Saturday, February 09, 2013

Great Canadian Winter Day

It was a winter wonderland here yesterday. We had "an Alberta clipper combined with moisture from a Texas low"...whatever that means!
All I know is that we had a lot of snow.
It was a perfect day to stay inside and sew. I did a little treadling on my Singer while I watched the snow fall.
I was going to go visit my parents, but I had no luck catching a bus.
Both of these buses were stuck while trying to make a turn. 



The roads were icy under all that snow. I saw the first bus manage to get on it's way, but the second bus was still stuck when I decided that if the buses can't get around, maybe I shouldn't be out and about either. So I just went home and sewed some more.
I made some more Alamo stars in the colour of the month - purple. These are so pretty!
Hop over to SoScrappy and see the other purple projects.

In honour of our wonderful weather, here is some Canadian humour to enjoy...

21 comments:

  1. It certainly was a good day to stay inside yesterday, although we didn't get as much snow as some places. I love your parking picture - there is actually a car (jeep) in my neighbourhood which has spent the past week parked half-way up the snowbank.

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  2. Love the Alamo stars and your Canadian humor. Happy weekend!

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  3. LOL...great pics!! We're just starting to get the blizzard here in new Brunswick....today and tomorrow; I guess...so going to try to finish the 'Bluenose'

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  4. That is a lot of snow! I'd stay in .
    Thank you for the link to the treadle information. I also went to the TreadleOn site. I have a treadle that I received from my grandmother but I need to clean it up and replace the belt. Then I intend to use it . That site looks like is would be a great source of information.

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  5. Love the Canadian humor...and so glad you turned around and went home...those buses were definitely a "sign."

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  6. That is alot of snow...luckily we didn't get very much at all and we are north of you!! hmmm
    Isn't is nice to quilt or sew and look outdoors at it snowing. That is my favorite time to be handquilting. Take care and stay warm!

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  7. Best to just stay home and sew when it snows! Thanks for the giggles today and I love your purple blocks too.

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  8. Spending a day indoors where it's warm and cozy with a sewing machine nearby was a very good idea. LOL

    Thanks for the giggles this morning. LOL

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  9. Great stars again this week. I am tough Canadian girl and have sunbathed with snow all round. I took the snow off my lawn chair first. The storm just sounds like a good time to stay home and sew. Hope you do not run out of fabric. he he

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  10. Great blocks and fun photos. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Thanks for the laugh. Those Alamo Stars are looking darned good.

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  12. Good choice to stay home! : )
    Your little stars are so cute. Just love 'em!

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  13. Kathy, purple Alamo stars are cute. Weather in Calgary has been funny today, a couple of flurries and then sunny skies.

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  14. Your Alamo stars look great.

    Looks like you picked a good day to stay in!

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  15. Adorable little star blocks. It does look like the perfect day to stay in and sew a bit. Hope the summer thaw isn't too far away.

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  16. Oh hilarious! Love the lady on the snow lounge LOL!!! Glad you found some time to stitch on your Alamo blocks today - they are favorites of mine :*) Sorry you couldn't visit your parent - stay warm and safe!!!

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  17. Love the snow covered sunning! Sounds like a smart move to stay home and sew. Cute little blocks.

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  18. I think you have more snow than we do. I'm so ready for spring.

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  19. Well at least you had a productive day :) Your Alamo blocks are so pretty! That is a lot of snow you have there too. Those pictures at the end are too funny!!

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  20. Oh my, weather for sure! Love the cartoons. Glad you spent your forced indoor time well :)

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  21. LOL - I love the clip about Canadian Women !!

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