Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Spring, oh spring where art thou spring?

Or something like that....

Um, I thought we were in for 2 to 4" of snow yesterday. That's what the forecast started with and they kept raising the amount through the day. Well, the sky blew through that amount in a couple of hours. We had a good 12 to 14" and add that to the 4 - 6" we had on the ground...
We interrupt this blog post to shovel snow....

Yesterday's snow -- notice the snow on the evergreen tree...
Same tree lots more snow... (it's the second evergreen from the right...) Ok, hard to tell evergreen from a distance. How about the second, rather short conical shape from the right... (If I were a Photoshop pro I could draw a nice arrow but I haven't applied myself to learning that...)
And why do the snow plows leave 3 to 4' of snow on the street in front of our driveway? Honestly, it isn't even close to our driveway. Compare that to across the street where about 12 to 18"of snow is piled -- where no one lives? Hum, I think we need to talk to the powers that be in the community since they do the plowing.

Quilting has been on the back burner for yesterday and today but here's the update since last we chatted...

Plaza del Sol
Finished backing got ready to load on Ruthie and realized I had absolutely no thread that would work. Thread is on order.

Prairie Baskets
Inside is all hand quilted. Looked for stencil for border -- everything is too big. Overnight came up with another concept. It is cool but I won't admit to it until I see if I can do it. I've never tried something like this before! Stay tuned.

Carolina Christmas
Argh -- I'm really on clue #3. But I did make a few of them. But that's not my priority.

Mystery #12
#12 is laid out on the design bed. However, I wanted to look at the suggested layouts before proceeding. Went to the computer and oh my goodness. Everything I had thought was safely saved was actually saved as url's to access it on the internet -- and everything had been deleted. Good thing Marge is so nice about emailing the directions. Thanks Marge -- I had them in about 45 minutes -- maybe less. Maybe tomorrow I'll put that together.

What's up for today (if I can move after my shoveling -- aerobic exercise -- good in moderation and I am all about moderation...)

I'm going to load New Year's Eve 2009 quilt on Ruthie and quilt that. (If I have the right thread...) Then work on Prairie Baskets. Banana Bread comes first though.

And, just to garner pity from all except those in the Mid-Atlantic Region (hey, it's hard to beat 40+ inches in less than a week...) here's the snow warning for our area:
A SECOND...AND PERHAPS MORE POWERFUL STORM...IS EXPECTED TO IMPACT THE REGION FROM LATE TONIGHT...THROUGH THURSDAY... AND INTO FRIDAY. A PERIOD OF HEAVY SNOWFALL IS POSSIBLE ON THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...AS A STORM CENTER INTENSIFIES NEAR NEW YORK CITY. STORM TOTALS OF A FOOT OR MORE ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING. ALSO...STRONG GUSTY WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY...LEADING TO SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING AND POSSIBLE WHITE OUT CONDITIONS.

OK -- what do I desperately need in the house? TP -- check. Milk -- check. Soda -- check. Chocolate -- double check -- (I brought some home from England) Quilting projects to keep me busy -- double check. Books -- check.

Other than sore muscles tomorrow I'm ok with another snow storm... I guess.
Happy Quilting All!





1 comment:

  1. stay warm and toasty! if the electricity holds up (unlike yesterday) I hope to be quilting right along with you.

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