Tuesday, January 28, 2014

January- A Busy Month & Seattle Weather

Weather Update in the Seattle area-
Still no snow on the ground.  Haven't had any snow at all this winter.  Not much rain, so not much snow in the mountains for skiing.  It also means not much snow pack to melt off for water next summer. It is in the 40's today and forecast to stay about that all week. Keeping all of you in the bitter cold in my thoughts and prayers.
It has been a busy month!
But I have got a lot of stitching done--

This is a block I stitched for a surprise for a friend in a local guild. 

I bought this quilt top on ebay.  Love the black toile! It came with the matching binding. I sewed the binding (4 rows) along the top, folded it over, and put buttonholes in it.  Now it is my new shower curtain!
I visited a friend over Martin Luther King weekend.  She lives in the southwest corner of Washington state.  This is the view from her deck.

Mouth of the Columbia river at sunset as it moves into the Pacific ocean.

This is the Megler bridge that crosses from WA state to Astoria, OR.  It is overcast and foggy, but you can get the idea. Mt St Helens (that erupted in 1980) is just to the left of this photo in the distance.

And a sunny day picture of the last bit of land that juts out into the Pacific Ocean.
While I was there, I finished sewing the binding down on this baby quilt. It went to DD #2 at her baby shower.

I also made DD#2 a diaper bag with turtle, giraffe and crocodile on the inside.

It was a kit from JoAnn Fabrics. I used the lining fabric for the outside and vice versa.

Two more blocks for my Red Home quilt are finished.

I finished Jardin Prive's Joyeux Noel aux Rennes.  I put a cat button in the spot where a backstitched teddy bear was charted.  And I hung colored bulb ornament buttons instead of the white buttons on the pattern. I haven't decided if I will add some vintage lace or trim on it, but I will get a few more buttons for the bottom row of the tree.

This afghan is almost finished.  It is the first one I have crocheted in over 20 years.  A friend gave me the purple yarn and I used a JoAnn's 25% off entire order coupon for the oatmeal yarn.  The yarn was already on sale and the total cost with coupon was $18.  The oatmeal yarn takes on a grey look next to the purple yarn. 

I started a new Shepherd's Bush stocking for GD#1 and it is moving along quickly.


And I started Barbara Jackson's Merrily, Merrily ornament.
I got a surprise in the mailbox on the day after Christmas.  No, it wasn't the IRS.  :)
I was called for jury duty and it starts next week.  Thankfully this is just the 2nd time in 30 years and I will go. Last time I was selected to be on a jury for a drug trial.
My blogoversary is approaching in February!  It is 4 years since I started this blog.  Oh, where does the time go?? I will be coming up with something for a giveaway and will have more about this on my next post. 
Have a great week!


Margaret said...

You've been busy busy with all your lovely projects! I'm so envious of the views you have out there in Washington state. I so want to visit there someday.

Monica said...

I would love it if the weather patterns would change and you got dumped on. That would mean the bitter cold here would be done.

CalamityJr said...

What lovely finishes and WIPs. Using the bulb ornament buttons turned out great!

Barb said...

You have been busy!! I love the pictures from your friend's deck. We love to go to Astoria for an overnight. All the projects look wonderful. Let's do a rain dance!!

Brigitte said...

I'm completely impressed by all the stitching, sewing and crocheting you have been doing. Great projects, all of them.
These pictures from the Pacific Ocean are just wonderful. Thanks for sharing them.

Vickie said...

What a view!
That is a great idea for your shower curtain. Fantastic!

llknbillburg said...

The range of your creativity just blows me away! I love your new shower curtain, what a great idea!!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Love love love the idea for the shower curtain!! Brilliant!! The picture of the bridge makes me want to visit - beautiful!! If you decide to sell the Jardin Chart - I would be interested - it's so cute!!

Chris said...

What great pictures of Washington State. Thanks for sharing.
All of your projects look wonderful!

Marilyn said...

All great projects.
Love what you did for the shower curtain!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow! YOuv'e been busy! Don't complain you've not had much of a winter... be very glad. I am so fed up of winter right now!

I really like the monogram you did!

Sherry said...

My, you have been busy! I love it all! I wish I could say I had gotten that much done!

Sheryl said...

Hi Teresa, I like your shower curtain. I started an applique one years ago and it´s still half done. Seeing yours will maybe push me to finishing mine.