Friday, January 4, 2013

Quick Trip to the Ranch...and What's This White Stuff?

The last of the family that had been visiting with us pulled out for South Texas Tuesday. I fulfilled some commitments on Wednesday and we hauled out to the ranch for some down time Thursday night prior to more company arriving later today.

While there I put my retreat quilt on the frame and quilted it using a pantograph from Urban Elementz called Denise’s Spirals.  It worked up quickly except when I blinked at the wrong moment and caught myself switching directions and retracing lines that had already been stitched.  I think fatigue must have been getting the best of me.  I had not had an opportunity to use my quilter since June, so I was pretty rusty.  The quilt is now ready for the addition of binding and a label.
 
 
We woke up this morning to a very novel sight for Central Texas…snow!  The temps were above freezing, so nothing lasted for long, but it was fun to watch.

7 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

I thought maybe you would get more snow than that. They said ElPaso has 10". We have had less than an inch so far. So much for going south to avoid the snow!!

Hilachas said...

No El Paso doesn't have 10 inches. I live in El Paso and am in El Paso right now. We got 3 inches but that is pretty rare too. We've had a few snowflakes falling most of the day. The streets are clear but people from the desert aren't used to driving in the white stuff and all seem to drive into each other. Best to stay home and sew. It's cold too.

Kathy said...

I've done that before when doing a panto and it just really does aggravate me. That's nice you got some snow.

Debbie said...

And I thought you were referring to batting!!! lol...very pretty to watch but hate the digging out when it stays. Quilt is wonderful!

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Yes, Irene is right...we got more snow than I have seen in awhile in El Paso. And she is right about people here not knowing how to drive in it. I love the blues and greens in your retreat quilt...what a lovely combination.

StitchinByTheLake said...

What a beautiful quilt Mary - I love the blues. We got 8" of snow on Christmas evening and lost power for 4 days and nights since we're not prepared for such a thing in Arkansas. :) It was beautiful but I was glad when we got the electricity back! blessings, marlene

Terry said...

Your quilt is so pretty! I do love blues and greens together! :0)