Thursday, February 19, 2015

Too Cool for School

School was cancelled Thursday morning because it is just too cold.  Which would have been great if I hadn't awoke at 4:30 am, and was actually putting my boots on and getting ready to head out the door.  I guess the one thing I am thankful for is that I did not actually walk out the door to brave the cold and frozen tundra to our garage. 

I did brave the cold to go to the bank,  Secretary of State (also known as DMV) to get my tags for my car, the post office, and the grocery store.  I could not make up my mind for dinner.  Chicken Enchiladas, Chicken Tortilla Soup, or a Roast.  I decided since the high today was about 4 not including the windchill that Tortilla Soup was the meal for the evening. 

Between the chopping, shredding, and cooking I worked on a wee bit of sewing. 
A Block for the group which I belong to.  It is called Star Cluster and you can find the pattern here.

I made 5 more connector blocks.
And this is all I have left to trim for the Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt.
I feel like I can see the daylight at the end of the tunnel with this unit!

I had a small package come the other day from The Fat Quarter Shop.  I decided that I was tired of trying to find solids and "match" so I splurged and purchased a Moda Bella Color Chart.

I think that I have figured out finally what color I am going to use for the Farmer's Wife quilt.  I am leaning toward a blue/gray color. 

I also purchased a charm pack of Bella White which I like to use to make the easy corner hangers on the back of my small quilts. 

We are supposed to have another frigid night, and it is supposed to be at least -11 that does not include wind chill.  It would be nice if they were going to cancel they would do it tonight so I could sleep in!  Keep warm everyone.


  1. love your star cluster block. good use of your sew day off. cold here too. I am so done with Old Man Winter

  2. Looks like you made the most of your day off. Love the star cluster block!

  3. You live in too clod country, on the up side, when the snow melts, think of all the green grass the nitrogen will make ! Pretty star cluster, beautiful fabrics.

  4. Cold day, Snow day, Sew day. That soup sounds yummy. Your star cluster bock is super cute.

  5. Love these blocks.....definitely on my wish list. Stay Warm. Snuggle up to an extra quilt.

  6. mmmm...we did soup too yesteday but it was Bambi soup for us. We are having a heat wave this morning, it was -4 when I got up :(

  7. Some great work, I made a roast, with us that's two meals. Snow and sleet here

  8. It is freezing here too! Stay indoors and sew!


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