Window on the Weather – Day 7

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I held out a little longer for a photo this morning. When I got up around 8am, it was pretty blah, though I did get a good action shot of squirrels running across the snow. Then the sun came out, and that was the photo I decided to use.

The four squirrels must have signed a peace treaty, as hunting in the snow for buried walnuts is taking precedence over territorial squabbles. Since Mr Fixit cleared out the broken lilac, their superhighway across the treetops has been slightly interrupted, and a black squirrel was on the cherry tree at the end of the main branch, and I could hear its thoughts as it hesitated……….WTF happened to my usual commute??? After a moment, it decided to jump anyway!

After all my manic sewing pre-Christmas, I haven’t done much this week. But I did finish these:

two more cuffs

A few days ago, I traced a seahorse from a colouring book onto fabric using a Frixion pen. After layering with batting and backing I free-motion-quilted the seahorse in three different colours of thread, then ironed it to remove the lines. The stitching is a little rough but I have a lot more control now that I wear the non-slip gloves with the little plastic dots all over. I didn’t know what I was going to make, but in the end I decided to make a small bag using some flowery fabric that echoed the thread colours for the back and the lining.

This is the last day of my week off. I’ve done a little sewing, some knitting, some reading, a lot of cooking and eating and relaxing. It’s been great! Tomorrow I’ll have to switch on the work brain and get back into the swing of things.

3 responses »

  1. Hi. No wasted moments Nicola. Snow slowly falling off trees although the lower temp. here keeps the branches covered. That is fine.

    When I hear the large Ontario squirrels are around, makes me sad. The indigenous ones are the little red squirrel. If I see the large ones here , will ask to trap it and send home. Just once did I observe them and I chased it . They take over completely.
    The little red squirrel is more territorial cfd to the large ones (blk , grey) . Guess they came to B. C. via moving trucks.
    In Coquitlam, those are the only ones seen !

    Happy New Year everyone.

  2. I never see red squirrels, only grey and black. I love to watch them. They’re so acrobatic.

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