01 March 2011

Project Blizzard

Last Project Smile post 'til Octoberish...

2011 DNQF entry
2011 DNQF entryFinally got the 2011 Denver National Quilt Festival quilt top printed and pieced! (Actually, I've been planning to do this project since 2009...) Now I just have to do the applique and quilting. By March 15.

tiny bear, gigantic snowflakeFinally designed a snowflake rug!

orchid loveThe Lizard gave me my first orchids ever!

snowflake inspirationsI had SO much fun playing with Wordle!

candlelitValentine's Day was romantic...

Cortez loves lilies!I got flowers!

a new greeting cardInspired by love, I designed new greeting cards for the first time in many, many months.

monster cowlEver since I finished my first pair of monster socks, I've wanted to make a monster cowl. Finally took a break from white boredom (caused by making too many white snowflakes) and went crazy with color. I love this so much, I can't wait to make more!

etsy!!!I gave my Etsy shop a facelift for the first time since I opened it in 2009. I also answered the Etsy challenge to describe myself in six words: Cycling Snowflake Designer Craves Vibrant Color. Doesn't touch cross-country skiing, photography, journaling, writing, poetry, backpacking and gardening, but well, hey, it hits a couple of the main points!

flowers for Valentine's DayAnd I got flowers!!!

Cortez in Crested ButteFinally got to go cross country skiing. Everything was white when we first arrived, but then the sun popped out, we had a beautiful day, and the snow returned with fury as we got back to the car after seven glorious miles of smiles. More photos from the outing tomorrow when I go wordless.

Roses, RosesAnd did I mention flowers???

Thank you,
Alicia, for giving us a new tool to fight seasonal affective disorder. I've enjoyed the Project, I look forward to doing it again next winter, and it was great getting to know you and being able to enjoy your stunning photography.

Susan's tulipanother flower, another smile...


  1. glorious celebration of a full life!

  2. Orchids are awesome! I love the little tiny ones the best. I'm glad you had such an awesome Valentine's Day!

  3. So many interesting and beautiful photos :)

  4. I wonder how you managed to get your wordle picture to your blog?

  5. funny seeing your little lizard sneaking in photos ;) the orchid was stunning, as well as your monster cowl, just gorgeous colors!

  6. Oooo, I want to help with the quilt! I can see there won't be enough time for me to get there to do so..
    Fantastic pictures...they make me feel like I'm RIGHT THERE.
    I am so blessed to know you.

  7. I always love your photos. And congrats on the quilt. I will be back in Sept. Taking a 6 month break to hopefully get out and enjoy the sun. :) But don't forget to remember to smile! Thank you for your continued support!! :)

  8. Beeeeee-you-teeee-ful flowers, you lucky girl!!! I love the cowl and your quilt is going to be wonderful!

  9. I love your photos. You are so crafty. So many beautiful reasons to smile... even in the dead of winter. :)

  10. Glad you had a wonderful, romantic Valentine's day. :) I love all your projects. You are very creative! :)

  11. Wow - so much beauty and creativity in one post! I'll miss your Project Smile posts, but I always love your blog with or without them. And I'll look forward to the return of Project Smile in the fall! :) Deb @ RaisingFigureSkaters.com

  12. Chock full of vibrant colors, and enthusiasm for life. What a great post!


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