Wednesday Working – Snow and Moving Indoors

It’s transition time. We’ve had our first snow here in the high desert which officially closes the outdoor working season. Of course there is a long list of things I wanted to do, but didn’t have time for that. All of that will now have to wait for spring. Now, I’ll be moving on to my indoor projects. First on the list is this quilting project:

This is a table runner pattern I bought at a local quilt shop. This one uses a curvy log cabin pattern for the four big dots. I’ve completed one of the 16 small squares for this. You’ll note that some of the strips are narrow and others wide – that’s how the curve effect is done. This one is going to take some time to do. I’m still a beginner at the sewing machine and this pattern is complicated for my skill level.

And here is why I’m mostly inside:

It’s not a lot of snow, but it is cold.

Next week I hope to get into my shed workshop and finish up a scroll saw project and start on a marquetry project.

That’s if for this week – if you need me, I’ll be in the sewing room.

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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32 Responses to Wednesday Working – Snow and Moving Indoors

  1. That picture of your backyard is beautiful. I look forward to seeing that view in the spring. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Terry says:

    The older I get, the less I enjoy winter.

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  3. Beautiful blue and the snow is beautiful, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Your table runner will be lovely! Our yard looks a lot like yours right now; and the coastal humidity here seems to amplify the cold. My current sewing project is a pair of warm fleece yoga pants. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  5. Debra says:

    I’m glad you have a beautiful quilting project to keep you encouraged indoors. The snow is really nice to see, and it sure does look appropriately COLD!

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  6. Dave says:

    A “beginner” taking on a “complicated pattern”. Why not dive right into the difficult stuff, right? ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. I smiled. Iโ€™m in a sewing class where we repurpose our clothing. Itโ€™s FUN, change the collar, add patches, change the sleeves, etc. Someone in the class was cutting the pieces for a Log Cabin quilt. She said it seems easy, but is complicated. So, BRAVO! Your runner will be in time for Thanksgiving and Xmas โ€” get to it! LOL

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  8. It’s that time of year, isn’t it? We beat you though — we had a dusting of snow one morning back in October. Then it was warm again for quite awhile. Who knows what will occur next. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  9. We haven’t had snow yet. Our first cold day (if you can call it that) was yesterday (4 degrees centigrade) It will come soon enough. I never mind the cold. I am one who loves what I call ‘snuggle weather’ where you can wear a cozy sweater or cuddle with a warm kitty. I find the cold refreshing.

    Your table runner will be really beautiful! I want to do some hand-applique table runners for my main table in the kitchen, but I never seem to find the time. I am determined this time though. ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t wait to see the progress of your piece. The colors are beautiful!

    Have a great rest of the week.

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  10. I’m impressed you’ve taken so well to your new hobby, Andrew.

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  11. SusanR says:

    Beautiful project you’ve got there. Love that blue!

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  12. redtractors1 says:

    I’m in northern Maine and we haven’t had snow yet! Enjoy your quilting.

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  13. jfwknifton says:

    Good luck with the sewing. It does look rather complex!

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  14. A favorite pattern, from long ago. Yours is creative!

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