Saturday, February 4, 2017

February and the movie date

It seems as if Groundhog's Day is past.... and 6 more weeks of winter.  Well, and maybe even more up here in wonderful Wisconsin. We are lucky to have 2 groundhogs; one at the Milwaukee Zoo, named Wynter, and Jimmy from Sun Prairie. (He was the famous one who bit the mayor's ear 2 years ago.)
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My husband and I were going to see the national snow sculpting exhibition/competition in Lake Geneva, but I really didn't want to be outdoors. We settled on lunch out and the movie, "LaLa Land', which we enjoyed... Not the best singers and dancers, but a great plot, cute kids, and good musical songs.  I do miss the old musicals both from before I was born and even in the 60s.

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 It is hard to believe another month has past. The first semester of school is now over as well, and grades were finalized Friday.

So for the week's progress on quilting: I was lucky to have 2 evenings during this week to dabble on the sewing machine.

I have 2 more blocks for my Log Cabin Sew along.

I made 2 blocks for the new month for my hive at Stash Bee:  The colors are from Harry Potter, gold and burgundy and so hard to tell in this photo. The pattern is a version of a disappearing 9 patch. Very easy.

I also made more progress on Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt. It is in rows.  And I think I have picked out a navy wide back online. at Marshall Dry Goods for 8>99 a yard  I am hesitant to quilt it myself.  Some of the intersections are so bumpy from extra layers of piecing interesting there. I need to give it a good press then I will see.   (No lattice in between the rows,yet in photo)


  1. I use a hammer to flatten my intersections :-) A shot of steam, a couple of whacks and voila! Flat! The hammer comes from a car supply - it's a 8 oz dead blow HDPE so it doesn't leave marks HTH

    1. I never thought of that. What a great idea! Would other hammers work as well. do you think?

    2. You have so many pretty scrappy quilts going on over there! Love them.

  2. Your log cabin blocks grow beautifully.