Saturday, 9 March 2013

Tracks on snow, and finally a finish

It has been so long since I last posted, there just haven't been any new finishes to show. I have been knitting squares for a blanket using leftover yarns and some unexpected finds from my stash, but on cloudy days taking photos is a nightmare. A couple of days ago this leftover piece of the moon was still on the sky when the sun was rising.
 
 
The nights are cold here, around -20C/-4F, when the sky is clear. Cold weather means the birds need nourishing food, so the woodpecker had some fat with seeds to keep warm.
 
 

Yesterday we had a snow shower that covered all the old tracks. Look how many hares, squirrels and birds have been running and jumping in our yard after that:

 
A hare's footprints closer, the smaller prints are from the front legs.
 
 
Here is finally my Helping Hands quilt with binding and label. The striped fabrics are all pieces of Egyptian scarves from Melanie, who made a quilt with her friends' hands in applique almost two years ago. I finished this top last summer but somehow it just became a WIP.
 

I used my scarf pieces to make this quilt. It will end up warming somebody, who needs a helping hand. I remember that Simone used her pieces for a scarf.  - Yes, we have this much snow left, it is still very much winter.

 
One last snow picture from some time ago. Can you guess what has been going on here?
 
 
Two hares (or one, making two rounds) have come running from the left and sliding down the steep slope. I have heard of otters playing like this down the riverbank, but not hares. I hope they had fun!

15 comments:

  1. Your winter pictures look so beautiful and pieceful, but If I remember correctly from when I was living in winter wonderland, you are probably pretty fed up with all the snow and longing for signs of spring.

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  2. Your quilt looks great, and the colours are so good against the snow:-)
    For some reason the woodpecker doesn't come into our garden in the winter, although we put out lots of food for birds.But they always bring their young in the summer.

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  3. Love your quilt. It's very colorful, especially against the snow.
    Hugs

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  4. The moon and woodpecker photos are worthy of framing. You have amazing surroundings and I love it when you share them. The quilt is beautiful and looks so lovely in the snow. I really like how you did the border. Someone will love this.

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  5. I figured you were busy. The quilt turned out very nicely. We have melting snow so the roads are fine and so are the sidewalks. It's getting close to spring with above freezing temperatures. The sun helps too.

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  6. Your quilt is beautiful. They were such unique and lovely pieces of fabrics. I think I need to stop hoarding mine and do something with them. I'm inspired after seeing yours!
    Beautiful pictures!

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  7. Todella kaunis peitto, kauniisti olet värit sommitellut!

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  8. That is a beautiful quilt, i do admire your work. And i love the snow pics even tho i would not like the temperature. You are so good to feed the birds, they must appreciate it.

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  9. What a lot of super natur-pics! Love them all especially mr. Woody woodpecker :-) Congratulations on a beatuiful quilt as well,Ulla!

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  10. Beautiful picture of the crescent moon, my signature when I sign things is a crescent moon and a star...as my initials are shh...(go to sleep the moon is out...)

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  11. Mr. Woodpecker's feathers are so bright and colorful - shows he's eating well, I think! I love how your beautiful quilt looks with the snow dusting! It's nice to see the bunnies are having some winter fun!
    Cheers!

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  12. Wonderful work Ulla. It is good that you finished the WIP. It is gorgeous- and spectacular against the snow. Well done!

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  13. Your pictures are always so nice, the little bird is so cute. The quilt is just beautiful, I love the colors, great work.

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  14. That is a beautiful quilt Ulla. I love the color and design...the black is stunning.

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  15. Mir gefällt dein Quilt mit den starken Farben auch sehr, liebe Ulla. Und du hast einen perfekten Hintergrund für die Präsentation ausgewählt ! So leuchten die Farben noch mehr!

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