Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Review of February Focus and Goals

Saturday I spent the day at a friend's sewing half square triangles together into blocks and then into pairs.  At home I sat down and ironed the pairs to prep the 26 star centres and corner blocks and went OPPS!  I had forgotten I made the half square triangles oversized so I could trim them down.  By the time I realized this error I realized I needed daylight to trim them and put them away for the evening.
 I did get them all trimmed and paired up to be resewed on Monday.
 Yesterday I got the information for the next month of sewing for March.  We will add flower circles with centres for the 26 stems and add a bias edge to the circle.
 I got my first cotton and wool pieces down for my House Party Revival window 1 I'm about halfway down window two.  My plan is to do all the wool and cotton applique and then have fun with the embellishing stitches.
 Yesterday we had an unexpected snowfall.  This was my place about ten o'clock.
 It did come down heavier for awhile before stopping.
 And by one o'clock it was all gone.  Farther east they got quite a lot.  My cousin is in Palm Desert and says the desert is greener than she has ever seen it before.  She also mentioned that Chicago has set a record for snow free days this winter!  We have an aunt who lives there.
 Other February unexpected goals were designing and finishing my challenge quilt in four days.  No prizes but I was told it was Lorna's husband's favourite.  Prize enough for me.  There was a tie for second and third prize and my friend Mary was one of the tied people.
 Got the borders on my Valentine's quilt.
 Friday I went for a walk and found these crocuses and snowdrops outside the condo door.
 Witch hazel is in full display but the yellow one has almost none on display.
 This Hellebore reminded me of a dogwood bloom.
 And a pink version.
 Love the dark contrast on this yellow crocus.
 These were more of a daffodil yellow.
 The early rhododendron is out in bloom already.
 One of the crows needed a closer read of the information signs along the boardwalk.
 Love these purple crocuses that look so delicate.
 This year is Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation on July 1st and all National Parks are free for entry.  I decided to get one of the passes.
 Time to write down my finishes and maybe get a couple of February goals that I missed started on.  I didn't get my Mika or Sunflower Gathering backgrounds stitched so maybe that will be my final February Focus goals for today.  Then to list the March ones.


Kyle said...

Winter, spring, winter, spring, the weather just can make up its mind. Even with a short month you were very productive. I enjoy seeing how your BOM's are progressing.

Anna Bates said...

Lovely post...loved the nature photos, the quilts and block achievements :) you are really working it!

WoolenSails said...

This weather is crazy, we might get snow this week.
No blooms or buds for us, love seeing them come up in the spring.
Love your projects, you finish a lot of beautiful pieces.


The little book of Nessie said...

The flowers look lovely. Hope your weather starts to warm up for you. You are making good progress on your projects. Regards, Nessie

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I think your challenge quilt is pretty awesome! Love seeing the little flowers peeking out of the ground--it will be quite a while before that happens here!

Susan said...

It looks like a wonderful February to me! Those flowers are so gorgeous, and the crow made me smile. We finally have sunshine, but it's chilly.

KaHolly said...

Sandi, you make my head spin! Loved seeing the spring blooms! XO