Thursday, December 24, 2009

Icy day, good day to sew

This is what the tree near the front of my house looked like last night. The freezing rain started in the morning. I think it might have been just rain for part of the day and then back to freezing rain again at night. I went to the post office in the morning and was just happy to get back home and stay in all day.I finally got in gear and got gifts wrapped, and some mailed. Then I quilted my summer quilt, just meandering again, my favorite all over pattern. I was going to quilt some hearts in it too but I got going and forgot all about them.
I used this Kaffe fabric on the back. It was a good buy a couple years ago when one of the online stores was closing out all of the older prints.
My brother and I decided it was too icy to go out to get a meal to take to our dad's apartment last night so I hope we can go tonight. We're supposed to get a lot of rain today and temps near 38.

17 comments:

Krabadan said...

Great job on the quilt. It looks great. Hope you and your brother get to visit with your Dad. Merry Christmas.

A Quilter Awakens said...

Beautiful summer quilt. Stay safe and warm. Merry Christmas to you! Karmen

patstudio said...

just found your blog. love that quilt. oh those colors.....

and merry christmas/happy holidays to you and yours....

pat

Gene Black said...

Peace to you Wanda. The quilt is lovely as usual.

Take care with this icy weather and stay safe.

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Vicki W said...

Oooh, you're getting a heat wave! It was 44 here yesterday and I got hot in my coat.

hetty said...

Your weather is moving into our area tomorrow. I guess it'll be a green Christmas for us. Your summer quilt looks great! Love that Kaffe fabric! Hope you can get out today with your brother and visit your Dad. Wishing you the Merriest of Christmasses!

karenfae said...

I hope your icy weather will clear up so you can visit with your father for Christmas. Have a very Merry Christmas.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Ruth Anne Olson said...

Those icy trees are both beautiful and treacherous. Stay inside and keep creating beautiful quilts, like this one.

BUMBLE BEANS said...

Yucky ice!!! be safe, and Happy Holidays!

Sherrill said...

Hey, that quilt didn't need those hearts after all! Still looks beautiful (and SPRINGY!!). Stay safe and Merry Christmas!

Jean said...

The quilt is beautiful. So is the tree, but hate what it means! lol Our snow has started, they are predicting 10 -12" for us.

imquilternity said...

That's a great photo of the freezing rain, but it does make me glad I'm nice and warm inside my house!

Love your summer quilt...those pastels are so beautiful and peaceful.

Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and thanks SO MUCH for all the wonderful inspiration you provide all year long! You're a treasure!!

Diane said...

It is Christmas Eve and I'm telling my boys how this was always my favorite day to work at QBU. Customer traffic was slow, except for all those husbands buying last minute gifts, big ticket items and expensive gift certificates. I think we even offered gift wrapping that day. What fun!

Merry, Merry Christmas Wanda. Please stay safe.

By the way, all the journals I've given as gifts have been very well received. Thanks for making my shopping so convenient.

Gari said...

Stay safe, ice storms are beautiful but not good to go out in. Love your summer quilt (and all your quilts). Merry Christmas.

Cathi said...

Your summer quilt really is stunning. Love that fabric you used for the backing.
Hope the weather doesn't give you a migraine. We're getting your weather later tonight/tomorrow. Green Christmas for us for sure.

Bunny said...

Love your quilt beautiful. Hope your drive won't be icy. Be safe and have a wonderful Christmas.

Rebel said...

Can't wait to see the whole summer quilt finished, I love that Fasset fabric.

I'm quilting again!!! I think I'm going to do some meandering myself.