Thursday, February 13, 2014

Craziest snow photo I've ever seen



Just a few miles from my house.  
This photo has gone viral on the internet

found @twitchy



Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Hour by Hour


Just for the fun of it, I thought I'd document our snow event.
It started around 12:30 p.m.  My kids are stuck in gridlock traffic trying to get home from work.
(UPDATE:  it took them 4 hours to get to their houses)

12:30 p.m.
  

1:30 p.m.

 2:30 p.m.

As long as we have power and daylight, I'll upload a picture every hour.

I have a little work in progress for my Quiltville Hearts group to share with you.  These hearts a great fun to make and really only take up a teeny tiny bit of fabric.   This is a great free pattern from About.com


3:30 p.m.  
I guess I needed to bring in my pillows from the screened porch

4 inches.  



4:30 p.m.
 
4 1/2 inches.  Ya'll gotta realize that's a lot for us Southerners.

Progress on my Hearts!


5:30 p.m. to 6:30

6 inches for this first round

A few kids are sledding down our hill.
We have the best hill in the neighborhood.
They seem to love it when its dark.  There will be no plows around here for a while, if at all.  That just doesn't happen here.



Tuesday, February 11, 2014

"Snow" = no bread, milk or eggs


I'm not sure what we'll get, but I am ready.  






The bread and milk aisles were almost empty at the grocery store when I got there around 3 o'clock this afternoon.  The check-out lines were about 30-35 minutes long.  Typical for a storm of this magnitude.  We haven't had a storm of this strength since 2000.   That was the "Blizzard of the Century." 



I made this challah before we lose any power here.  Braiding bread is a new technique that I'd like to get better at.  I like how this round loaf turned out. 



See ya soon.  
Keep warm and safe everyone in Winter Storm Pax's track.  Keep your fingers crossed that we don't lose power or any trees decide to come down through the roof.  

I guess I'll work on my hexies if that happens.






Sunday, February 2, 2014

Celtic Solstice

I finished my quilt top just a few days ago.  I put myself into a month-long hibernation and worked on Bonnie Hunters Mystery pretty much non-stop.


I stated working on my quilt right around the beginning of January.  It's been a pretty neat winter here for me.  I love the cold and I love the snow.  When we get the white powdery stuff here in the South, life stops.  I don't go out anywhere and make-do with what food and goodies we have here.  


It's fun to get creative making soups, stoups and stews.  I also got re-acquainted with my bread machine.  There is nothing like the aroma of a fresh loaf of bread baking.  

I also used my AccuQuilt cutter almost exclusively for my triangles.  



Amazing how our weather can go from almost 60 degrees to under 32 in one day.  

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Trail Mix Quilt

With all the chatter in one of my on-line groups, I thought I'd share with you my Trail Mix quilt.  


It may have started out as a Leader and Ender project, but due to my "enthusiasm",  I always end up making a Leader and Ender quilt from start to finish.  This is going to be #1 in my 2014 UFO challenge.  It's all done except that it needs to be quilted.


Friday, November 29, 2013

Gearing Up and Getting Ready ~ Celtic Solstice



It's Here, It's Here! It's Here!
Bonnie Hunters 2013 Mystery

I am gathering up my tools, going through my fabric stash and getting ready to start this year's mystery quilt.   

Monday, November 11, 2013

Gratitude

My Marine 32 years ago.


All dressed up in his Naval ROTC Whites!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Remembering 9-11

A quiet day of reflection and remembrance



Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A little bit of this and that

Tackling my scraps from left over projects.





String X
Can be found here

Friday, July 26, 2013

My Summer so far

Not much sewing or quilting going on around here this summer.




I have spent most of my time in the kitchen.     


 

Summer Bounty at my local farmers market


Each week I give myself $25 bucks to blow spend at my local farmer's market.  So far this summer I have made about 10 quarts of pickles.  Lots salsa and lots of green smoothies.  It's a fun personal challenge to see how much $25 can buy.  I go twice a week.  Nothing tastes better than a fresh field grown tomato.





Or sippin' smoothies in my porch on my Easy Street Quilt



 Flooded boardwalk after 2 months of almost solid rain