Sunday, February 14, 2010

snow days

Like most of the country this is a slow weekend due to snow. I'm not complaining.
We had over 8 inches of the very wet stuff the other night. I went out three times to knock the snow off the "pepper myrtle" in my front yard. (They are very susceptible to breaking.) In the morning I was so happy to see it standing there in one piece. But than as I finished my second cuppa coffee we heard a loud crack...the largest of the limbs had broken off. Duhhhh. On the positive side I am saving the limb to see if my BIL can use it for wood turning and there will now be a bit more sun for flowers this summer in the front bed....

Goldie has been the smartest of the bunch....she has stayed in the bedroom under the quilts for what seems like days! The sun is out this morning though so I expect Goldie sightings any minute now....I did work on a few blocks for V's latest project (bumblebeans.) She is collected 10.5 (unfinished) house blocks to make quilts for the homeless in NYC. I'm going to try and have 6 ready for tomorrow's mail pickup...two down and 4 to go.
The second went together so much faster than the first I don't think this should be too big a hill to climb!Oh...and happy Valentine's day! The block above is from my 1860's applique quilt. I love the fabric used in this block! Half the signatures in this quilt are from Maryland and half from Pennsylvania.

14 comments:

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Isn't Goldie cute...she's got a really clever look on her face!..and clever she is if she is using the quilts correctly! LOL

Keep warm and safe in all that snow.

Clare said...

That is one sensible cat. Love the photo of Mac.

How are you doing with the Amish quilt?

Loris said...

The house blocks look great.
Happy Valentine's to Mac and
Goldie :-)

Gypsy Quilter said...

I do believe that you got more snow than we did. Wow.

Your house blocks look terrific.

mereth said...

I loved the photo of Macbeth covered in snow, is that what you looked like too?

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

Eight inches? Eight???? aaagh. great pics.

Ali Honey said...

Gosh, more snow. The Northern Hemisphere has really had SNOW this year.

sewkalico said...

Love the house blocks.

Tammy said...

Poor MacBeth, he doesn't look like he's sure about the snow. I'm with Goldie, stay under covers till it passes. Love, Love, Love your house blocks. You do such beautiful work.

sewprimitive karen said...

What wonderful snow photos. Goldie looks like the Cat in the Hat. Your house blocks are adorable.

Connie said...

love your pictures and the house block is very pretty/ HAPPY SEWING!

beth said...

happy to see another house block. I made a couple and realized after that I could switch colors...duh!
Thanks for the snow pics. My daughter is near Chattanooga at school, so it helps me see what she's experiencing!

crazypatch dreamer said...

What a striking antique quilt, and how fortunate that it belongs to someone who appreciates it! Louise

Michelle said...

Poor little Macbeth...looks so cold!