Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Travel edition - Building Blocks Tuesday

Hi everyone.   Welcome to the travel addition of Building Blocks Tuesday.

As I mentioned in my last rambling post, I am in Connecticut at the moment visiting my grandmother.  She is imprisoned (or so she tells me) in a rehabilitation facility for a few more days.  She can't wait to break out, but I must say that I am really enjoying just sitting and talking with her.  It is a marked change from my life at home which is really just running around from one activity to another.  My only quiet time, which I value and hoard, is my sewing time.  Here, in rural New England, it is a different way of life, especially so for the elderly.  It is quiet and slow, not frantic.  My DH would have totally gone bonkers by now, but I am soaking up every blissful minute of relaxation (being kid-free may have something to do with it too).

The weather is a bit different here too, which is fun for me (probably because I get to leave it in a few days).  This is the view from Gram's window.

View from Gram's window

Snow, lovely snow.  I packed up all the winter gear I never get to wear at home - my nice wool coat that I bought several years ago for a one-off trip to NYC in winter, my snow boots that I wear for 1 week every year when we go skiing, and two long scarves, one of which I bought over 10 years ago and it still had the tags on it!  But check it out, isn't a cool scarf (prepare yourself for a rare photo of me (selfie!))?


I know those of you who live in colder climates are probably rolling your eyes at me right now.  I imagine by late January, you are sick of this weather and feeling a bit of cabin fever, but I've been tramping through the snow every morning, loving the enormous foot prints I leave (mine are the only ones out there too).  I may even make a snow angel one morning when no one is looking.

As you may have guessed by now, I have no new blocks to show you.  I brought my hexagons with me and have been basting a few here and there while Gram is in therapy, but other than that I haven't been doing much but chatting.  I'm always interested in what you have been working on though!

So, what blocks have you been working on?  I would love to see.  Link up your fabulous blocks.  You put a lot of hard work into them - show them off!  This free linky will stay open until the first Monday of next month, but I will repost it every Tuesday until a new month starts.

Quilter in the Closet


1) Please link up only to the page in your blog showing your wonderful blocks, not just the blog homepage.  Flickr pictures are also OK.
2) Make sure to put your blog name as the description so people know where they are going or the name of your block!
3) Please grab my button and post it in your blog post or sidebar.
4) Visit other linky participants!

Thanks for reading!



  1. Loving your selfie Jen! I'm all snowed out and way too cold to care any longer about how beautiful it all looks, I'm wishing for the warmer March winds and in some delirious moments even longing for the heat and humidity of the Manhattan summer - def time to make a cup of tea I think!!! Hope your Gran recuperates quickly and well :D

  2. It looks gorgeous. I don't ever get snow where I live so I am always in a little awe when I see proper cold crisp winter. You should absolutely make a snow angel!! I can imagine you sneaking out and covertly checking for spy's and then throwing yourself into the snow!!! Lol.

    E xx

  3. Enjoy making your snow Angel it sounds like you and your grandmother are exactly what each of you need right now :)

  4. I have nothing to show off today but you are right...those of us that live in the Northeast are really sick of winter already and we still have a ways to go. I just keep thinking about the day that we move to a warmer climate. Enjoy your visit.


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