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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Wednesday Weather Report #48 - 4/18/18

I was going to share some recent weather photos with you. You know, the beautiful cloud formations, the flooding behind the library, the snow yesterday but I think the following sums it all up perfectly:

Now this is Western NY and we like to joke that if you don't like the weather give it 5 minutes and it'll change. I don't know that today's 37F is any better than yesterdays 33F or tomorrow's expected snow but I do know that next week's 60F is a move in the right direction.

The big question, with just 4 weeks left in this phase of the project, is will the ending temps match the beginning temps of my quilt? Spring is very far behind in these here parts with lots of farmers already behind schedule so I'm not holding my breath.

I started this project 5/17/17 with a red hexie. I wasn't keeping track of the actual temps in the beginning but red is in the 80s. I can't even imagine temps that warm it's been so long...

I just used weatherunderground.com to check the max temp a year ago today and it was 63F...only a 26 degree difference from the present. Yikes! Mother Nature is going to have to work hard to catch up with those kind of temps.

And here is the last week - filled with rain, ice, floods and snow. I don't recall there being much sun which is wearing everyone down...

44 - 50 - 49- 32 - 34 - 38 - 33 F

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

HeLP for Hexie-aholics - 4/17/18

Hello, Hello and welcome to the latest Hexie Linky Party, our monthly (when I remember) link up to check in on our hexie friends and their projects.

As you will remember, I'm in the midst of newprojectitis and working on The Lion by Violet Craft.

I'm amazed at how easy this project has been. It probably takes more time to cut out the fabric than to sew them together thanks to a wonderful pattern. The pattern pieces are numbered in the order they should be added to mothership. I've made some personal changes in the order, even sewing a group of 2 or 3 pieces together before adding them when that chunk of pieces will have a relatively straight edge. No need to handle the mothership more than necessary.

And now it's your turn. Do you have newprojectitis, UFOresurrectionitis or maybe just newprojectdreams??!! Any project, in any paper shape, of any vintage is free game to share in the linky party. We are looking forward to seeing your projects!

Friday, April 13, 2018

Feline Friday - 4/13/18

Happy Feline Friday the Thirteenth!!!!

I'm in Time Out again...

Momma is upset that I was playing with the mouse I found upstairs late Wednesday night and didn't kill it before it got away.

I've been out hunting this week and caught a mouse and a shrew in the 2 days since. I left them as peace offerings on the porch. I'll keep bringing peace offerings until it I'm out of Time Out. How long do you think it will take?