Friday, February 21, 2014

Well we had another major storm hit us last night but hope the rest is over...been an exciting two weeks watching the Olympics !   Gold for mens and womens curling !  Exciting to watch , figure skating, ski cross, bobsleigh, speed skating....and womens hockey gold !  A real come from behind game... And today the semi final with the USA mens.....u know who I am rooting for !  

Benn busy quilting...doing a quilt called Oh Canada by Cheryl Arkinson....All maple leaf blocks.....

Can't seem to link a picture.....

Hope all is well for everyone


At February 21, 2014 at 2:37 PM , Blogger RoseyP said...

Heather, I've been thinking about you since I heard the weather forecast for your area. It called for 30 cm of snow. Think that's about six inches of snow.

We've just had our laneway bladed out because of the snow and rain that fell overnight and the melting which tonight will turn back into freezing temperatures. Our laneway was all but impossible to get through this morning. For the first time ever, I had to use low gear in four-wheel drive and even then, barely made it up the hill on our laneway. The chap just came in with the truck and plough blade on the front and hopefully our B&B guests tomorrow night will be able to manage. Once the heavy snow starts melting, slush happens and ridges form where the wheels have made indentations in the slushy snow. I love winter actually because it allows me time to make quilts. I'm sorry to see it end except that we have to go through all that melting of snow and the dirt and the mud beneath it. But at least the sun is peeking out behind the clouds or trying to anyway. Rosey further south than Heather, in Canada.

At February 21, 2014 at 4:54 PM , Blogger Kathi in Idaho said...

Interesting that you are doing the Oh Canada quilt from Cheryl Arkison. That is "our" Cheryl from the old BB. She used to live in Edmonton and now in Calgary. We made blocks for her wedding over ten years ago. Now they have three kids and she has published a couple of quilting books. I bought the Sunday Morning Quilts one from Amazon.


At February 21, 2014 at 9:27 PM , Blogger heather said...

I never realized that Kathi ! She was a speaker at the local guild here last year ! Her quilts are great and this one I just absolutely had to do....the Olympics were a perfect compliment to this piecing.

Yes Rosey we got over 6" plus a lot of drifting.....worse now that the temps will be falling and bad windchills for the coming days....if we ever start to get spring we may need the boat from the garage !

At February 22, 2014 at 6:44 AM , Blogger RoseyP said...

Heather, this winter has been daunting for many people and particularly those of us who are getting older and perhaps feeling a little more vulnerable in our abilities to deal with the physical end of managing our lives when weather happens. And trying to keep our spirits up over these darker days of winter. Personally, I never find them depressing because I turn to my quiltwork and that provides me with endless hours of creativity and mind-absorption. But the sun starts coming out in Feb. again here in the Northern Hemisphere and the sky turns to a soft and bright turquoise blue, on warmer days, and by that I mean not too far below zero F, the birds start singing more. Change is happening But this morning, the winds are still up from last night, which means drifting, it means the woodstove ashes will not stay on the hill on the laneway for tire traction...the weather governs everything in our lives, doesn't it. But it does give us something to talk about.


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