Monday, February 10, 2014

grey skies . . .


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No sooner had I posted yesterday's picture of the daffodil stems poking through the soil, we got word that we're under a winter weather watch, which has since been downgraded to an advisory.  They're saying the worst of the weather will go to the *south* of us.  UGH!  I really would love a little good snowfall, but it seems we're destined to miss it, here in the Tennessee Valley area.  *sigh*

The pickings on the design wall are slim today.  I seriously want to finish the snowflake project and get it out of the way.
I've got to finish the second side and frame it (in fabric) and turn it into something useful.  Maybe working on it early in the week will swing the snow mojo our way.  Ha!

And I'm solid working on my Celtic knot hexie . . .
This piece has a February 27 deadline, so I'm anxious to finish up the borders and get started on the hedge (the knot) itself!  It's made up of colonial knots (another new-to-me stitch) and French knots, my favorites!  Linking up to Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday.

Todd brought me a treat home this weekend . . .
Perfect for a (one person) tea party!  LOL!  Isn't he sweet?  :)  

Sunday afternoon I'll head to Ellie's to spend a couple of days while her mommy and daddy head out for a conference.  I'll get home Tuesday evening and turn around Wednesday morning to head out on retreat! Whoohoo!!  It means I need to get organized and tie up my loose ends this week.  It will be a busy one!

Happy Monday, happy week!

:)

12 left a comment . . .:

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

I really like that snowflake project. It's turning out great. And you can keep your snow! I don't want anything measurable in my part of the TN Valley! I've always liked winter but this one has been waaaay too cold for me...

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love the snowflake block. Enjoy your day and your retreat.

Gina said...

Snowflake block is great and I love how your stitching is coming along xx

Janet O. said...

Gorgeous snowflake, Denise!!
Oh, that knot work is not for the faint of heart, like me! I can handle a few in a stitchery piece, but goodness, woman, you are doing nothing but knots! Mine are not consistent enough to look good in something like that. Of course, if I had to make that many of them, they might get pretty consistent. : )

Mary said...

fun with your stitching while you spend time with Ellie. The snow is pretty here and I'm just enduring it. I'm not a fan of driving in it. Freezing rain on top of it is SCARY! Happy to be snowbound. Todd is a sweetie to bring you treats!

Melissa Bishop said...

Mini cakes-yum! Love the snow flake block. I've very interested in seeing how it progresses.

Kate said...

The Snowflake block is beautiful, and so is your Celtic stitchery.

Needled Mom said...

I really like that snowflake block.

Have a nice time away.

Teresa in Music City said...

I saw your finished snowflake on FB - it's GORGEOUS!!!! I don't think we are going to get any snow either, but my mom in the NC mountains is snowed in - it's been snowing there for 3 days! And our kids in the Charlotte area are being told to expect up to 12 inches - yikes!!!! The last time it snowed like that in NC was the weekend Don and I moved to Tennessee :*)

Jean(ie) said...

YUM on those treats.
I hope you still get to retreat and stay safe and warm. I hear the weather is dicey. The kids in Cullman had snow. Looks like a fair ammount, too! Luckily (or unluckily) the youngest lives on the grounds of where she works. So she can walk. Her hubby has a commute to B'ham from There. I hope he plays it safe.

Either way. Have fun. Be warm. Be safe!

Kris said...

I LOVE your snowflake!! And I went and checked out the rest of the BOM snowflakes too!! It will be fabulous in 2026!! :-))

Sarah said...

Oh yes, how very sweet of him to buy you tea party sweets. What favor tea will you choose?

I hope you have fun on retreat! I suppose I best get ready again myself. I am still pretty much packed but need to cut out the next set of pieces to sew...after making a test piece since I am kinda winging it.