Saturday, January 14, 2012

Winter Wishes and Stars

This has been a relaxing Saturday and I spent much of it working at my sewing machine.  Actually it is a loaner sewing machine while mine is being repaired.  It is interesting that I still miss my machine even though the loaner is the same model. 
I completed a pillow today that was fun to do and I love the design.  It is called "Winter Wishes" and the pattern is available from  Michelle at "The Raspberry Rabbits".   It is stitched in Valdani 3 strand floss in a color called Vanilla Sky. 

The other project I worked on was Block 8 of the Fat Quarter Stars Quilt-Along

Easy Spinning Star by Colleen M. Lunt

I was also able to get a couple of embroidery projects traced on to the fabric and ready to get started on.  While all of this creativity was going on inside the snow was falling outside.  Our first snow this year.
I opened the door and snapped a picture before our dog Emmy tracked up the porch.

She then zipped past me and ran around sniffing and eating snow.

We didn't get all that much snow but the house did look warm and inviting as I walked back from the mailbox.

It is now time to finish off the wonderful bread our daughter in law Lyndie made for us.

We will enjoy lemon chicken, rice pilaf, green beans and this yummy bread while staying warm and cozy at home.  Happy Saturday!


  1. Hi Sherry,
    It looks like you are making the most of the cold snowy days. Your pillow is so beautiful and that bread looks yummy.


  2. Your pillow is gorgeous! And that bread...yummy. Don't know which picture I like better? (haven't eaten breakfast yet this morning) We got our first snowfall this weekend - about the same amount. Your house looks toasty.