Cold, icy, snowy greetings from Alabama, friends!! First, let’s check on my progress from last week’s list!
- Finish and blog about my fun squirrel – ✓ – done…see that post here
- Start stitching remaining blocks that have been cut out for secret project for The Quilt Rambler ✓ – done – I now have all blocks sewn together except for sashing and cornerstones!
- Cut out center block, sashing, and cornerstone blocks for above project – ✓ – done – center block is stitched and in place, cornerstone blocks are stitched and working on sashing!! Here’s a tease about the sashing. You all know I love purple, but these are not the colors I’ll be using for this quilt!! Some of them are stitched together and I really love how it is turning out!
And for the week of 2/15 – 2/21 these are my best laid plans!!
- Complete the sashing and begin stitching the rows together
- Order backing for project…hopefully it will arrive in time to start quilting
- If time allows, work on RSC2021 block and Table Scraps Challenge project
- Complete 2021 Monthly Color Challenge block and post
It will be a busy and fun week!! Hopefully it will all get done.
We have SNOW…in Alabama!! Our grandloves are quite happy, though unfortunately, they have no power at the moment. Hopefully it will be back on soon as the temp here is 16°! That’s the coldest we’ve had in some time!! Upper 20s and low 30s is cold to us! I just have to share our pics. This isn’t much snow compared to what some of you have, but for us, it’s a treat…as long as I don’t have to go out in it. I was really glad the PT called yesterday and postponed therapy until tomorrow. Hopefully I’ll be able to get down my driveway in the morning. It’s not supposed to get above freezing today, and my drive freezes quickly and tends to stay that way for a while!
Today is Fat Tuesday, which marks the end of Mardi Gras. I love the colors of Mardi Gras – purple, green and gold! Most people associate Mardi Gras with New Orleans, but the very first Mardi Gras parade was held in my state, in Mobile, AL! They still celebrate Mardi Gras. The parades began on January 29th and will end tonight. We also have a little different twist to it as the parade participants throw out Moon Pies, along with the beads! This began in the 40s and 50s, as an alternative to throwing out Cracker Jacks! You can read about that tradition here, if you’d like! I have to say I’ve never been to either a Mobile or New Orleans Mardi Gras celebration!
On a final note, Sunday was my birthday and my sweet honey brought me these! I love roses, and he tried to find purple, but they were out! Pink, white and red work just fine!!
Today, I’ll be linking up with Chris at ChrisKnits, who is now hosting To Do Tuesdays! Thanks for taking this on Chris, and keeping me accountable!