Monday, February 7, 2011

Red Sky Morn

Check out this sunrise last week. At 7:50 a.m. on February 1st, this amazing sky welcomed February to Vancouver. Only fitting, since we'll be all red and pink for Valentines soon enough!

North Vancouver Sunrise , Feb. 1, 2011

That is my neighbour's weather vane atop their clothes line pole. I took this photo looking east from our back deck.

That's not all the amazing colour that was in my life last week. This luscious stack of fabric also arrived:

Far Far Away II FQ stack

This is Heather Ross' Far, Far Away II collection printed on 75% cotton/25% linen blend. I really love all of the colours combined with grey and the sweet fairy tale illustrations of Rapunzel, The Owl and the Pussycat and the Princess and the Pea. Adorable! The coordinating print of wee flowers in an organized grid is precious, too.

Far Far Away II FQ's

I need to say a big thanks to my generous friend Terri for sharing her FFA II stash with me. I'm not quite sure how I'm going to thank her, but you can be sure there will be something sweet heading her way soon!

B took the kids to Whistler for a couple of nights and one day skiing on the weekend, so I had the pleasure of sewing in the well-lit dining room with fabulous friends. Bonus: we went out for dinner each night, too! Sewing AND eating with friends is the best. I corrected my bee Snow Blossom block foundations and only have 2 more to complete. They are really beautiful - hopefully tomorrow will be a brighter day so I can take some pictures for my bee buddies and you, too.

Andrea and I also caught "Barney's Version" last night. Now, that is a fantastic movie! As is "The King's Speech" that my SIL and I went to last weekend. Those, along with "Winter's Bone" are the only Oscar nominated films I've seen...how about you? Do you make any effort to watch all of the movies up for an Academy Award and make your own predictions before the big night?

5 comments:

Krista said...

Sounds like a great weekend! We rarely go to the movies (and are out of the loop for what's even out there at any given time), but we did see True Grit a couple of weeks ago. It was pretty good!

I'm really looking forward to seeing your snow blossom blocks!

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

Wow, what are you going to do with all that FFA? What a wonderful stash to have.

Live a Colorful Life said...

Beautiful sky, fabulous fabric stack. How fun to be quilting (and eating) with friends! Haven't seen any of the movies.

Mrs Moen said...

What a glorious sunrise and your new fabrics make me drool. Too bad I'm trying to cut back on all kinds of shopping...
Sounds like a great weekend and no, I have not seen any new movies in ages. Maybe I should put down my knitting needles, drag husband off the couch and see one.

Canadian Kristin said...

Sounds like a fabulous weekend!!! I'm fairly out of the loop on movies, I usually wait to see who wins and then go see the winners and the "worsts" and rent those in the following months! I usually like some of the "losers" anyway! :-)