It’s been a slow snow day

It seems that Wiltshire – and the rest of the UK – has come to a complete standstill because of the weather. As everyone knows in this country, the ‘Beast from the East’ is hitting us hard; we are experiencing blizzards and temperatures haven’t risen above freezing for the last few days.

The kids are, of course, loving it. My girls have been at home for the last two days as their schools have had to close. And today, whereas normally I’d be sewing away at my machine, I’ve been out playing with them, throwing snowballs and sledging; it was REALLY cold but so much fun!

I still managed to squeeze in some quilting time, and I’m pleased that I’m making progress on my Blue Leaves quilt. Last week I felt a bit daunted by the thought of how long it was going to take me, but throughout the week, and today, I’ve managed to steal a few minutes here and there to work at my machine. And it’s paying off; last week I had 18 blocks left to quilt, and now I’ve only got six to go! Yay!

Blue Leaves - quilting in progress
Blue Leaves – quilting in progress

However, I think this weekend might be a write off for sewing; I’m looking forward to spending more time outdoors with the girls, or simply staying in with them keeping cosy watching movies. I’ll still keep my eyes peeled in case I spot any quilts on the telly, and if I do I’ll be sure to let you know in this month’s ‘quilt spot’ which I’ll post towards the end of March (see my ‘quilt spot’ posts for January and February).

Here’s hoping you all have a nice weekend; stay safe and warm!

Mel x



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Melony Patch

Patchwork quilter into all things crafty and homely, and with an interest in mental well-being.

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