A View of My Quilt Life

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Cold Tuesday

Weather-wise that is. On Sunday, this was the view outside the sewing area. 

Monday, the frigid temps arrived and will be here until Friday when we should get back up near 30.  In the meantime, we are staying hunkered down - hopefully.  (Oh Please, Oh Please, Oh Please). 

See, we have a bit of a situation here - sick dog.  Hobbes is under the weather and under his quilt.

And I'm hoping we don't need to make the trek up to the vet unless necessary.  Normally, Hobbes is an Artic Beagle but below zero temps and with the wind kicking up to 30 mph gusts, it is just too dang cold & hard on his old bones.  Waiting for a call back from Dr. Chris (wonderful vet!) to see how we want to handle this right now.  If we don't have to go out, we will just be focused on supportive care.

Down in the sewing area yesterday, I boxed up the Celtic Solstice chevron blocks and started cutting. Remember those narrow black strips?  They have some company on the cutting table.

Cherrywood Fabrics - Lagoon colorway
Which led to this
Ziggy: It's okay Mom, I'm guarding the blocks from prying eyes
 Ziggy had to be convinced that it was okay to share these blocks
Me: Really Ziggy, it's okay to share - these are not a secret
 So here are the first 8 blocks

and here's the color pencil sketch of the small Irish Chain quilt they will become.

You'll have to wait to see the rest until I get back downstairs. Hopefully, I'll be able to get true color on the pictures of the finished top.  Hope you all are keeping warm if it's cold where you are.

1 comment:

  1. I hope your poor dog is feeling better soon, and you won't have to got out to the vet.

    Your Irish Chain looks beautiful! I love the colour gradation.