Monday, December 13, 2010

A Funny Thing Happened....

Well, I discovered a new and exciting experience on my way to my trunk show and book signing on Saturday. On my way to pick up my helper for the day (my niece, Meghan), my front driver's side wheel popped off, bounced across the road, and landed in a ditch! What a way to start my journey! FOrtunately, my cell phone was charged and I called my favorite auto mechanic (my Dad) to come fix me. He did and we were relieved that there was only a little bit of damage to my fender (from when the wheel jumped up). After a bit of a delay, I collected Meghan and we were finally on our way! I don't think I'll ever forget that trunk show and signing! Ha Ha!

Have you checked out the book reviews in the new issue of Fabric Trends magazine? Well, Mark wrote a wonderful review of my book, Orphan Block Quilts. Thanks, Mark!

By the way, I am still working on my Christmas projects and will have more photos soon. I even made new fleece jackets for my two dogs, Gizmo and Poohka. Gizmo's jacket is royal blue with white buttons and Poohka's is red with black buttons. I didn't realize until after I had finished them that they now look like DOnald Duck and Mickey Mouse! Oops, sorry, boys! I am thinking about making some little felt toys for my cats too (with catnip, of course)....

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Frightful Weather

Well, the weather is decidedly frightful, as the Christmas song goes. At the moment we've received about 16 or so inches of snow since last night. We will get perhaps another foot or more until this snow breaks in three or four days. Oh, add this to the four inches we had already. I won't be surprised if we ended up with hree feet of snow. It's really sad when your hometown is mentioned on the weather channel -- twice -- because of the foot of snow overnight.

Don't get me wrong, I think snow is lovely and wonderful as long as I can be inside and have nowhere that I have to be. Like work. Or the grocery store. Or the gas station. Snow only bothers me when I have to shovel it or attempt to drive in it.

One good thing about snow, though, is that it makes me want to either head down to my studio to get in some serious quilting or to curl up in my armchair with either a good book (and a quilt, of course), or some hand-sewing while there's either music in the background or a nice Christmas movie.

Okay, now reality intrudes...the cats are fighting. The dogs have to go out. Football is blaring on the TV. Dinner is burning. And the phone is ringing. Sigh. I can dream, can't I?

One thing I don't have to dream about right now, though, is a white Christmas. With perhpas three feet of snow, we might melt by spring. Maybe.