Tuesday, February 13, 2007


Happy Day!
We are in the midst of a fierce winter storm. The wind is howling and it is snowing buckets. It has been at it for nearly 24 hours and there seems no sign of it letting up. February should be like this. Dh Bill couldn't make it out to work and it looks like he may be home tomorrow. How sweet is that? After 19 days, 5 of my young guests have returned home and the house seems strangely empty and quiet with only 11 children! Weird, I know. Some of us have been struggling with a bug of sorts, but it really hasn't been bad. My voice has been gone for nearly a week and my eyes are a mess, but as that is only the top 25% of my body... not a big deal. That's what winter is all about. I quilted this quilt for my Mom. She made it from scraps given to her by Aunt Isobel. There is another red quilt that I need to get to, but it needs a backing, so... other than this, I haven't really done any quilting. I am out of thread. Now that is a sad state of affairs, eh? I need to order quilting thread and peicing thread. Maybe I'll get to that, tomorrow. Today, Dh ordered me some tea. Then I'll be all set. Looks like we'll be snowed in for a while. We've been baking as we were concerned we might lose our power. We made a candy bar cake, and 2 apple cakes, and a couple batches of chewy ginger snaps, and some lemon and raspberry cookies. See? We're hardly suffering at all. Our priorities are a bit... out of order, but hey, sometimes you need a "little" sugar to keep you sweet. I have a gas stove top, so we can always cook some protein if we start bouncing off the walls.


Here's my hero. Ds Joe and Dh Bill are "mudding" my bedroom. We have 10 foot ceilings, so it is an even bigger job than usual. Now I am thinking that it is a pretty good use of their time, seeing as how they are all snowed in, anyway. I am so excited! 8 years of staring at screw holes and dingy drywall. Soon, there will be paint. I think I may need to get to work on a couple quilts so I can afford paint...

10 comments:

Peni said...

Well, that's a lovely Valentine quilt you have there...even if I did assemble it the hard way. :)

Joe looks like a happy camper on that ladder. I know you're all excited - and warmer!

Snuggle up and boil some eggs...else more than mudding will be splattering on the ceiling!

XOXOXOXO Mom

Sarah said...

Love the red quilt! Very cheery!

We have got the southern end of your snow storm here. Pouring rain, lightning, thunder, tornados. Good day to stay in bed and read.

Stacy gave me an IPod Nano for V-day. Now I can listen to music while I quilt (on the big machine).

I'd call you to keep you company while you are snowed in, but since you have no voice, I guess that would be useless.

So if we aren't going to see each other over spring break, are we going to come see you this summer? Miss you!

quiltpixie said...

that red quilt is sooo cheery in the midst of the February blahs... :-)

Melzie said...

VERY pretty quilt :) Stay warm and eat some sweets for me :D xoxo melzie

Shelina said...

Happy Valentine's Day. What a cheery red quilt to celebrate a dreary day in February. Hope you feel better soon. Your treats sound like the perfect prescription! And a remodeled bedroom so you can rest after all the work you have been doing.

Isobel said...

What a cheerful valentine quilt. Strange that I don't remember every having that much red fabric...red is not normally a color that I buy...but if she says I gave it to her, I probably did. Glad you are getting your mudding done. Maybe it will inspire me to complete the painting of my bedroom.

Helen said...

Ooh, I'm looking forward to seeing the new decor in your room.

Carrie said...

I haven't been here in forever! I apologize. I haven't made my blog rounds in a while. Been busy.

I love the quilt, it's really pretty.

We were snowed in on Tuesday as well. Gotta love that! It was a lazy day spending time together and drinking hot chocolate...mmmmmm...

Have a great weekend!
God bless :)

Darcie said...

Wow...now that's a red quilt! How cheery!

Hurray for your master bedroom project!!! I cannot wait to hear about your paint choice/s. And perhaps some quilt-y and fabric-y things to coordinate?

Happy day to you, dear friend!

cher said...

Mudding! how exciting...a real room almost...LOL...fabulous red quilt..so warm and bright....