Wednesday, January 14, 2009

baby it's cold outside

I haven't been making as good progress as I had hoped for on Blessings and Kind Wishes. I've been napping on the train both ways for at least half of each way so that means less stitching time as this piece is my train project. But I do want it complete this by the end of the weekend so that means working on it Saturday, like I did last weekend. But then I can move onto one of my smaller WIPs. I can't stand it when my WIP collumn gets so big. :-)

I also have some progress that I can finally see on block 1 of Houses of Hawk Run Hollow. It's coming along nicely and I'm on track to have it complete by the end of the month. Then I have to go through my NPS stash and see what I need to purchase for block 2. I only buy what I need to spread the costs of the piece throughout the year.

The third from the last section of Book of Ink Circles came out yesterday. So I need to work on that also this weekend. I'll be glad when I can take that one off my list also. :-) It's a nice looking block - my favorite corner block of the four.

And to explain today's blog title, the weather has taken a turn for the worse. A second Alberta Clipper is blasting through the area. Negative temps and snow and even more wind all coming to the Chicagoland area today and tonight. Alberta, please take it back, we don't need anymore cold and snow.

9 comments:

Siobhan said...

Great progress, Margie! Your Blessing looks wonderful, love the fabric you chose for it. Your Houses is coming along nicely, too. There is a lot of work in those pieces!!

BTW, my neighbor's daughter is named Aoife & every time I see her, a pic of your Aoife flashes in my mind! :) I probably told you that before...

Lucy said...

Nice work!!! Hey, we are luckily not getting much of the snow here in the 'burgh...just the frigid temps!

Cindy F. said...

Good job Margie!! Really beautiful work!

Karoline said...

They both look lovely Margie, great progress

Melissa said...

Great job, Margie. I can't wait to see your next progress picture.

Kathryn said...

I'm not much of a bird person, but I love the birds on Blessings. Maybe because I do like blue herons. Good progress on Houses. I'm glad you like it because it will be around for a long, long time.

Cathy B said...

Freezing right along with you Margie (to your northwest in MN).

Your making great progress on your BBD project. Some days I wish that I had a train that I could take to work so that I could do something productive during my commute - like stitching!

The Scarlett house said...

I'm originally from northern IL. How I remember the winters! You have my sympathy. I'd send you some warm sunshine from AZ if I could. That particular house took me forever on HHRH. Nice progress on both.

Katrina said...

Stay warm! Hope you get lots of stitching time :-).