Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Quilting and Snowing

Our weather was so yucky and very unpredictable today. One minute it was snowing hard and that next the sun was out and the sky was blue. It has been doing that all day. So it was the perfect day to stay inside and have fun with my new sewing machine. I have started working on a quilt. Nothing to elaborate just a simple sew squares together kind of quilt. I am loving this fabric from Moda. In fact I am loving it so much that I ordered more so as I can make my quilt just a bit bigger. Hopefully it will be here in a few days so I can continue on.

Hubby was working from home because of the bad weather. During lunch he spotted this lovely male House Finch.He was sitting up high in our pine tree. He just happened to appear between snow showers. The sun was out so it made for perfect picture taking. All the male birds are starting to get quite colorful in hopes of attracting a mate. Ten minutes later the sky turned black and down came the snow again and all the birds took shelter. I hope he stops by our garden again. Maybe he just might have the Mrs. with him next time.

Well dinner is calling and I still haven't figured out what we will be having yet!

Enjoy the rest of your week.

9 comments:

Esther said...

what a beautiful quilt! I love the little birdie pictures you post, they make my day!

periwinkle said...

I love those finch's . I think it was those that we might have seen when we were in Hawaii. Looking forward to seeing that quilt finished too.

Jojo Caramel said...

Your quilt is magnificent! I love the fabric! Another beautiful photo of bird! I only have a small Robin that comes pecking close to my window :) It's cold grey and sulky around Paris.
Have a good day! xo

hetty said...

Great fabric. I can see why you ordered more of it. Happy sewing!

Sue said...

It's nice to see that you're enjoying your new toy. We're having thunder storms today. It's a good day to read and knit.

Bethany Hissong said...

I thought spring was already there where you live! I'm hoping we don't get your snow tonight. Sewing a quilt sounds like the perfect thing for a snowy day... it's going to be beautiful! And I LOVE the Finch photo... especially that he's on a pine branch.

annemarie said...

Beautiful quilt fabric - so cozy looking. One good thing about snow in February is that it never lasts very long!

Handmade in Israel said...

What a gorgeous quilt! I look forward to seeing the finished item. Lovely bird - as always.

Louise said...

The finch looks like he's been daubed in spraypaint! I really love the red on his head and feathers. x