On Tuesday (May 13th) we had snow flurries all day. Yep. After weather in the 60s and 70s then it snowed all day. The snow didn't stick to the ground and it really wasn't that cold, but is sure was entertaining. The snow then changed to this weird bean-bag-fill shaped frozen precipitation. It has done this before while I've lived here but I didn't know what it was. Like a small hail but not icy. After some research on the Internets, I found out it is called graupel. From Wikipedia: Graupel (also called soft hail) is formed in high altitude climates and forms when supercooled water droplets collect and freeze on snowflakes. The more you know.
|Graupel on my Adirondack chair|
In case you are wondering the current temperature is 68F and is headed up to the 80sF this weekend. YAY! Crazy weather.
My sewing mojo is running at a high level this week. I have a million projects I want to work on. Right now.
Another Year of Schnibbles project. The quilt is from Carrie's book Schnibbles Times Two and the quilt is called X Rated. I picked out some French General charm packs that I had and Moda Bella Solid in Stone.
(I write my own selvedges on solids so I don't forget what color I bought...)
As you can see, Stella decided to "help" with the layout of the rows. Such a big help. Remy ran away with a couple of the little pieces and Edgar Poe came in and rolled all over the squares getting cat hair on the light pieces. We had BIG FUN sewing this quilt together.
I found purples for the straps and the lining in my stash. The pattern is Winslow Market Tote by Pink Chalk Studio (I've had it printed out for ages so I don't know where I originally got it.) and was fun and easy to make. It's the perfect size for a farmer's market bag. I will definitely make more.