Monday, March 11, 2013

Second snow day


Blizzard conditions were forecast for this morning and at 6am it was a disappointing sight as although there had been high winds overnight, there was a distinct lack of snow. Not long after the schools decided they weren't going to open and by 7 am we did have snow here. Lizzie went out to see whether she would walk into town for her Project Trident work placement but came back and decided it wasn't worth risking slipping.

Yesterday Nick reinstalled my design wall as a late Valentine present. I've got my Mother's Day present too but he won't find out about that until the credit card statement arrives. :) Here is the finished scrappy trip around the world for the Chez Soi challenge. I'd like to get it quilted and bound this week, but today I have Esietddfod certificates to check and sort as well as quilting Anne's quilt on my long arm.
 
 

In the UK yesterday was Mother's Day so I installed myself in the lounge and apart from moving my stuff from one side of my craft room to the other so Nick could get to the wall, I stitched the frames for the Spring Sampler from The Frosted Pumpkin. This is a particularly rubbish photo as the linen is actually pale lilac not grey. I'm pleased with how this looks as this is one of the remnants of linen that I bought at denman and it only cost me £2. The patterns for each block will be released once a week for five weeks in April, making a total of 25 little spring vignette's which include cupcakes and umbrellas. So far I've completed six out of the 25 frames.
 
Participating in the Let's get acquainted blog hop at Owen's Olivia
 

5 comments:

Christine said...

I love your scrappy trip blocks. I was trying to do the woodland sampler for my first cross stitch project and I made a lot of mistakes so I put it down but I may try it again.

Angela Bullard said...

I've just started on my Spring Sampler and cannot wait to see what they come up with this time :). I'm impressed with how far you've gotten already!

Scrapatches said...

Your projects are lovely. You have already made impressive progress on your new sampler one. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

Hi stopped in from Owens Olivia. Love those squares! Wow.

QuiltCandy said...

Well done on finishing your Scrappy Trip quilt! How will you quilt it? The Spring Sampler sounds lovely too, can't wait to see it.