Thursday, 11 February 2021

quilt, skirts and snow

Last week I finished off a quilt which I had started last August. It might have taken me a while to get it done but, oh my goodness, I am so happy with it!

Next, I made a pair of oven gloves for myself. They are already in the rotation and the ones that they replaced because I noticed they had a melted bit on them are now in the bucket!

I made a couple of skirts for the wee girlies. I made Emily's one first - the front:

And the back:

And Isla's - front:

And back:

I've been keeping the Christmas stocking sewing ticking over. I now have 4 with the squares all sewn together and ready to quilt and another 6 already quilted ready to be made into stockings.

And lastly, we have had a huge amount of snow here. Our shopping delivery was cancelled on Tuesday. It was due between 6pm and 7pm but it didn't come and it didn't come. It was blizzarding outside and I was worried he had got stuck somewhere but we finally got an email just after 10pm saying that the van had been in an accident and that the delivery wouldn't be coming. I do hope the delivery man is okay! I managed to order a food box from Morrison's and it's coming this evening - hopefully!! That will tide us over (and then some) until next week's delivery comes.

Anyway, this was the view out of my favourite window on Tuesday - nothing to see here!!

This was halfway through - it was deeper than this later that day!

And this is the view across the fields this morning.

Douglas and I are going for our Covid jags next week. I don't think I've ever been pleased about getting a jag before but I'm really hoping that this is the light at the end of the Covid tunnel for all of us. In the meantime, stay safe out there!


  1. The quilt is beautiful, so pretty adorned with hearts. I don't see so many quilts that have hearts on them. We've certainly had our fair share of snow this year, the worst of it is that it falls, freezes, and then more falls on top of it so conditions are treacherous. I did see on the news about the low temperatures in Scotland, goodness, you've got it cold up there.

    1. Thanks, Jo. Yes, our temperatures are very low. The thermometer is showing -3˚ right now but the wind chill is taking that down to -7˚! Shudder!!

  2. Beautiful quilt. I love the gloves, too. I'm okay with the snow at the moment as I've nowhere to go. Although, my shopping also got cancelled so there are definitely some downsides! Yay for jags! 💉😘

    1. Thanks, Jo. I'm okay with the snow too - as long as it's cleared by the time we go for our jags next week! Surely??

  3. What a sweet quilt Anne -- it's perfect! (But then, I've always been partial to a good 9-patch quilt. And look and those cute wee skirts -- I'll bet the girls look darling in them!

    1. Thanks, Anna. There's just something about the "simple" patchwork blocks that are very appealing! I'm taking the skirts to the girlies tomorrow. I think they might be a bit big but that's better than too small!


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