What’s u see the snow? 1-7-23

Here’s the picture from yesterday – and thank you for all your guesses.

It’s a pinecone!

Nancy K. Walker is the only reader who got it right! Nancy – if you’ll send me your address I’ll send you a prize!

I didn’t guess it either and I think the first picture is somewhat of an optical illusion – the tracks look raised and I guessed like most of you that it was something tunneling under the snow. Now I can’t unsee it that way.

The pictures didn’t show Connie’s machines in the room – here they are.

On the longarm- Bitcoin.

Off and waiting for binding.

I have to sew faster – so many quilts on my “to make” list!

24 thoughts on “What’s u see the snow? 1-7-23

  1. Nancy K Walker

    Thank you Mary I will put my address below: 266 Catherine Lane Willits California 95490

  2. Betty Klosterman

    A pine cone rolling in the wind!
    And look at all the windows and that light. Beautiful. And neat!
    Your Bit coin looks great. Anybody who makes a quilt with all the little pieces is a glutton for punishment. All your seams match and the back is perfect. But Gramma did say ‘don’t waste it.’ l like that you used black, etc so all the pieces stand out, and colors don’t run together.
    Looks like spring here. Nice.
    Take care. Betty in Rapid City

    1. Kathy in western NY

      Betty, thanks for giving me the push to wash fabrics in the machine. Not sure if you read a previous comment I spoke of putting blue batiks in with jeans to learn to change my ways. It worked with only a tint on the hanky after drying. We are never to old to change our ways and I appreciate the nudge you gave me to save my hands. I will use the clothesline to send pictures of completed quilts to Mary. Thank you again Betty for your advice.

      1. Betty Klosterman

        The blue jeans may bleed, too….. We all learn new things all the time. It is never to late to try something different. I do like having the piece of white cotton fabric. I just always used Frank’s old hankies for press cloths, etc.

  3. Jean

    I really like the bitcoin quilt! I would never have the patience… unless there is some kind of a system that you use. Good job Mary! What will you use for binding?

  4. Melody in Wisconsin

    Congratulations Nancy! I admit I was stumped and like Mary said, the optical illusion was I saw the snow as being raised.

    Mary, your bitcoin quilt is beautiful, can’t wait to see a photo of it quilted.

    I love all the pictures of your fur babies, Hazel is just a sweetie and looks like she is just a bundle of energy and always busy. How many cats do you have now? I can think of Mama, Colton, JB3 and Heidi. I just love Telly, seems like such a sweet, mellow dog. Is Keeper done growing? I laughed so hard at the video of Hazel and Keeper racing in the house. I am sure there is never a dull moment for you.

    Thanks for taking the time to write the blog, thoroughly enjoy it and look for it in my emails. It’s like sitting down to read a good book.

  5. Li

    The pinecone image is very clever. Just took out my copy of your 2015 Civil War Remembered. I think that was the last time I purchased a quilt book. Good work. Nice variety of patterns.

  6. Diane in Colorado

    Bitcoin is so lovely!! That’s a lot more matching of seams than I want to do–and yours are always perfect!!

    Connie’s sewing room is so bright! Love all of the white and light!

  7. Jill Klop

    I would have never guessed a pinecone!! I do love seeing the bitcoin quilts. I’m not sure that I could stick with it until the end!! Maybe one day!

  8. Rita in Iowa

    Mary thanks for the nature lesson. I thought about pine cones but there was such a length of them.
    Love see Connie’s sewing area. Is so nice to be able to have a designated area that is so beautiful.

    Mary your Bit Coin quilt is so beautiful, lots of work but a joy to see the end results.

    Working on a small Friendship Star quilt from leftover units.

  9. Kathy in western NY

    The wall of windows lets in so much natural light for Connie to sew by. Love that.
    Mary, your bitcoin quilt is a labor of love with all those scraps. You have such a knack for color sense. I have one more row to sew of reds for my snowball quilt and then I am adding a border to it. Then I need to decide if I want to do my own straight line quilting on my domestic machine or take it to my long armer for an all over design.

  10. Bonnie McKee

    So much love!
    I love the pine cone tracks.❤️
    I love Connie’s new sewing studio and her wonderful machines❤️
    And I love your Bitcoin, Mary! ❤️
    Bonnie, in Oregon

  11. Angie from Baltimore

    I kept thinking it had to something burrowing never considered a pine cone. Good for her.
    Connie’s sewing room is a dream. So lucky. I guess when you start fresh you have a better chance. Envying all over the place.

  12. Linda from Georgia

    First I must say how much I enjoy pictures of Hazel. She is so cute and looks full of mischief. I would take her in a heartbeat!! No chance you will give her up though. So sorry about Martindale not allowing you to use the patterns. I would be more like you than Connie. I love Connie’s sewing room. She has so many interesting items. I really need to work on mine. I need better storage but I manage to get things done. Thanks for all of the interesting topics and all of the wonderful quilts on your blog! The bitcoin looks great!

  13. Charlotte S in No. California

    A pinecone! Good job Nancy! I would never have guessed that one. It made a beautiful design in the snow.
    Love the Bitcoin quilt. That one is on my bucket list. I’m just starting a Sunbonnet Sue/Sam baby quilt. Applique is not my favorite, but a very dear friend would like a quilt for her great grandbaby made with fabric that she used to make her daughter’s clothes.
    It’s very windy here tonight and is supposed to rain all night. I’m hoping the electricity stays on. Another big rain coming on Monday.
    I love Connie’s sewing room!!!!

  14. Kathy

    I cannot really see the quilting. Can you post a close up. Wondering what u chose to do.
    Who will you root for Monday night?

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Kathy – I don’t really have a favorite Monday night – I love college football and will hate to see it end BUT I love college basketball even more – onward to March Madness!!!

  15. Jo in Wyoming

    Pine cone! I was goina say that…just kidding.
    I would take your bitcoin and do the binding if I lived closer. Binding is my favorite part of quilting……most favorite.
    Connie has a great space, the old house was great too.

    1. Linda Carpenter

      Jo, I too enjoy the binding. Good for TV watching and you get to see something completed.

  16. Jeanie S, Central IL

    Wow, I would have never guessed a pine cone!
    Your Bitcoin quilt is wonderful; and Mary, you are amazing for the perseverance.
    Thanks for the blog.

  17. Janet S

    Mary, Like everyone else, I love Connie’s sewing room. Your bitcoin quilt is turning out great but I am wondering what brand of iron you use. My Hamilton Beach is really good but I wish it were a bit hotter. Just wondering.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Janet s – I buy the cheapest iron at Walmart and when it quits I buy another cheap iron. I wish they were hotter, too. I use a lot of spray starch. We should get Connie to tell you how she starches and irons – hers is perfect. Mine isn’t as perfect as I’d like. Pressing Bitcoin was a challenge for sure.

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