We have SNOW!!

When you live here … on the west coast of British Columbia … you know that snow is a rare occurrence. The grass has turned white, the trees are outlined and the roads are big slushy messes. Time to stay home! The snow will be gone soon … either this evening or tomorrow.

If you look closely at the picture, you can see a red rose that was attempting to hang in until Christmas. My hubby thought I had photoshopped the picture to make it black and white with the red … but nope … it’s just a picture from my phone.

My Memory …

Last month, when I posted my Island Batik blog hop quilt using “Ohana” fabric collection, I offered a draw for some of the fabric. I had totally forgotten about the draw until today when I was attempting to clean out my email stuff. I have sent an email to “Delaine” and as soon as I hear back from her … the fabric will be in the mail.

My last UFO for 2020

Is DONE!!!

And a close-up of the quilting, each block has a different motif (except for the 4 patches which all have the orange peel thingy):

Design Wall


I can’t show you a thing! I’m piecing 3 things …

  1. One of the Holiday Seclusion mystery quilts for the mystery that’s happening on December 26-31.
  2. My Stay at Home Round Robin
  3. A mystery quilt that I’m hosting for the quilt guild.


Holiday Seclusion Mystery #1: Sandwiched and waiting to be quilted

Stash Report

SS yellow

Scrappy 4 patches is finished … It used up 6 yards of fabric …

  • Fabric Used this week    6 yards
  • Fabric Used this year:       298.5 yards
  • Fabric Bought this week:   0  yards
  • Fabric Added this year:      66.5 yards  (my husbands amounts as well)
  • Net Fabric used                   232 yards
  • Husband’s purchases: 17 yards (which are added into my total amount of Fabric added this year). For those of you who don’t know … my husband often buys more fabric than I do … so, I’m keeping track! Unfortunately, he doesn’t sew!

Stitchin’ Time

I’m aiming for at least 30 minutes a day.

  • January – Nov: 320 / 334
  • 30 min days/  Dec:   20 / 20
  • Total days in 2020: 340 / 354
  • Percentage = 96 % 

For more Stitchin’ Time, you can check out Kate’s blog: Life in Pieces


I’m linking up to Roseanne & Sue’s “TO DO” Tuesday. Their blog is “Home Sewn by Us.”

Last week’s list:

  1. Finish  SECRET project (SAHRR) top NOT done
  2. Finish on Holiday Seclusion Mystery (Dec 26-31)  NOT done
  3. Make a Christmas gift √   done
  4. Tidy & clean studio for 30 minutes √   done

This week’s list:

  1. Get Holiday Seclusion Mystery #2 to flimsy stage
  2. Get Stay at Home Round Robin to flimsy stage
  3. Work on guild Mystery Quilt
  4. Tidy & clean studio for 30 minutes

I have successfully finished my PHD in 2020. If you look at the starts … I am unable to complete the Moorewood Mystery or the Connected Project. The directions for completing the projects have not arrived. The other projects were started in December and will likely not get done by the end of the month … they will carry over as UFOs in 2021.

What’s Happening

I posted yesterday about all of the events that are happening on my blog in the near future. See that post HERE.

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting!    


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18 thoughts on “We have SNOW!!

  1. I got such a laugh at your comment that your husband buys a lot of fabric. When I have read your statistics in the past I just assumed he actually quilted too. So the comment made me laugh out loud. My hubby doesn’t buy fabric but he will help me hunt down what I’m looking for. He supports me 100% on my quilting adventure. It seems to me you have a keeper for sure.

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  2. Hi Gail! What a newsy post you’ve shared today. That snow looks so pretty, especially with the little peek of red. We haven’t even had that much snow yet this year although I’m not complaining about it one bit. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas. Thanks so much for linking up this week. ~smile~ Roseanne

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    • Thanks, Roseanne!
      Yes, the snow looks pretty! And to our surprise, it’s still hanging around, a couple of days later! However, I doubt it’ll be here on Christmas day! Merry Christmas to you & Sue, the littles and the littles’ parents!

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  3. We had over 12″ the other day, a little too much but maybe we will get rid of it before the next one. Always my hope…. Congrats on your year and look forward to seeing your creations next year….Might hop on the round robin….I do have a Mariner’s Compass that might be fun to work with.

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    • Hi Kathleen,
      Oh … a Mariner’s Compass will be a perfect centre for a round robin! Much better than having it languish, making you feel like you should do “something” with it! 🙂
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


  4. You’ve had a great year for stitching time and fabric usage, which of course leads to completing your PHD this year. I’m looking forward to playing along with the 2021 PHD, but I’m just going to work towards my MS (mostly stitched), while I’m working full time a PHD is just more than I can manage. But every finish counts. Have a very happy holiday!

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  5. Hmmmm, I have very good memories of snow while we stayed for 3 years in Victoria, B.C. I remember the harbor, frozen with a thin layer of ice. But you are right, it didn’t stay long!
    Love the first clue of the Mystery, thanks for hosting this fun project!
    I will add your other challenges in my 2021 Challenges list.

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  6. Congrats on earning you PhD!! You can send some snow south. We rarely get any here in Alabama either. We are due for some this year, I think!! Actually we are supposed to have flurries Thursday, but since its been in the upper 50s and 60s this week, even if we see some it won’t last! Merry Christmas, Gail!

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    • Thanks, Brenda!
      The snow is still outside – I thought it would rain and take it away by now … but who knows? I doubt if it’ll last until Christmas!
      Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones, Brenda!

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  7. Hi Gail! I’m just south of B.C. in Ferndale, WA. We got about six inches here. Oh, I was so happy. I hope it sticks around a day or too but the rain will probably wash it away.

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    • Hi Tammy,
      Yes, you’re not far from me at all!!! A friend of mine lives on Lummi Island and it’s exactly 40 miles from her door to mine!
      Six inches … that’s a lot! I think we had maybe 1″ … And I expect the rain will take care of it pretty soon!
      A fellow Island Batik Ambassador lives in Ferndale … Megan Best … do you know her?


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