Wednesday, January 02, 2008
New Year, New Snowfall, New Project
The snow began late New Year's Eve, continued all day yesterday and into the night, and here's the view from my bedroom window this morning. There's something about a snowy woods, isn't there? Even without Robert Frost, the sight is so evocative and peaceful. That pile of snow on the deck rail gives you an idea of the depth, close to 18 inches I think. Fortunately we have a new snow blower, and the road crews here are excellent, so life is pretty normal. It was nice to be semi-snowed-in yesterday though. Here's what I'm working on.
It's at the stage where you just have to have faith (I'm not sure I do). There will be more of the yellow shapes and swirls and lines of some color in addition to the blue shading. Right now I've just tried to outline the perimeter.
It's amazingly difficult just to line up these little blocks on the wall and have them halfway straight. If anyone wants to develop a new product, I would suggest a design-wall fabric marked with a grid. It would be very helpful; so helpful that I'm surprised it hasn't been done. Of course I could take mine down and mark it myself. A Sharpie would work, and so would lines of stitching, but I can't see that happening.
It's also fun to see so many people blogging again after the holiday break, isn't it? I particularly enjoyed Sharon B's post about weighing her stash and supplies. My husband feels a bit more at ease about my fabric weight now!