reading was 52 degrees and it's heading for 75 this afternoon. The ground is still frozen and when the air is warmer than the ground you get fog. The first pic is just before sun up, looking east. The second one is looking off to the south...and a really lovely picture, I think. I'm new to there morning pictures, since I'm not a morning person..LOL The weekend didn't go at all like I thought or planned. I did get busy on Saturday cutting squares (7.25") and turned them into broken dishes for this baby quilt. But lovely weather and a call from Betsy kind of un-did my sewing
plans for Saturday. Well, no problem, I'll finish this up on Sunday...*VBS* Sunday brought an invitation to spend the day with Jean, her 1 yr. old grandson and 5 yr old great niece and have spaghetti...LOL. Guess what I chose?? And today would be just fine for sewing, but Jean has to return her grand niece to the Mom and that's over into MN, so I will be going on the ride along and doing a bit of shopping.
Best laid plans and all that jazz. Ebony is reveling in the wide open windows, watching the robins hop and play and look for food. The air is fairly humid, and I don't breathe well in humidity, but it feels like it's worth it to have the windows open. Maybe our winter will return, I hope not, but it's always possibe in WI. We've had killing frost and snow as late as early June.
I'm liking the look of this new baby quilt. A quick post-a-note: when you are cutting scraps...why not cut some bigger squares with the purpose of making broken dishes? It's a great block, and all you need to remember is to cut a square 1 1/4 inch(1.25) bigger than your desired block size, and split it twice. Swap pieces with another and have the long side of the triangle to the outside. They are quick and easy to make in any size at all...*VBS* See you all later with my new treasures from shopping.

13 comments:

Elaine Adair said...

Love your posts - also nice and warm here today in western Nebraska.

That little quilt is looking so friendly!

Angie said...

Hope you had a lovely day yesterday, and now today too! :D Isn't it wonderful to have a friend that you enjoy so much? Your broken dishes baby quilt is going to be soooo cute! Love those colors. Thanks for the reminder/tip about cutting for the broken dishes pattern. :D Hope you find lots of treasures/goodies today!
Love, Angie

meggie said...

I love your baby quilt, & thanks for the tips.
Enjoy your shopping trip!
Ebby seems to be so happy & settled now.

Carol said...

Wonderful little blocks...what a happy quilt that will be.

Libby said...

Our warm weather has gone away, too. No chance of freezing temps, but rain is said to be on the way. Ahhh - spring, almost as unpredictable as me *s*

Sandra said...

Great idea and the blocks are looking so sweet!

Katie said...

That fog pic is a keeper. And needs to be in a frame. I think pics like this (and quilts, of course) make the very best gifts. They have a bit of you in them.

Dawn said...

Oh I love the 9patches with the quarter square triangles! what a cute idea!

Holly said...

Ooooooh Finn (drool, drool), I am so in love with those blocks for the new baby quilt. Just gonna have to put that on my to-do list. Yup. They are eye candy!

Maggie Ann said...

I love to see what pretty things you are creating!

YankeeQuilter said...

That new baby quilt is beautiful. Thanks for the tip on cutting the fabric. Hope spring gets there soon!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

I agree, a fantastic baby quilt, I'm a huge broken dishes fan always!! Sounds like a nice weekend, even without much sewing. Tracey

Judy said...

Love the combination of the Hourglass blocks with the tiny 9 patches. Great way to make the colors dance around.