This week marked one month since we've been renting on the mountain. We have watched the record breaking amounts of snow that fell this winter, mostly melt off during that time as we experienced some gorgeous warm weather. However, it is a mountain that is home to a ski resort, so at this elevation, rain can become snow - which is exactly what we awoke to, yesterday morning!
The sky was so heavy with precipitation, we couldn't even see the Okanagan valley, as the snow came down, fast and furious. It was a brief white out of snow!
|The view from the windows in our living/kitchen area in the morning May 30/18.|
It was beautiful! I knew the snow wasn't going to stay, so it didn't bother me to see it coating the trees and cocooning us.
|The view from the dining room table (where I have my sewing machine set up).|
|An evening view from the deck off our living room. If you look off into the distance, you can see Kalamalka Lake ( it's that bright area in the valley and one of two large lakes that the city of Vernon is blessed with).|
Here are my versions of the final three blocks for the quilt I'm making in the Community Sampler sew along. Each one has been made using scraps from my stash!
|Block 9 of 11; Double - T, for Community Sampler sew along.|
|Block 10 of 11; New Four Patch, for the Community Sampler sew along.|
|Block 11 of 11; Sawtooth for the Community Sampler sew along.|
Here's a mock up of the blocks (you will notice that the 4th block is actually a half block, so it has 2 places in the mosaic). The final layout may change and of course the blocks won't be positioned like this as they are place on point in the final design. I may move things around a bit, but love seeing all the blocks gathered in a mosaic to see how the colours are working with one another.
Late yesterday, I started playing with possible layouts and auditioning fabrics for the background. Lots of fun! It's a bit different doing a layout without the aide of a design wall - so I laid my blocks out on our bed to help me with placement. This worked pretty well and I took several pictures, which gives me another perspective when deciding if I have a layout that works nicely. I am getting so excited to start piecing this top together! Guess what I'm going to set aside time to work on this weekend? ;o)