Guess I should start off by explaining my Post Title. We have had quite a few days of over 50 degrees lately and geez! it was over 60 and we reached 67 and the birds were chirping in the morning one day. I thought that Spring was in the air in January. Well, that was short lived. Today it is 36 degrees and it is snowing like crazy. Forecast for the next four days is snow and we could total out above a foot! Welcome back, WINTER!!!
This week not a whole lot happening here in my neck of the woods, but Monday I decided to take another drawing course at the senior center. Today we were doing another pastels drawing. If you recall the last one I did was with leaves in the fall. This one interested me more because it was a landscape/structure design. I didn't know how well I'd do on this one, but decided to give it a try and this is what I ended up with and I'm very happy with it.
Wednesday took me back to the center for quilting day. Today I continued working on the Batik piece.
I've decided that with having 18 blocks, if I did rows of 3 with a length of 6 blocks, that it would fit perfectly on a picnic table. Last year the picnic table stayed in the basement all spring and summer, but this year, it's making its way to the deck so I can put this on top and we can eat out more often.
I got the blocks all sashed together with black fabric and have it outlined in the same. Now to decide if I should put a little more of a Batik border on it before I bind it. I'll decide that today.
These colors are not my cup of tea, but they are definitely growing on me!! I think that the black really brought out the vibrant colors of the greens and oranges.
Oh, the new machine is running like a gem. Knock on wood!! Bernie said not to jinx myself as he commented on the smooth sound of the machine.
I wanted to show you all a picture of the family from Christmas. We put the old camera up on the tripod and we all got in the photo. Bryan, our son, Jessica, our daughter-in-law, myself and Bernie. Bernie is hold Macy Kate. She actually posed on this one.
I said we need to do this exact same picture every year.