Happy Valentine’s Day and Bullseye #2, 2-14-21

Artwork by Mrs. Rose

And the Valentine’s Day quilt – Picnic by Country Threads remade in red, pink and white.

Are you ready for Step 2 of Bullseye? Here we go!

Background with circle #1 and 6″ square for circle #2.

Next deadline is February 28. It’s too cold to do anything but stay inside and sew. Wind chill this morning was 42 below and I give thanks that our consistory cancelled the early service so I didn’t have to get out.

Happy Valentines Day!

24 thoughts on “Happy Valentine’s Day and Bullseye #2, 2-14-21

  1. Jo in Wyoming

    Cold!!! It’s -3 now!
    I’m quilting and sewing and making soup.
    Everyone, stay warm, healthy, and still

    I think Loretta has grown another layer of fuzz last week, she looks like a polar bear.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Jo in Wyoming – Loretta needs it! We have to watch Hazel so she doesn’t go out of our sight and get so cold she can’t walk back to the house!

  2. Sandy

    Hi mary,unfortunately I can’t visit taiwan yet,would mean 2 weeks in hotel quarantine each end of journey, and l have a huge task on hand of major decluttering after my husband went into care with dementia. He was a hoarder,mainly tools and audio visual equipment, so its a bit of a nightmare! Fortunately i have some great helpers,but l hope next Christmas to be in Taiwan , meanwhile skype will suffice. My love to everyone and all your pets,best wishes, sandy

  3. Joyce from NY

    Can’t imagine 42 degrees below! In the 30’s here today, going to be a cold snowy week. Made beef stew & chocolate chip cookies. Doing bookwork!

  4. Janet Carol Mittler

    Writing from Longview Texas, it is 21 here and more sleet and snow expected. My poor little jonquils were ready to bloom…….there were buds on the trees……and some azaleas in bloom already……. ! Can’t mess with Mother Nature!!! Happy Valentine’s Day

  5. Rosemary W

    Great day to stay inside and sew. I’m having fun with my denim background squares and multi colored scrappy circles! I hope to cut 9” brushed cotton backing squares,quilt them individually and then sew them together ragtime style- with my squared frayed edges to the backside and my round frayed edges on the front. Wish me luck…
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Kathy Hanson

    Happy Valentine’s Day Mary and everyone! The sun is shining which is nice and feels warm coming in the window – another reason to stay right here in the house and sew! I am liking seeing the instructions for the bullseye quilt. I am not making one this time but enjoyed making it when you had it before. I am working on projects that I find in a container in my places that I have things stored. Trying to get some things done before my new puppy comes and I don’t have the ability to sew for awhile – will be very busy with the new “baby”!! So, finding things that I should have done a long time ago. That’s kind of fun!!

  7. Diane and Squeak in Central Ohio

    —42 degrees! Whew. I never thought about Hazel getting too cold to get home, but that makes sense. We are now feeding at least three cats on our porch—not ours! We know where two live. One weighs about 25 plus pounds and just stops for a snack before he goes home to his warm house. Too funny!
    Happy Valentine’s day—i have my Country Threads Flying Geese runner out. 28 here with lots of snow coming.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Diane and Squeak – thanks for having such a kind heart to feed those cats!

  8. Rhoda

    Happy Valentine’s Day from Las Vegas.
    I am making 12 Bullet Squares.
    Went to the Bellagio this morning to see the Chinese New Year display in their atrium for the Year of the Ox. Sunny and may get to 70 – no snow but last night was a “gustnado” with high winds and power outages.
    Spring is coming.
    My granddaughter has Covid-19.

  9. Mrs. Goodneedle

    I can’t believe how COLD 🥶 it is at your house! I love Picnic, this coloration is wonderful. Working on my Bull’s Eye along with you. Happy Valentines Day! ❤️

  10. Judith Ann Jaques

    Happy Valentines Day to all.
    Just a reminder if you are in a cold place to check your furnace exhaust pipe for ice blockage. The condensation will block it.
    Stay warm everyone.
    judy in iowa

  11. Kathy in western NY

    Happy Hearts Day to everyone!!!
    We had sunshine all day here so felt good as I fed the birds but it was still too cold to let the dogs be out for long at all. Have to get them right back in and we were 30 so can’t imagine your chill. I say Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow, we’ll just sit and sew and sew”!!!!! Tomorrow night we are under a winter storm warning for 6-12”. I have my polka dots to sew for next bullseyes round.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Kathy in western NY – when it’s 30 here my dogs spend hours in the grove sniffing and digging. Our wind chill is 30 below tonight – that’s life threatening for anyone but 30 degrees above is downright balmy. It’s all what you get used to, isn’t it?

  12. Diane and Squeak in Central Ohio

    Mary, I received my email from Martingale and saw you and Connie will be teaching about scraps. That is exciting. I don’t do Instagram and will be sorry to miss it.

  13. Sue Davis

    Hi Mary
    It’s freezing here in north Texas. I have a question about my chickens. I’m worried about my girls. We wrap their coop in panels. And so much hay. No wind can get on them. Yet it’s so cold. Gary has put three heat lamps in the coop. We take hot water out three times a day so their water won’t freeze. I have eight hens. My question is how cold is to cold. Should I move them to the garage? I’m sewing just like y’all. To cold to do much else. But I worry all day about them. Thank you Mary.
    Sue Davis , Argyle, Texas

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Sue Davis – I don’t know how big your coop is but three heat lamps is probably enough. I always say the heat in my barn is probably more for my comfort than necessary for the chickens. You could put a thermometer out there by where the hens roost so you can see what the temperature really is. My big barn is heated to about 40 but even today the water buckets were frozen over the top.

  14. Cheri Phillips

    It has been frigidly cold here in Southern Alberta for over a week! -20’s C during the day and – 30’s at night and even colder with windchills.

    How many bullseye squares are we supposed to be making? Been sewing along,and I have 29 squares.

  15. Sunflower from Michigan

    I’m also interested in seeing what you can teach us about scraps, too. I certainly have a basket full!! I’m not on instagram either so hope you have time to add to the blog. Take care. Stay warm.

  16. Tranquil Gal

    Sewing in circles and circles and circles! I am having so much fun making the Bullseye quilt! I found that an applique scissor works really well to cut out the fabric on the back of the circles.

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