Monday, October 31, 2011

Snow Flakes

Despite today being only Halloween, Mother Nature gave us a good helping of whoop-ass on Saturday night. I have lived in Maine (albeit, Southern Maine too) over 15 years, and I have only seen a few flakes of snow in October. We got socked with 6-8" of very wet snow. The leaves are not yet off of the bushes. They were all laying on the ground on Sunday morning. The remnants of my flowers were burried. And tonight I get to drag by kids (ok, they get to drag Mom) to the houses trick-or-treating in snow clothes. The temps hit the 50's today, but it barely made a dent on the snow on the yards. Sidewalks are guaranteed to be a little slickery tonight for the ghouls and gobblins.
The melting snow turned out to be a not-so-good place for a picture of my star blocks (& block pieces). The batiks started to absorb the water as soon as I layed them down. So much for neatly starched blocks...


There is still much planned that is not evident here, but the bits and pieces are beginning to come together.




To all of the readers that left kind words from the last post (Bloggers Quilt Festival), thank you dearly. It means more than you know. Have a great Halloween with plenty of chocolate :-))

4 comments:

Rebecca said...

I love the colors you are playing with.... do you get to sneak any of the candy tonight?

Emma said...

This is going to be gorgeous! I wish I had the patience to do the painstakingly perfect piecing and quilting you do! How are those 'flame' pieces made?

teresamnj said...

I love these blocks! Can't wait to see the finished quilt! We lucked out with the snow down here in South Jersey; just some nasty rain, sleet and a few flurries. I like a good snowstorm once in a while, but not in October! :)

Archie the wonder dog said...

This is going to be stunning, I love the colours!