Wednesday, 23 January 2019
A little smidgen of snow
As you can see, the high ground to our East had had a little bit of snow, but we just had a couple of brief showers and some more in the night and frost, but it's warmed up and melted in our valley today. These hills are still wintry looking, and of course the mountains have had a little more and it's stayed up there as it's colder. It can go away if it likes as we want it a bit milder as we have journeys to make in the next month.
If it wasn't so cloudy, you would see Black Mountain with its mantle of snow, but when I walked up the hill yesterday, the clouds were low over the mountains.
One of the big old Ash trees which looks out across the TowyValley, towards Dryslwyn Castle, and below, some of the (rather grubby!) occupants of the field.
I enjoyed my patchwork class this afternoon, and got on with sewing the 9-patch border into two 6 block stretches. I have some more of these little blocks to sew together. Today I realized I didn't have the fabric I needed to do the two solid borders (well, one has star blocks incorporated in it), so did a swift journey to Llandeilo and chose some beautiful Liberty fabric which should go well with the rest, and a speckly blue-grey fabric for the outer border.
I won't be able to get back to sorting out my Random Quilt top until next Monday now, but plans are afoot on doing it at home on one of my teacher's large quilting machines so I don't have to keep coming and going (and she is away for a few days). Watch this space.