Saturday night hockey

Saturday night hockey
Saturday night hockey

Sunday, March 6, 2011

A great weekend!

The weather here stays winter-like much longer than it does for the rest of North America.  But we don’t fret that because this miraculous thing happens in February/March.  The days grow longer and longer.  It is still cold out, often –25 at night, but the sun shines brilliantly during the day and the temperatures creep up to –10 or so.  It is fabulous weather for outdoor sports and just soaking up the sun rays after a long hiatus without. 

This weather has been slow coming this year but it arrived this weekend.  I spent long hours out snowshoeing, cross country skiing and walking.  And I also managed to do a little sewing!  Mostly swap items.

I completed my pincushion for the scrappy pin cushion swap…my secret partner likes The Wizard of Oz….(thanks Lesley and Julie for the yellow fabrics)


I completed my March hexie for the Inchy Hexie Swap….


And I put together my base for the scrappy felt pincushion round robin…


I also attended a wool dying workshop today and made these lovelies…I have plans for a sweater.  It will probably take me a year to make Smile


My DD gave me more completed hexies from the vintage trash retrieval pile… There are now 105 of these completed and DD and I need to start thinking about what we are going to do with them….


Quite a productive weekend!  Energy from the sun translates into human energy and the brain (my brain) gets a new flood of endorphins resulting in more energy and smiles Smile



  1. Good to see you made it home safe and sound and enjoyed the trip! You certainly have been busy too... wow lots of things getting done! Keep up the great work and enjoy the sunshine!

  2. A very productive weekend, lots of lovely things.

  3. I love your March Hexie. What fabric did you use?

  4. Hi Janet,
    I just realised I haven't written to say thanks you so much for my lovely package of fabric scraps. I tried to send an e-mail, but couldn't get the one you sent to work! Life has been really busy here and some things have shamefully slipped past me. I must apologise for my rudeness, the package arrived last week. We all loved seeing your choice of scraps. I am going to put some pictures of it all on my blog this week, I'll let you know when.
    All the bits you sent went straight in to my scrap box which was then put to great use at the weekend when I held one of my kids sewing classes, this time making puppets. I'm sure you will recognise bits of some of them when I put the pics up.
    Thanks also for the beautiful piece of Agate, my eldest son (8) snaffled it up for his "collection".
    Thanks again all the best Jane / Flaming Nora

  5. I'm just about ready to swap you the cold for some sunshine! Our temps are higher but all we have are gray skies and rain. Makes for happy daffodils and tulips, I suppose, but it's sure sucking away my energy!