|It doesn't look bad, but it is really slick!|
Ice Day - Stay at Home Fun Day!Happy Snow Day my friends! Today is our second day off due to ice. Michael got to work fine yesterday, but didn't make it off our street today (either did some other cars) and had to come home. We should get above freezing today for a few hours, but more snow is supposed to come in tonight. Could it happen? Could we get three days off?
Don't be fooled by the picture - the ground has black ice on it and is frozen solid. The trucks that treat streets and freeways do not come out this far. We live on a curvy street about one mile from the main road.
New Pattern!I had a new pattern ready to go last weekend - written, tested, done! So, with today a work at home day, I thought let me share this with my quilting buddies. I think it was destined to be released today - it is called "Slipped." It is just coincidence that today is a slippery ice day - the pattern was named weeks ago!
The pattern uses the A-OK method of choosing 5 one yard cuts to make the quilt. It finishes 57" x 72", not a bad size! I made it in a weekend. A real weekend. One where you cook and clean, not like a retreat weekend (there is a difference). I love how quickly it went together! The blocks are off-set and there is no matching. That helps speed things up for sure! You will have to match your rows but that is no big whoop! They finish at 11" each.
The pattern can be ordered through our website www.quiltintia.com. The kit is also available using the fabrics shown. There are two 30s bundles available as well.
Below are a few more fabric design choices for the new pattern:
I hope you like the new design! Now I think I will go make a cup of tea, my new favorite (recipe below) and play some video games with my son.
Enjoy your week and be sure to find some time for you!
Yolanda's Caffeine Free Chai Tea
Many of you know I am off of caffeine, but do miss my Starbucks drinks. My friend Yolanda told me about this and I am hooked big time.
1 or 2 Celestial Seasonings Bengal Spice Tea Bags
1/2 tsp raw organic honey
Splash of Almond Milk (or soy, or cashew - whatever you like)
Pour boiling water over the tea bag and let steep for at least 5 minutes. I like mine strong. Remove bag and add honey and milk. Stir.
The spices warm you from the inside out! I brought a hot water pot to my classroom so I can make tea throughout the day. So great on a cold day.
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