Waiting on the Snow

Is the last blast of winter upon us?

As I see the stunning social media pictures from my old friends in Austin, Texas, it does not seem possible that spring will break out any minute, but that is, in fact, the case. Here in New York, the pattern in recent winters is to have one last big storm at the end of January-ish, and then the warm days start to shine. I’m praying that when the winter storm currently frosting Austin arrives on our doorstep sometime this evening, it will be the last of its ilk for 2021. I hope so. I’m over it for the year.

Actually, there are a lot of things I’m pretty sick of already in 2021 — I am in need of an attitude adjustment transplant. This woman needs a change of scenery.

Enough of weather and tantrums. What about sewing?

Well, I’m plotting my next move. My current ponderings:

  • I’ve been pinning a lot of color wash quilt design idea on Pinterest. I’m intrigued. I even pulled some 2.5″ squares from my pre-cut stash. But I don’t think I have enough colors to make a big quilt. Maybe a wall-hanging would be a good place to start?
  • I promised one of my besties that I’d make her quilt, but I’m still considering colors and designs. I feel certain that inspiration is coming soon.
  • Hand stitching in my new cozy den is a great way to spend snowy winter evenings. I’ve got a lot more of Bertie’s Year flannel applique months to manifest. I’ve finished the stitching on July, June and March. April is sitting on my cutting board right now.
  • As you know, in times of anguish, I start cutting or sewing 1.5″ squares into 4×4 blocks. I’m exploring my blue stash at the moment. I do not have a plan for these blocks, but maybe a blue and white sawtooth star quilt is in my future?
Bertie’s Year — April almost ready to stitch.
I’m thinking about a color wash quilt, but I need lots more 2.5 inch squares.
The road to the farm on a rare bright blue morning.

8 thoughts on “Waiting on the Snow

  1. Chela's Colchas y Mas says:

    After experiencing this man-made disaster in Texas, I never want to see snow again. I am trying to conserve the energy that has returned. We don’t know how long it will last. I just missed hearing from all of my blogging friends, so I will try to catch up a bit while I have the chance.
    We still have two more nights of concern, and a big recovery clean-up. Water is still iffy, but at least we have some pressure. We are under boiling water directions.
    During this time of anguish, I was not able to find comfort in any sort of crafting.
    The only positive in this is that my family has told me that all of the quilts I gifted them saved the day.
    Now you have me interested in a color wash quilt.
    It is good to be back to some sort of normalcy…oh wait…there is still the pandemic!

    • sandradny says:

      Chela — It is almost unbelievable what has happened to my second favorite state. Please stay safe and warm Chela. Let’s all work to make sure that these man-made disasters don’t happen again.

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