Saturday, March 11, 2017

The Week That Felt Like Two

 That storm was brutal.

Justin has been storm stayed since Monday at our house.

Good thing though...

Arnold was storm stayed in Estevan and I would have been dealing with it all by myself!! 

This is Justin's road in to his farm.

It's 8' high all the way down. 

We plan to tackle it today!

 These cows were standing on 6' of snow in front of the door where all the cows calving were.

It took us 8 hours to tackle this snow after 20000 lbs stood on it packing it like cement.

 This bale feeder is 2 bales high.

To the left is our corrals which are now 7' of solid snow.

Spring can not come soon enough.

The outside shed is full of snow.

 

It wasn't so cold as it was 95k winds with snow sandblasting.
 
When the sun did poke out it warmed the shop enough to melt creating icicles 

We walked through this door in the shop every hour for two days 

We were freaked out when we found these stalagmites for icicles  

 That was some crazy wind and weather!! 

I did manage to do a bit of sewing through the storm...
 
between Justins amazing food!
 
He loves to cook 
 
He has been making all kinds of deliciousness.
 
I have to say my favorite was the caramel pretzel stick...delivered to my sewing room!!
 
As I worked on this curved craziness called Inifintiy....
 
 I started to think there should be warning labels on quilt patterns like there are on kids toys.
 
Easy to Advanced is just too vague.
 
I need more warning like....
 
If you are not a good sewer, 
 
don't like pinning, 
 
don't starch your fabric
 
Oh yeah....and don't read the pattern TILL there is a problem
 
PUT THIS PATTERN DOWN!!!
 

I am pushing my way through this one.....

 

Yup...

it's a bit wavy but in the words of Martha Cole....

It's only fabric! 

 Two borders down...two more to go!! 

I have 3 projects on the go.

1- A Border Creek Mystery

2- A Border Creek Snowflake 

3- infinity 

Each at a different stage.

I found myself planning a fourth as I was working on this one.

How sick is that!! 

Maybe it's the weather...going a little crazy!

Christa 

6 comments:

  1. Infinity is gonna be more than worth all of the effort you're putting into it! Incredible quilt.

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    1. I do love how the colours are so bright! Might be pretty wavy to quilt! Maybe Narrie will hand quilt it for me!!!

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  2. My gosh, those are amazing pictures of your snow storm, hope all critters make it through okay. Your quilt project is beautiful, nice job, not sure I'd tackle that project.

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    1. Thanks, Edith! I have done 10-12 Judy Neimeyer PP quilts so figured this would be similar. This one pushes the limit. Not for the faint of heart. I am loving the end result but then again you can NEVER go wrong with Kate Spains Latitude fabric. So beautiful! Going to snow again today with gale force winds...aka storm!!

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  3. Your quilt is fantastic. The storm and snow pictures are pretty incredible too, but they'll be better when we can look back at them in awe. Right now it's too darn cold for mid march.

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    1. I hear you! All I could think of yesterday is I have a good life..maybe I am complaining too much....oh yeah it's just been a very long week. .but I am so tired of being cold. When can we have spring?!?!

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