Thursday, January 07, 2010

SkyWatch Friday and a New Start

It's time for SkyWatch Friday again. I was going to dip into my archives because I have not been outside this week. It's too cold and the sidewalks are slippery. So I'm sort of confined to house arrest. But I did go out for a couple of minutes this afternoon to put some peanuts out for the squirrels that live in my backyard. When they come to get them they provide endless hours of fascination for my cats. It's like television for felines! So here is my neighbour's Chinese Elm tree with a beautiful blue sky! It's around -3 degrees Celsius (26.5F) so that's not too bad.
If you want to see more SkyWatch Friday photos from around the world, go here.


On the Quilting Front
I have been busy cleaning up my sewing room. Also spent a couple of hours quilting my Christmas table topper. I ran out of thread so I had to stop. I cut a few of the 5inch squares that I showed you yesterday. I know! I know! I have no business starting anything new right now. I have so many UFOs to finish, but I just couldn't help myself!
I used a couple of pieces of fabric from my stash. I think they will work very well with the squares from Barb. Can you tell which ones are mine and which ones are from the Bed and Breakfast package? I knew you couldn't. I think I will make a four-patch or something similar with these squares.

17 comments:

Pearl Maple said...

Nothing like kicking off a new year with a fabulous view of the sky and a view towards a new creative project. Fun choice of colours for your quilt.

foto CHIP said...

You seem to be very creative indoors - good work when it's too cold outdoors :)

Cara said...

Meh. Start anything you want so long as you have deadlines with those UFOs. From the pic I guess you guys missed the freezing rain.

Barb said...

Wow...can't wait to see it finished....and yep....gotta lot of UFO's over here too...oh well...

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Hetty: Where did you get those blue skies, it great that you got out in time to see it.

April said...

That's a beautiful tree and a gorgeous blue sky! The squirrels are great entertainment; so nice of you to put peanuts out for them. I love your quilt blocks - you really have an eye for design.

Hildred and Charles said...

Lovely blue sky and the skeleton tree is very elegant etched against it.

LizzieJane said...

What a beautiful tree against that wonderful blue sky. We used to have lots of squirrels in our garden at our previous house and out kitty would go crazy watching them. It was fun watching her run back and forth from window to window.
Have a lovely weekend Hetty.
x

Riet said...

what e beautiful sky behind the tree.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The sky is a lovely blue so I'm glad you got out to enjoy it a bit. Lucky squirrels! And lucky cats too.

em's scrapbag said...

Your right I couldn't tell the difference. Your 4 patches look great!
I think you must be very popular with the squirrels.

nonizamboni said...

Love that blue sky! Beautiful photo and great quilt beginnings. thanks for sharing both :o)

Jan K. said...

Beautiful shot of the frosty white tree and the clear blue sky.
Your weather seems like ours at the moment. In fact I took a lot of pictures of white trees and a blue sky too today at a maximum temperature of -2,9 ÂșC.
Enjoy your winter weekend!

Susan said...

Hetty, thanks so much for visiting my blog and commenting. Always welcome my Canadian friends. Stay warm.

LV said...

The pretty, bright blue sky made a perfect background for the tree. Very nicely done. Thank you for taking the time to share and visit my post.

nicolette said...

Great frosty sky!!

I’m glad to hear you’re feeling better and spent some time cutting fabric squares!

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!