Since I'm still not quite up to getting out, I took a picture from my back door that may give you some idea as to how much snow we have. I heard we are to expect more perhaps Tuesday. My poor husband doesn't have to decide what kind of exercise he's going to do--he's been snow blowing and scooping snow off the roof all weekend!
I've been in a bit of a slump lately, both health wise and quilting wise. Actually, I think one affects the other. In my closet of fabrics I have a box where I've been collecting some Kaffe Fassett fabrics which I've been dreaming of using. I have several fat quarters plus a jelly roll. The problem I've been having is to to find a pattern in which I could incorporate both. This is where the kindness of a fellow blogger comes in. When I wrote to Wanda Hanson at Exuberant Color and told her about my ideas for a quilt, she made some suggestions. We wrote back and forth for a bit and then she worked out the measurements for me. I then wrote that I liked the ideas but couldn't picture it, and I was too tired due to the pneumonia to try anything yet. So, what does she do but whips up some blocks and sends me a picture. After that I decided what I wanted to do but wasn't sure if my fabric would work or not, so then she sent a link to another quilt. I went to bed and thought some more. By the time I woke up this morning, walked into my sewing room, and looked at the explosion of fabric that I had left out on my cutting table, I had made my decision.
Today, I seem to finally have a little more energy, although my chest is clearing slowly. I cut and sewed these 4 blocks to see how it will look. I'm very happy and excited about them! It feels good to have that spark again. My thanks to a fellow blogger for helping along. Isn't blog land something? I'm still too weak to stand for long, so I wont' be able to do a lot of cutting, but it is very satisfying to have made the decision. Now I can start organizing and cutting .
I am also knitting a sweater called The Tea Leaves Cardigan which I found on Ravelry. It is knit from the top down-- a new and wonderful method that I've just discovered. The yarn is a very nice double knitting weight cotton. It's called Buttterfly by Kertzer, made in Greece and such a gorgeous color!