Monday, January 6, 2014

Freezing Cold Weather in IL


What do you do when it is going to be a high of -13 today and the wind chill around -30 degrees!  Well you say Hip Hip Hooray the office is closed -- and you sew all day!    I did some of this today and some I did of this over the weekend, I  have more to show you tomorrow -- still need to finish the binding on 1 project.

This is the first Block in the Aurifil block of the month - -it is a freebie you can get on line.
I had a bundle of these pink and green FQ's so I said Why not -- I think it will make a pretty quilt.

This what you do when  you have about 5 yards of Christmas flannel that  you have had for about 5 years and you finally realize you have red flannel too -- you make pillowcases and you use up some stash!  I got 4 of these pillowcases completed, and the other 3/4 of a yard or so I am making into coasters and mug rugs  -because it was the end of the bolt and it sewn together towards the end of the bolt -- so it was not usable for pillowcase bodies.

Then remember the day after Thanksgiving -- Joanns had all that flannel on sale -- I bought a ton  and I make baby items - blankets, bibs and burp clothes, so I started on these for my craft shows, actually getting a jump on things this year, thank you Mother Nature!

Sunday morning I found a purse/tote book and the Breadbox pattern looked interesting and I thought a winter purse would be a great idea, since winter is just eating us alive this year, I had some mitten fabric and the snowflake fabric -- and I finished that up on Sunday -- can't wait to use it -- maybe tomorrow we can get out!    

Wondering what my sweet girl Poochie has been doing in this frigid weather -- well this is one of her favorite places to snooze  -- I think she was wanting me adjust her pillows in this picture!

And here she is again -- snoozing because she just can't bear to even look outside -- she loves to be out but this weather is just too cold for her so she is escorted out and quickly brought in -- she would prefer to sniff and check everything out -- but with this extreme cold we just can not allow this -- one thing for sure I am sure she is loving having her momma home with her these extra few days!

Well tomorrow is another bitter cold day here in Northern IL -- everything is once again closed  -- so I will be sewing again tomorrow

How are you doing?  is is cold in your area?

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stitches

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