Snowmageddon

Snowmageddon

If you have ever lived in the Middle West, Northeast, or anywhere that gets real snow, try not to fall off your chair laughing.  Portland had big snow. This is my back deck for the last 3 days.

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Because our street (and many others) is basically a sheet of ice with a sprinkling of snow on top, we haven’t left the house since Tuesday.  I’m working on a major attack of cabin fever.  It’s not that I really need to go someplace; it’s that I can’t if I want to.  MUST GO SOMEPLACE.  A college roommate asked if I’d cleaned our my closets and tidied up my quilting space.  I laughed for a half hour!

Wednesday it was dark and snowy the whole day.  I wasn’t feeling very energetic so gave myself over to what my Grandfather would’ve called monkeying around.  I found this drawing that I did a couple of weeks ago about three minutes before I fell asleep.

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Silly, but fun.

Last week I used it as a basis for this.

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I drafted a bigger one as the original was about 4 inches high, gave it a handle and got going.

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Then it was time to dig into THE STASH.

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So far, everything is fused except the rick-rack,  which is machine stitched down.

To create a little depth, I used  a Prima Watercolor pencil (#137, olive green) at the edges of anything that should be a bit shadowed.

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One of the upsides of watercolor pencil is that it’s easy to lighten up with a damp paint brush.

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So here we are.  Now that I see the photo, there will be some minor changes.

I’m also going to try this with wool.  And maybe a tea cozy.  We’ll see how it turns out.

We would really love it if you would share us with your quilting friends.  The more the merrier!

Stay warm and quilt for fun.

Candy

PS  Got to the grocery store.  Cabin fever dealt with.

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