Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Where's The Thaw - Only Recorded Breaking Cold!!

We never had the January thaw this year in southwestern Ontario. It's just so cold with record breaking chilly temperatures nearly every day, week after week. The records date back to 1904!
I'm going to be so appreciative when the nice weather arrives.
You truly don't know what you've got till it's gone!

                                                              On the upside...

                                               The sun is shining & the sky is blue!

The 'blue' wallhanging is now done!

 The carrots & flower stems add a touch of colour but don't conflict with the blue theme.

This is the pattern by Lori Smith & yes I did use fusible web & DID NOT reverse the patterns first.
It was had but I worked in the daylight & taped the picture above to the window to see the proper placement. Hindsight I would have reversed the pattern!

Dark HST.
 When putting it together I didn't know which colour would look best in the center basket...

Light HST
The camera is your friend when your in doubt. The dark looks so much better! And the basket is facing the wrong way for the mirror image!

 I just love the movement of the rabbits around the fence.

 Now it needs to be quilted. There's snow coming this afternoon so I may just settle in with a hot cup of tea & machine quilt it together.

 With the William Morris blue scraps, I framed in some embroidery work. It's a free download from Bird Brain Designs. And the saying is oh so true!

The Pet Update

From the oldest to the youngest...

Tommy is sleeping the winter away & only makes an appearance to eat & use the grit box.
He's usually asleep on my bed. The great thing is he sleeps where I sleep & the bed is always warm for me at night when I get into bed! Thanks Tommy!

This is still Boris' favourite pastime until he get get outside to enjoy the warm sunbathing days.
If not here he's under his blankets sound asleep.

Rexton on the other hand...

 She loves the baskets & follows the sun in the rooms.

 She too hibernates her days but is very lively when awake.

                                                             She just loves the sun on her.

She now wears a Ducks Unlimited collar. It was a bracelet that my son Mitchell gave me but I think it looks perfect on Rexton & adds a girly touch to her. After wearing that head cone for two weeks this was nothing when I put it around her neck. She totally accepted it!

 We took a trip to IKEA last weekend.

 And purchased the cupboards for storage in the laundry room.

 The cupboards are stacked one on top of the other, perfect storage & more cupboards to come!

 Two over the dryer/washer will be a custom install that will be done this weekend! I just love this little room. As Bill put it it went from the ugliest room in the house to a very nice room! And oh so functional too!

Where's the spring?

 I've been adding a touch of spring through colour. The pink placemats were transformed into pillow coverings & the tablecloth was made into a inside curtain!
 Even though you look out at the snow, you first view the flower bouquets in the drapes!
                                                           Then you see the snow!

 I also finished the round crewel piece I found at a thrift shop. Someone did some beautiful wool embroidery on this & it reminded me of Mary Englbriet styling.

 When I was at the grocery store these mini rose bushes were on sale from Valentine's Day. I removed all the red packaging & added them to the empty clay pots I had. I'm going to take them east to put in my garden there. I've got them around the outside here & they've survived. Fingers crossed these too will make there home in my cottage garden.

 Here's a FREE BOM that I'm doing from Buttermilk Basin Design www.buttermilkbasin.blogspot.com

This is January's BOM...I'll be working to get caught up. New FREE patterns are released on the 15th of every month! I'm enjoying using my rug hooking wool with the quilting cotton. The two fabric textures really compliment each other in the primitive styling.

Thank you for stopping by & if your in the Baie-Sainte-Anne area this Wednesday evening at 7pm - do stop in for the first EBH Garden Club www.ebhgardenclub.com, at the firehall.  I wish I was there to hear all the talk of gardening, something that will be happening when the snow is gone.

I find spring to be the most God like time of the year, everything coming to life & the beauty of all that colour & texture that comes with it. Truly a time of thankfulness...that we survived another winter here in Canada! lol

Thought for the week.

Realize that life is a school and that you are here to learn. Problems are life lessons from which you learn.

#15 of the - 40 Pieces of Advice

1 comment:

  1. So sorry I missed this post. I recalled seeing it on Bloglovin and I didn't had time to comment and life happened and I totally forgot about it. I hate it when this happens.

    You did a fantastic job on that blue bunny wall hanging and the little quote about dishes. I wouldn't have known the pattern was reversed. It's really beautiful.

    Your pets sure look spoiled but they are not even aware of how lucky they are.

    What a shame that you have to hide your beautiful laundry room. A great place on the wall for more wall hanging.

    Love the wool appliqué. Your stitching is perfect.

    We're having sunny skies here today and still cold at -11°C.

    Take care,
    Hugs, ♡