This has been the whitest, coldest winter I can ever remember. My Granddog Max loves the snow and can't wait to get outside to jump around. Here I am trying to get his sweater on, and just like a toddler, he is fighting me every step of the way! Maybe the sweater is getting a little too tight for this growing boy?
In order to go for a walk, the sidewalks have to be shoveled first. His legs are too little to climb through snow, so guess who is very tired of shoveling snow? Grandma! The snow banks are so high that there is no place to put the snow without lifting it higher than your waist.
It's perfect quilting weather, but because of all the shoveling, my back is perpetually sore and my arms feel like jello.
I am turning into Crabby Maxine!
Although the weather is perfect, the body is weak.
Come on Grandma. You did a great job on the shoveling, now let's go for a walk!
More bad mid winter news for me. The part for my broken sewing machine is on back order. I am glad the part is still available, but it has to come from Japan. And that means my machine probably won't be fixed until March. That's three months without quilting on my favorite machine! How can I last?!?
Well, I have been sewing with my vintage back up machines, Sweet Baby Jayne and Blue White, but they are not industrial machines, and while they are good for piecing, they are not good at machine quilting. They both get quite hot when I've tried to work them harder.
But luckily my friend Louise lent me her lovely machine and I have been sewing these log cabin blocks while I get to "know" her (yes, all sewing machines are female according to my mechanic!)
I have it set up on my dining room table, and am almost ready to see if she will be able to tolerate my machine quilting habits!
I have been sewing while watching old QuiltCam videos on Bonnie's YouTube channel.
Oh my... I just realized that my Christmas quilt is still on the wall... time to swap that out!
Tonight is a live QuiltCam at 9 pm. Just go to Quiltville and click on the link up arrow after 9 pm and you can sew along with Bonnie and all us Quiltvillians.