Saturday, March 08, 2008

Blizzard of 08

Well, that's what they're calling it. LOL It just amuses me that the newscasters love to 'name' events--AS they are happening! Yes, it's true there were blizzard warnings until 4 PM today--which technically means there is low visability, winds over 35 mph and it lasts more than 3 hours. So, by definition, we are 'having a blizzard'. But for those that lived through the Blizzard of '78--this is just a bad winter storm! We have about 20" of snow since yesterday and the roads are hazardous to drive on since the wind blows the snow right back on the roads as soon as it's plowed. We're in a Level 3 Snow Emergency--which means only emergency vehicles--you can get ticketed if caught. Well, you won't get caught--just stranded with no help! In the meantime, we're all holed up here with a pot of vegetable soup going and a pot of homemade chicken noodles cooking.
So, what's a gal to do when housebound--and no husband? Well, shoveling is NOT one of them! LOL I'm calling the snow plow guy when it's all over! I've been a VERY busy gal and finished 10--yes, TEN quilts this week. Granted most of them were small and almost all of them were flimsy's, but hey--done is done! Here's a few:

"Twinkling Stars"--remember I got this done at my retreat. Now it's bound and labeled."Merry, Merry" # 2 and #3--I can't find #1, LOL Oh well, these were very old projects that all they needed was some simple quilting and a few buttons! Why oh why do I wait so long? Not sure what I'll do with them. I'll show more finishes tomorrow. In the meantime, I felt like I was due to play and do something NOT on my list and fun to do. I bought the fabric and pattern for this tote in Houston last year. It's a new line from Lakehouse Fabrics, I can't remember the name right now. But it's now done too! Now 'that was fun'! I think I'll make another one or make an apron tonight. Or maybe be lazy and look through quilt magazines and books.


Katie said...

That tote is really nice!

Pam said...

Oh wow - that is quite the snowfall!! 20 inches??? I'd call that a blizzard!

Good to finish all those quilts though. I do that to - I have a wall hanging that is just waiting for small amount of hand quilting and the binding for the past 3 years. And Jim really wants it up in the dining room!!

I hope it doesn't snow any more for you!

Patti said...

Wow! Talk about making the best of a not-so-good thing! Ten quilts - no matter how small - is a fantastic accomplishment! You mus have such a satisfied feeling.

Love the little Christmas quilts! If you really don't know what to do with them you can send one to me LOL!

The picture of the cardinal in the last post is marvelous - what a beautiful contrast he makes to the ice.

Lynne in Hawaii said...

You are making progress! Wow, 10 quilts done this week. I want to be like you but without the snow:0) Love the pictures.