Friday, November 23, 2007

Winter is Here!

No, seriously …. WINTER has finally arrived here in Toronto. Driving yesterday was a nightmare and so glad that we didn’t have to go anywhere.

Things are coming together quite well for this quilt. Another week or so and it should be pretty close to assembling. The letters are slowing me down, but once you get the hang of it, then they become easier to make.

My sketched design keeps changing. I keep jotting down ideas, cross some old ones off and then think about how a block can be made up.

A couple of my trees looks like they are doing the hula dance ….. it’s so cold and windy here, the trees are dancing to keep warm!

Indeed, it is challenging, but …… what fun to see something in my head come together in fabric.

Did you folks south of the border have a great Thanksgiving yesterday? So, who is going out shopping on Black Friday for bargains?

This week, I finished up my SSCS gift and it's now drying and waiting for a label and then it can be sent to ....... Nope, you will have to wait until after Xmas to see who got what!

Have a great day!

17 comments:

Juliann in WA said...

I love your trees - can't wait to get home and have some time to work on my ideas for this. I haven't done anything but dream about it.

Exuberant Color said...

I love the winter wallhanging, and no, no shopping for me. There are a bunch of crazy people out there sleeping on the sidewalks in 20 degree weather to be first.

joyce said...

Your winter quilt is beautiful and it has given me another word for mine - icicle.

atet said...

I love the hula dancing trees! As for shopping here -- only two stops today. Target (oh crud, I forgot to pick up the diapers...&%#)&..I'm going to have to go back. EEEKKK!!!) and Joann's for their "doorbuster" sale -- 50% off on a lot of items and get there by noon and you get another 20% off your total purchase. I had some things to pick up to finish gifts so...made sense to me!

Vicki W said...

That is such a cool quilt! So, I'm going to be in Toronto Wednesday and Thursday - just how cold is it????

May Kristin said...

I love this quilt! It is so fun that you are showing it to us, step by step!

Linda said...

It's look fantastic, Black Friday shopping, just a little, 16 fq's for $16, and 2 pairs of jeans. Nothing huge, but enough.

Dora said...

It will be a wonderful quilt! All your quilts are so beautiful!

Bren said...

No Black Friday shopping here...my feet are still up from last night!

Guðrún said...

This looks like a scene from the North pole, well maybe not the trees. It´s fun to see your progress.

loulee1 said...

The winter quilt looks great.
We too have howling winds and dropping temperatures, good days to be indoors quilting.

Sølvi said...

This winter-quilt seems to come out very nice. Interesting to follow your work

Karen Dianne Lee said...

This is going to be so neat when its all done. I am really looking forward to it.

How neat - hula dancing trees. I love the visual. ;)

No Black Friday shopping. I had my Quilt Guild meeting today (held at the Quilt Shop) and did my shopping for MEEEEEEE today. ;)

Sue said...

I love your winter quilt, look forward to seeing the finished product. Blue & White are great colours for a winter quilt.

CONNIE W said...

Thanksgiving was wonderful - two great dinners - lots of family and fun. NO Black Friday shopping though, avoided that! This morning I set up both of my new pre-lit trees and it was as easy as could be. Later will add the ornaments.

Catherine said...

Your winter quilt really does look like winter! Rather appropriate, given our weather here in Toronto!

Helen Stubbings said...

I think its looking great! thanks for visiting me at Helens Hugs, nice to 'meet' you. hugs, Helen in Tassie AUST where we are just entering our summer, beautiful days..