Monday, February 10, 2014

Baby, it's STILL cold outside!

I'm sorry that I've been AWOL for such a long time.  The weather has been horrible and I'm simply laying low in survival mode.  Between the most snow in our recorded history and some of the coldest temperatures in our recorded history, I'm just frazzled!  I've also been hit with the flu and that too, has knocked my on my hind quarters.  Oh... and let's not forget that with the cold temps came broken water mains.  Two times so far, with the streets flooded and cars frozen in ice up to the middle of their hub caps.  Uncle..... Uncle!!!!   
Here's a picture taken yesterday of my driveway.  For reference, the little white, ball blob in the center of the photo is the top of a grape vine post that is 6' high.  For those of you that know the joys of shoveling, you understand that this means with each successive snowfall, I've had to HEAVE the snow up and over this mini mountain.  Without any thawing, the mountain just continues to grow. 

This is the sidewalk that runs from the side of my house to the garage.  No point of reference here, but the snow is about 2' high on both sides.  This is pretty well level with the snow that is on the ground.

On a happier note, here's a sweet Valentine's gift for your quilter friends.  I found this as a free download from the Moda Cutting Table and thought that it was really cute. 

I think you can read the words a little better in this shot.

Hope you are all doing well and surviving this harsh winter.  I'm hopeful that we are at least half way through the season and spring will soon follow.  I can't wait to retire my shovel for the season! 


  1. I wish your snow was my snow!! We only have 4" here...4' would help with our drought! Of course, I would NOT be shoveling all that snow by hand!!! Great exercise...just take it slow and easy - and do stay warm. Great time to hand stitch that binding down and stay covered at the same time :)

  2. Oh my goodness that's a lot of SNOW ! Glad your feeling better ! Thanks for the link Jeanie, I'll take my quilt guild little Valentines at our meeting next Tuesday!