snowed in

Some dread a snow event.  Not for one moment, not I.  I can smell a snow sky before I see it.  The snow clouds reveal their true nature to me.  Honestly, I believe that I could live happily in a more arctic climate than what we currently experience in upstate New York.  You will never hear me complain about the snow.  Ice?  A different story altogether!

I went to work today and was dismissed early because of the increasingly dangerous roads. The storm is keeping to its promise – it will be a doozy.  My daughter is safety tucked away in the south, but my son, who is a firefighter, will probably be exposed to harsh conditions tonight.  I pray, as always, that he will remain out of harms way.

When it snows, I cook.  I bake.  And more often than not, I retreat to my sewing room and happily create whatever strikes my fancy.  There are some projects that need my attention, but I was feeling much too relaxed for them when I came home.  Instead, I went to my Economy Blocks.DSCN7071DSCN7070Pleasing little 5 1/5″ blocks constructed entirely from the scrap bins …DSCN7069Each one contains a small story and for this reason I feel that the piles will grow and grow!

My mother is no longer piecing, but she enjoys stitching her whole cloth quilts, and she is very good – her stitches are even and precise and she uses fun variegated threads with the solid tops.  Recently she began using beautiful linen for the backings – they are delicious…as light as a feather and just scrumptious to the touch.DSCN7058DSCN7061DSCN7060I know.  I squealed when I saw the little bird too.DSCN7059This small piece really wants a liberty cotton binding, wouldn’t you agree? Oh, there’s more!  A dear friend brought a parcel back from Paris.  (how did I get so lucky?)DSCN7065Let me just say that I would trade anything to be able to go into a fabric store and have my purchases wrapped in such a way, so unique, so old world and true.  To never have to see my precious goods slung across the counter encased in white plastic. . . do I ask for too much?  I know for certain that I was born into the wrong century.  I know for certain that I am loved, thank you Lally.DSCN7067Linen – unlike anything I’ve ever seen in the states.

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About jody

mother of two amazing individuals, daughter, sister, artist, partner - devoted to knitting, quilting, gardening,writing,painting, reading, sewing, longing to live by the sea
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3 Responses to snowed in

  1. It is always a delight to see your patchwork pieces and cute prints mixed together in surprising ways! The whole cloth quilt is exquisite! Love that little bird 🙂
    Wish you a Happy, healthy and creative New Year!

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  2. pratima says:

    sorry, my earlier comment got posted with another wordpress account.

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  3. Pratima says:

    Hi, Thank you for your sweet comment on my post. I don’t know your email, so I couldn’t reply to your question about raveling of linen fabrics directly. Yes, the edges do fray quite a bit, so I try to handle the pieces gently. Some with tighter weave hold better and I am also loving the recent ones that are coming out called linen sheeting. They are almost quilting weight, doesn’t fray much and really nice for quilting purposes. Hope this helps 🙂
    Have a great weekend!

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