Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Jack Frost Visits

It was actually above 0 when I checked the temperature at 8 a.m. yesterday. We are heading into a warm spell, the low 20's. Jack Frost visited my west kitchen windows and left me a little forest of ferns with a grass line and roots below.I don't know if it was the high barometric pressure or what but I had a nagging headache all day yesterday, nothing severe, just nagging. I did manage to get a lot of ditch quilting in the piece below and now I have to decide whether I want straight lines in the borders or some free motion quilting.
I think I'll do the ditch quilting on the plaid NY beauty while I contemplate that.

22 comments:

Sue said...

Beautiful frosty pic. Thanks for helping to cool me down a bit, we're in mid summer and it was 46 deg Cel on Sunday.....thats over 110F

Jackie said...

Your frost pictures are always so wonderful. I remember them from last year. I just love the colors in the quilt that you have pictured. Beautiful!

Clare said...

Lovely frosty photo and the colours in your plaid NYB are just wonderful.

Eva said...

Something like migraene happens to me when the pressure is so high, together with clear sky and dry cold. All the people say, what a lovely weather, the sun comes out... and I mumble, please let the sun go down...

Jean said...

Beautiful pic...just wait, though, the cold weather is probably heading for you. We are -15 this AM, temp, not wind chill, with snow coming tonight....

Pat said...

Lovely quilt on the machine there. I can also remember your last year's frost photos and do love seeing them. I am just glad they aren't able to be taken HERE. LOL

Ruth Anne Olson said...

I used to love visits from Jack Frost--until I had to pay a heating bill.
Nagging headaches have been a problem for me and a couple of others over the past week. It must be something atmospheric.

Joyce said...

Frost patterns on the windows are amazing. If only we could replicate that in fabric!

Maria said...

Oh I just love your frosty pictures.
You are doing well with your quitls.

Hope your headache is better soon.

karenfae said...

love the Jack Frost photos, I spent my first 27 years in the northern states and enjoyed it all the time in the winter - here in the south it is rare to have that on our windows - maybe this week with it being so cold? we woke up to 12 this morning (I do get some ice on the windshield)
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Needled Mom said...

Jack Frost left you such a pretty scene. A warm spell???? Oh my, what will you do?

Pretty quilt.The colors are so pleasant.

Quiltdivajulie said...

It was 14 here this morning - that's COLD for Memphis. And the "s" word was mentioned several times in the morning paper (meaning there will be a mass convergence on the area grocery stores today). Sigh ... some of us who grew up in Michigan know to keep food in the pantry at all times.

Anxious to see the plaid NY Beauty ... imagining it now!

PattiCakes said...

I like Joyce's idea of replicating that frost pattern on fabric. It would make an outstanding border!

Laura said...

What a pretty picture! We don't see that type of scenery here in AZ, which is fine with me LOL. Been there, done that having spent 20 years in North Dakota.

I had a bad headache day yesterday too. Never could knock it completely out and woke up with a dull headache again today.

Jane said...

your quilt is simply beautiful. Do you use patterns or simple create them yourself? You have such an incredible eye for color; I wish I could have you for a teacher!

Anonymous said...

I like your description of your frosted kitchen window.

Enlarging todays piece sure shows off the wonderful fabrics in detail.

J~MT

Cathi said...

That is such a fabulous picture of the frost! Guess that's one good thing about winter -- it gives some unique photo opportunities.
I always think the real cold weather brings on more headaches.

Sherrill said...

OOO, love the quilt AND the window. Both are BEE-YOU-TI-FUL!

Deborah said...

Lovely frost and quilt!

belinda said...

What a lovely frost painting you had to enjoy....if I had been there I would have had my magnifying glass out and having a closer look! I would have been looking there and then over looking at your gorgeous quilt!!!

Vicky F said...

Brrr, Wanda,
Those icy windows send a shiver up my back. We're getting some spitting freezing drizzle right now. Tomorrow's morning drive should be fun (hah).

Your quilt is even prettier in close-up mode.
Keep warm.
Vicky F

hetty said...

Sorry to hear that you had a headache. Interesting that I had one yesterday. I think that pressure system was over us yesterday. I always thought it was low pressure that caused my headaches. Oh, well... your quilt looks amazing!