This is Evelyn’s Lone Star quilt that she made at a class at our local quilt shop about 18 years ago! I love quilting UFO’s this old as it is so satisfying to finished a project for a client and have them finally able to use it! She asked for light custom so I did CC’s in the diamond shapes and free flowing feathers in the background.
I dyed the backing for her and it turned out pretty close to the blue on the top but my recipe for the sample I was trying to recreate was a bit vague as I wrote “ a pinch of yellow”….glad I write better notes now! :)
I took these pictures on Monday as it started to snow and it snowed and snowed! By Tuesday night was had about 25 cm of snow! I’m a bit worried about the condition of the ice this year as it had only just froze over and with all this snow on thin ice it will make it slushy. Yesterday I went down to re-shovel this little ice path near the shore and it had 2 inches of slush on it under the snow! Hope that as just from the water seeping in from the shoreline. The last two morning we have had –30’ temperatures so maybe that will help keep the slush away!
I’ve have really enjoyed reading all the comments on my Blogathon post about your reaction to walking on lake ice. It seems to be a 50/50 split on whether I could get you out there or not. I was surprised to hear a few of you have fallen through so completely understand your aversion to going out on the ice again. We do ice fish but more in Feb and March when the ice is really thick and the temperatures are warmer. He is a few pictures of use out on the ice drilling holes for fishing, notice the depth of the hockey stick my husband is using to test the thickness of the ice! If the ice was any thicker the auger would not have made it all the way through.
We make a hockey rink every year for the boys and put up lights as it is dark by 5pm in the winter. I love being out on the ice at night, the wind is usually calm and all you hear is the the sound of the boys skating and the ice cracking amongst all the silence.
I have been busy quilting this week so have lots of pictures to share soon!