Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Snow Day

It ended up being a snow day for Tom after all. This afternoon the snow started coming down pretty heavily. I stuck my head out the front door trying to capture the snow falling, but it doesn't really show up. By now a lot more has fallen. Schools are already cancelled for tomorrow. We'll have to see if Tom's work is cancelled or not in the morning.

So this isn't snow by Iowa standards, but it's more than I've come to want, especially when it comes on top of ice.

I was asked for a picture of the fabric I started with for my Stack 'n Whack. Here it is. Pretty "kaleidoscopy" looking to start with. I found it at Wal-mart and the price was right to try my first SNW.
I finished the last of 25 blocks. I think I'm going to set them on point like this. Still have to cut the setting and corner triangles of course.

And have to decide about borders. I have enough of the focus fabric but wonder if that wouldn't be a bit much? Gotta let it percolate in my head over night.

And now it's time for American Idol.


deputyswife said...

That ice is no good! Fortunately (this time) that huge storm system missed us. And yes, by Iowa standards, that looks like a dusting! HA!

I have been meaning to tell you that I tried making kolaches twice. As you already know, the first batch stunk! The second batch turned out real good!!! My husband was so surprised when he got home that day. The bottoms were a little crispy when I pulled them out of the oven, but after I put them in the storage container, (after cooling) they were soft like they are supposed to be. My sister even liked them, and she is very picky when it comes to kolaches. (She will only buy from a certain woman at the Farmer's Market.)

So, I am going to make them again this week-end for the Super-Bowl. The only way I am going to get better is if I keep making them. Thanks again for sharing your recipe. For my second time, they didn't turn out too bad!

Littlebit said...

Mary, I just found your blog and was looking at some of the quilts you have made. My goodness! Amazing! They're all just wonderful.

karenfae said...

we have ice and so far no snow although the news says it will turn to snow tonight. So far we still have our power but a lot of people in the area have none.
I like kolaches - I will have to look at your recipe.

Barb said...

I am drooling all over myself....your quilt is wonderful.

Elly D said...

Brrr it looks pretty cold there Mary :-D
I love your SNW!! The blocks are gorgeous. I've never tried this technique myself but I know of a few here that have. Your quilt looks like sun balls through a sky. I'm not sure you'll need much for the borders just something to stop them spinning off the edge;) Fabulous!! Elly

Mama Koch said...

Love your walmart fabric. It turned into SNW quite nicely.

Hope your snow is gone by now. We had ice for about 3 days and thankfully it's above freezing today and will be most of the weekend. I'mr eady for summer!