Let it snow + addendum

January 10, 2021 – Snow day fence

When you get snow once every three years it tends to get your attention …

Slow motion snow video

So yesterday, there was a lot of watching out the window. And there might also have been soup for lunch followed by a mid-afternoon snack of hot chocolate and popcorn …

But best of all were the pictures streaming out of Austin …

of a first-time experience for the grandgirls …

Turn up video volume to hear the best giggle ever

Such fun …

Addendum:

The patches are stitched together day-by-day making a linear calendar of sorts …

Each month will be about 60″ long … then the strips will be stitched together with black and white borders, as I did with Remember 2016

All the creatures are stirring … there’s even a mouse

There is so much to show, so much to tell. Open House stuff first.

Do you see him?

A Santa found many many years ago at a Cedarburg, Wisconsin craft show back in my research librarian days …

He must be at least 25 years old … so vintage, right?

And then there’s the menagerie overseen by a proper Herald Angel …

The folk art pig was my parents’ gift on my 50th birthday (it has grown on me over the years, but it caused some head-shaking wonderment at first) … the armadillo was one of our first South Congress, Austin finds … and the longhorn was painted by Don. Oh, and the bell used to hang from a bedraggled bit of green yarn in our family copy of the Polar Express. We can still hear it ringing.

Then there’s the what iffing that I’ve been up to. As in, what if I wanted to make paper-pieced ornaments?

And what if, instead of removing the basting, I made the basting visible in the form of French knots?

And what if I used some of my Boho clothing?

And maybe even, what if I tried making teeny-tiny hexies by printing them on adhesive label stock so they would stay put on the cloth?

Well, that would result in some very productive, if messy, making … ably overseen by Dee’s Christmas Lady Mouse

Bo Ho Ho … Merry Christmas!

P.S. here’s a needle-cushion addendum for Mo …

Santa Claus came to town

I’m not sure how our town did Santa in the past, but this year he was socially distanced and there was but one not-so-tiny reindeer ere he drove out of sight …

The Santa at our Open House is a little less flighty. Put together by a dear friend in Virginia …

he has overseen our Texas celebrations for over ten years …

And I’d love to show you the nifty paper-pieced ornament I just made, but the future recipient is a reader here so it will have to wait until the second day of Christmas to be revealed.

Instead, I’ll confess I’ve taken apart my wonky nine-patches …

and am reconfiguring them …

whilst auditioning some other oranges and yellows. I’m not there yet, so this is “to be continued” for sure.

Last, but not least, I would be remiss if I didn’t show you Don’s gnome revision …

with apologies to him for insisting on showing the unfinished version the other day. But hey, I get to show it off twice this way! And rumor has it there are more to come …