Friday, March 2, 2012

Ta ta February - the sunshine is returning

February 2012

It seems I did a lot of sewing in February, for such a short and dark month. Oh and I did cheat in that mosaic, the Blue Quilt, the very last one, was made a couple of years ago, but since I showed it off last post I thought I would just sneak it in. Most of these projects are for swaps, bees and presents.

Lily's Quilts

I am linking my monthly progress with Lynne from Lily's Quilts Fresh Sewing Day. If you hop over there you can see what many other lovely bloggers have been up to in February.

Here are some handy tote bags. Sarah from Fairyface Designs is running a wonderful series of beginning sewing tutorials and my tote bag tutorial went up yesterday, click here if you want to check it out. I used French seams for strength and nicer looks in the unlined version of the bag, so if you have not used them or need a refresher you might find it helpful.

FairyFace Designs

And my Leap Day Superior Threads give away is still open until the end of Saturday night. Click here to enter.

Superior King Tut thread

As I have been writing these monthly posts this winter I have been complaining about the darkness. I am excited to note that sunrise today will be at 7:18 a.m. and sunset will be at 6:15 p.m.. On January 2 this year it was 8:50 a.m. and 4:26 p.m.. So the sunshine in my day has increased from 7 hours 35 minutes to 10 hours 56 minutes.

That is an improvement of 3.5 hours of sunlight between January and now, which, for me, makes March a very welcome month - even if it seems to be bringing snow and winter temperatures with it.

I hope you have a lovely Friday.