A Slow Day

Morning Glory, Murrieta Stars – Flannel

It was still cold yesterday and I should have gotten a bit of quilting and sewing  done but I didn’t – I was reading a bit instead.  I found a new to me author and a lighthearted series – the first book is Coming To Rosemont by Barbara Hinske – sometimes I just need lighthearted books after some more gruesome books that I like.  Of course when I get into a book I don’t always get very much of anything else done.  I do find it amusing though that in this book the main character  moves to a brand new  town and doesn’t know a soul and before you know it and I mean within a week or less she knows everyone, everyone knows her and loves her and she will be running the town before you know it – fiction!! fun.

I did get more granola made – I try to bake at least a little bit when it is so cold outside to help heat the house a little bit – I also made supper in the oven – every little bit helps.

The applique has moved forward a little bit but the thumb is still causing a few problems but I did get a little done.  Some of the lower center green is done all of the trunk down from that spot is too.  It is very hard to show progress on something that is brown isn’t it!  My needle kept grabbing the edges of the band aide which was causing problems and made me put it aside.  Linking to Sew Fresh Quilts and Jo’s Country Junction and Midweek Makers  and My Quilt Infatuation.


It was too cold to get much of any quilting done on Monday night and after just a couple lines of quilting I quite and went in the living room by the fire and read and crocheted a little.  This is where I picked up on it last night as it was warmer in the sewing room last night.


The cold spell is nearing an end – last night and tonight are to be in the teens still but it is back in the mid 30’s for high’s thank goodness and it will be in the 40’s for the rest of the week and we are back to normal – sad to think I am glad for temps in the 30’s and 40’s and 20’s at night LOL.

Well these nights have been so cold it has been  two quilts on the bed! the circle quilt is wool batting the hexie is cotton.  How many quilts do you have on your bed in the winter?


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22 comments… add one
  • Deb Jan 3, 2018

    The applique looks beautiful and so do the quilts on the bed 🙂
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    • Karen Jan 3, 2018

      thanks – I find it hard to take photos of applique and have any one see the difference at times

  • Ruth Jan 3, 2018

    Your applique is gorgeous!

    We’re getting a high of 27 today! Whoo hoo. It’s been a long time since it’s been that warm. How many quilts on the bed? A major down comforter and a lap quilt (for freezing me) on top. Flannel bedding and duvet. I feel like I am living in the Frozen Northland.
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    • Karen Jan 3, 2018

      today will get in the mid 30’s – I’m excited I will let the wood fire burn out and maybe just need it for a couple more mornings and then done with it again for awhile unless we have an awful winter this year.

  • Karla (threadbndr) Jan 3, 2018

    It’s a two quilt week here in Kansas as well. We had temps in the negative numbers on Monday and Tuesday. Warming up to the upper 30s by the weekend though, so maybe the one quilt will go back on the rack by Saturday.

    • Karen Jan 3, 2018

      I figure the extra quilt well be off the bed by the weekend here too – 38 today when be glad when it reaches it 15 right now

  • Ruth Jan 3, 2018

    I read the entire series by Barbara Hinske. My friend shared the set she received as a gift. The author lives in my area…Phoenix. Great light reading but if you decide to read the series, read a different genre or author between each book. It was a good technique to keep me from being bored with the characters. Hope you enjoy them.

    • Karen Jan 3, 2018

      yes I have to do that too between books or I get really tired of them!! I think I will be reading the whole set

  • maggie Jan 3, 2018

    I am surprised how cold outside effects my mojo inside
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    • Karen Jan 3, 2018

      LOL – to the good I hope

  • Vicki W Jan 3, 2018

    Last night I had 3 quilt layers on top of flannel sheets and an afghan over my feet. It’s cold here!

    • Karen Jan 3, 2018

      now you were cold! – but then with the 2 quilts I had cuddly dud pants on to keep my legs warm!

  • Dottie bishaw Jan 3, 2018

    You did a lot of applique even with your bandaged thumb. Only one comforter for us since I’m always hot anyways, not even pjs, lol. We have central air so at night it’s lowered to 71. It was 19 here in Crowley, and it’s warming to 45 this afternoon, and by Sunday 60, yay! I’m still working on my Hertfordshire quilt, slowly, the pieces are so small. Staying warm by the fireplace reading a book sounds wonderful to me!

    • Karen Jan 3, 2018

      I need to get back to the Hertfordshire quilt again but the thumb had delayed me on some things – need to get my time organized.

  • Belarmina Jan 4, 2018

    Karen muy bonito tu árbol ¡¡me gusta!!
    en mi cama tengo una manta y mel edredón calidoscopio, uno de mis favoritos

    • Karen Jan 4, 2018

      we are lucky we all have pretty quilts to keep us warm

  • Kathleen Jan 4, 2018

    Hope your thumb heals quickly, that way you can enjoy appliqueing again. It has been so cold everywhere. Understand the need for more. I’m still getting hot at night so one is fine but your added quilt looks a lot like the EPP one i’m working on. How long did you work on yours? Was yours 1″ or 3/4″ hexagons? Queen size?
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    • Karen Jan 4, 2018

      the hexagon quilt on the bed are 1 inch hexies done by hand with Inklingo – that was around the time I started to have so much trouble with my printer and fabric that it was the last one I did that way – it is queen size. I prefer hand piecing to EPP actually but I like the accuracy of EPP so I’m sticking with it for awhile and see if I can get through a couple quilts with it. I think it took about a year to piece the quilt

  • Hi, Karen. To answer your question…not enough! We flew to ND for the holidays and found us in the middle of a cold spell -28 degrees F. Yes, 28 below zero! Now that is COLD! I haven’t used wool batting yet. I’m thinking the next one I make should be, though.

    • Karen Jan 5, 2018

      -28 is too cold for me anymore! wool batting might be nice for a northern quilt 🙂

  • Susan Jan 8, 2018

    Such a bummer dealing with an injury – hope things are better soon! Looks like there’s still progress being made despite the thumb issue. Take care.
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    • Karen Jan 8, 2018

      thumb is healing up I found the bandage getting in the way , the needle catching on it – etc, stopped bleeding so I’m letting the air heal it now

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