Thursday, January 4, 2018

I like Thursdays, January 4, 2018

Oh Goodie, it's snowing again
I like that we aren't expecting the blizzard that the coast is going to get.  We'll get about 3 inches but the lows this weekend could be -20  in some parts of the Lehigh Valley.  I'm grateful to be living in the city right now.

Speaking of frosty windows...
I like getting inspiration from blogs.  Earlier this week, our "I Like" hostess LeeAnna had a nice post about nature inspiration.  I'm working on what I call the snowflake quilt (yes, another square in a square but I want to use up this fabric).  But the real inspiration was leftover backing fabric that had a neat glaze to it.  It always reminded of how windows look during this time of year.  So I'm using it up for this quilt.  

All my photos are dark these days due to the cloudy (often snowy) weather.

My friend and neighbor Carol made me a surprise Christmas present.  
Check out this postage stamp tray!
It has a lot of stamps that reflect my interests.  
The work and thought she put into this is so touching!

The sewing room is clean and fairly organized now.

A lot of my friends have the blues these days.  I was just talking about this book a week or so ago and thought I would purchase it again.  I read it in the 1980s but a lot of this book has stayed with me.  I recommend it to anyone.
I hope you have a safe and warm week!  Be sure to check out the other I Like Posts by visiting LeeAnna's blog at 
Have a great day!


LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Glad to know you are not in the path of the big storm! Your snow just looks pretty! And how fun to find fabric that looks like frost on windows! I really like that! The postage stamp tray must be interesting and fun to look at - what a thoughtful gift! said...

Oh I like your fabrics. Green with envy about how clean your sewing space looks. Does it count if you have a ginormous box and sweep everything into it and put it in the corner? Great postage stamp tray.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

I remember enjoying Judith Viorst's columns in Redbook magazine many moons ago and her children's book...Alexander and the Terrible No Good Awful Day was a favourite in our house. I never knew about this one...must look it up.
You have an adorable sewing area and so neat and tidy! Good luck with your latest stitching.

LA Paylor said...

I've been looking at your blog on the ipad and can't leave comments. I came back to my computer today, to say I like your inspiration quilt. And it's been a long time since I read that and now I'll look again for it. LeeAnna