Friday, 6 February 2009

Dresden plate (and snow)

Since I finished my Seductive Curves quilt, I've felt in the need of some sewing that doesn't need a lot of brain power. (No rude comments, please!) I decided to get some of my UFOs finished and have started with the Dresden plate top I made recently.

Since it's only 40" square, it layered up and quilted really quickly. I didn't do much quilting on the 'plates', just round the centres to hold them down and then some echo quilting round the edges to emphasise the pattern. The borders were quilted with my favourite meander with hearts, and I put a little pink heart in the centre of each pink square.

Not quite my usual style, but very suitable for the colour scheme!

I couldn't believe it when I got up this morning to find more snow! We had a few inches on Tuesday, which resulted in a 'working from home' day for me. Wednesdays I don't work, so I was up ready for work on Thursday, to find about 6" of snow had fallen overnight. All my schools were closed, and I hadn't got any more work with me, so I had a snow day! I was planning to do some food shopping etc. today, but will wait till it stops snowing at least. This is the view from my front door.

(The thing on the right hand side which looks a bit like a cow's ear, is in fact a leaf on my bay tree!) And this is the view out of my bedroom window, over next door's garden and the fields.

For Middle England, this is serious snow! If you want to look at some decent photos of the snow (definitely no cow's ears etc) then Jane has some really lovely ones on her blog. Meanwhile, since I'm warm and snug, both DD and DS are safe and well, DH has a large heavy car and lots of common sense and I don't have any travel plans till Monday, I'm enjoying the view!


Sew Create It - Jane said...

LOL - no ears indeed...just snow snow and more snow. What a week it has been! And it is set to continue next week!

Julie in the Barn said...

Wow! Snow indeed. It's snowing here, too, so I'm snug inside working on UFOs like you. I'm so happy you visited my blog because I have now discovered yours and it is delightful! The Panto sounds like so much fun. When I finally make a trip to your country I hope to attend one. And I love the pinwheel instructions. I have it bookmarked and added to my bucket list. Thanks, Lynda. I'll be back.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lynda
What beautiful work displayed on your blog!
I want to invite the Piecemakers to a celebration of creative crafts in St Mary's on feb 22nd. I want to show off the lovely altar cloth made for us. Piecemakers can bring stitching to do during the service! How can I get word round to them? Contact me at home or via church office. Blessed are the Piecemakers!
xxx lesley turner

black bear cabin said...

That dresden plate looks very pretty! Stay warm and cozy and enjoy the rarity of the snow...even though we get a lot here, i still love it! Nothing like curling up with a good book in front of the fire on a day like this :) enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Some people think they have a lot of snow !
The reindeer which went by here this morning could say something about that.