Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A lot of a pretty good thing - mostly

I love snow - as long as I don't have to drive in it. Pep made it home safely yesterday morning and was off last night. Kelly and both of my boys in KC did fine so I just get to think of the pretty part.

I filled the bird feeders early this morning. Bully didn't like the deep snow but went out anyway. Sniff, our Welsh Corgi, may be low but he loves the stuff.

People ask me sometimes where I get the ideas for my quilts. Usually I just process the world I live in - it's pretty rich and varied. This morning I just consciously noticed one of the garden gates. But I've done 3 "Gate" patterns over the last year. Watch for "Spring at the Gate" - due to ship in February with our Looking Back fabric line. We'll be ready for spring around then. Right now, I still like snow. There's a pot of soup on the stove, the chickens, cats and dogs are all cozy and I get to quilt.

This Saturday I teach Girl Gang at Quilter's Station in Lee's Summit. Zoie will be going with me so I got her this kit to make Christmas ornaments. You have to order them in 3's. Zoie has one, Tara took one for Sierra and we have one left. If you'd like one for a little girl in your life, just make a comment below - say something Christmasy or snowy. We'll do a drawing of all of the comments Friday morning.


  1. Oh the weather outside is frightful. Inside it's so delightful. Especially if we are having fun making Christmas ornaments! Thanks for the opportunity and Merry Christmas! Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. (jingle jingle)

  2. In the Meadow we can build a snowman or we could sit by the fire and stitch up these cute little ornaments! Thanks for the chance to win! I think it would be lovely to teach my little God daughters how to hand stitch and my little boy too! Have a Holly Jolly Christmas!

  3. Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way....

  4. Can I combine my snowy and Christmas comment and just say I want snow for Christmas? :)

  5. I wish I had a little girl to give it to, that is such a cute kit.
    As usual, we get snow and then the rain comes and turns it to mush.


  6. My little grandgirl, born and raised in the south, is anxious and excited to travel to Michigan for Christmas so she can play in the SNOW! Have a safe teaching trip.

  7. We are up to our chins in snow here in Colorado. Perfect time for making fun ornaments.

  8. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. After receiving 18" of snow yesterday, we are all set for the Holidays. My grandaughter Rylee would love to get the kit. I'm hoping that with her I will finally get my sewing pal. My daughter doesn't like sewing. Time will tell
    Kim H

  9. Jan,
    Do I count 5 favorite bird! We have never seen that many males together...beautiful!
    Brenda Gervais

  10. Living in Arkansas, a white Christmas with lots of snow is generally out of the question. I just have to go back to childhood memories of Christmas' past in Vermont and re-live them there...

  11. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
    I love your photos with the birds.
    The little kit is so great for little girls.
    Merry Christmas.