What a Difference a Snow Day Makes

Yesterday we had the wintry mix storm, which is the one I stay home and inside for sure. Within a second, you could find yourself on black ice. I don’t love staying home all day, but I finished all twenty-five of my Lighthouse Quilt blocks, and am very excited about that.

Pattern design from www.freshlemonsquilts.com/‎  QAL.

Tomorrow I go to a weekly open quilt studio at Pins and Needles in Mt. Kisco, when I am not scheduled to be at work at the library. I am planning on squaring them all off, and will hopefully begin to sew the rows together. For the back of the quilt, I am planning something modern and fun.
Also something I’ve never done before and will share soon.

 Our sweet boy cat, Biscuit fell asleep and used the stack of blocks for a pillow shortly after I finished them.  He loves to hang out near the sewing machine, even when I’m not using it. I started a tradition about ten years ago. I always make a single-sized bed quilt, and dedicate it to one of our cats.  Biscuit is sitting on his below.

When I finish Emma’s I will post it. She is the cat in the masthead sitting on my sewing box. I still have a long way to go on that one.

Next week I hope to show a lot more WIP, and I will be posting a book review of a sewing book, which no quilter or sewist should be without.

And, I believe I have an addition to make. In an earlier post, I mentioned that these were the spring, 2014 colors home dec colors,
http://www.hudsonvalleyquilts.com/2014/01/pantone-home-dec-colors-for-spring-2014.html Today I received an e-mail from Panetone pantone@web.pantone.com Fashion Color Report Fall 2014, because it is fashion week, and the colors are somewhat similar.

Have a great weekend.  

Enjoy the Olympics. 

Go USA!! 

The Winter Olympics are my favorite. I would have a tough time choosing my favorite event, I really enjoy so many. I would love to hear what your favorite is, so please let me know in the comment box. I think if I had to pick one, it would be the figure skating events.

Happy Quilting.