Monday, March 20, 2017

March and Daylight Savings

Every year it seems like it gets harder when Daylight Savings rolls around. It seems to me that it would be much easier to have Summer hours and Winter hours and not cause so much chaos in peoples lives. Okay, now that my rant is over here's the news from our little corner of Idaho.

Marcus Fabric is having a mug rug contest and I finally discovered some Marcus fabric in my stash so used my Accuquilt Dies and cutter to make my St Patrick's Mug Rug. It was a fun and fast project made much easier with Accuquilt.

Then Accuquilt was having a sale on their Studio Dies so I invested in a few I had been looking at one of which are the Scottie Dog. They would look really cute in a border of a quilt. I have a friend and Accuquilt Customer who has a new Scottie puppy.





As you may have heard we have been having serious flooding here in Southern Idaho from snow melt. We have had a lot of snow this winter and when it started melting fast and the ground was frozen it had no where to go. It's hard to see but the fields and the road are underwater. So the Army Corps of Engineers came in and put these 12" pipes to pump the water into the canals to drain the fields. Our road has become the place people come to see how bad the water is and if it has gone down any.
Fortunately the weather has warmed up into the 50's so it feels like spring here the last few days and has been lovely and just like spring. Now if it just lasts for awhile before it gets to summer. That's pretty much how things are around here.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Already March


I've been really remiss and okay I'll say it lazy about posting anything the last several months. As you may have heard Idaho is having record snowfall this year. I've been told by those who have lived here a long time the last time they remember having a








large amount of snow was winter of 79/80. This is the start of our 8th year here. We had a few days this week above freezing and some rain and snow started to melt which is turning the hay field next to us into a lake. We had between 2 - 3 feet of snow. Hard to tell exactly with the drifting.





While we wait for spring I started knitting this sweater. It is a kit from either Mary Maxium or Annie's can't remember at the moment. So far an easy knit.


I also took advantage some sales and purchased a kit from Craftsy. It is a small quilt so far one block down and 8 more to go. The pieces are an odd size so I am having to cut them with a ruler and rotary cutter. If I do it again I'll use my Accuquilt dies and same time and wear and tear on my wrists. Wonderful and easy pattern to use up lots of scraps.


I've also made this quilt top using the Accuquilt GO Big die for Snail's Trail on my Accuquilt Studo Cutter. It was fast and easy and the top pieced really fast.

So I am going to try and do better at posting and staying in touch.

Talk to you soon.