Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Stormy day

The view in my studio is a little darker today with the blowing snow outside.

I was slow getting going this morning lolling about with tea and a crossword, but I've been making up got it since. I finished the last bit of vacuuming, put in a wash, and put chicken bones on to simmer. I'll make soup for tomorrow nights supper in case my husband is headed home.

Just before lunch, I put together a few more pieces for the baby quilt.

I put in a strip of grey with the black and white dandelions to see if it will work. I think so.

Since lunch, I've been working on the borders for the tree. The sides are on. I'm still thinking about the top and bottom. I have a few more things to add, like some thin shrubs at the forefront, maybe a bit of lace and some white sparkly thread for frosty highlights.

I also took a few minutes to try out some chalk paint on a kitchen chair. It really does apply beautifully and all you need to do for prep is clean. I think though, that I may go back to an off white. Not sure yet.

Well, I'm going now to make tea and take a break.



Mystic Quilter said...

I must try some of this chalk paint - looks wonderful stuff. I love the side borders and top border for the tree but not 100% sure about the darker bottom border, I found it a little distracting and yet it picks up the colours on the tree beautifully. Glad you're busy in your studio - baby quilt looking good!

Laurel's Stitches said...

I agree with Mystic Quilter about the borders. Last night, I watched a couple of news clips about that system travelling through your part of the country. I hear you're going to get another system soon after this one leaves! Thank goodness for cosy studios! Your's has a beautiful window on the world.

I love the baby quilt colours and prints. It is very sweet looking.

Thanks for posting to TN&TN's WIP Wednesday!

Linda H said...

Holly, I love the baby quilt blocks! So sweet. And that tree is beautiful! Can't wait to see it once it's finished.

Mereknits said...

You are getting so much done, have fun.