At the moment it is 2 degrees.  The wind chill is -18.  Most of the day we had white out conditions.  With 2 rare glimpses of sunshine this morning….for a total of 3 minutes tops.  Schools are closed tomorrow.  That doesnt happen often in our area.

This isnt, but could have been Steve today:



I got half way through listening to Willa Cather’s O Pioneer today on my MP3 player.   I finally “get it” why so many of my longarm friends have and love their MP3 players.  I am hooked.  Steve isnt too crazy about me using it.  He doesnt think I can hear him, the phone, the nuances of my machine, the washer, someone drive in or knock on the door.  Well, I heard all those things today except the last 2…. and only because nobody came here in the blizzard!

O Pioneer is about a family in Nebraska.  It takes place near where my first husband grew up.  Since I have been there, and seen sod houses and understand the land there, it is fascinating to me.  I am really enjoying it.  It feels like it could have been written about his ancestors.


This is what I finished today.  For those of you who are not quilters, this is a traditional pattern from the 1930’s called Sunbonnet Sam.


I have an opinion about what Sam is doing.  Do you?


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sammi
    Feb 10, 2008 @ 23:30:12

    Uh yes, I have an opinion ….. why do you ask?? I thought his name was Overall Sam. Aren’t there several names for him?


  2. freda1951
    Feb 11, 2008 @ 07:24:15

    Yep looks like he is. Have a great Monday and stay warm.


  3. Terri
    Feb 11, 2008 @ 08:40:23

    Sounds like you are having the same weather as we are……..


  4. kayp
    Feb 11, 2008 @ 08:57:30

    and we call him overall bill around here. let’s see, i think he’s praying. or twiddling his thumbs, or playing with a gameboy….. 🙂


  5. TK42ONE
    Feb 11, 2008 @ 13:28:33

    Did you listen to the free version of the book? That’s what I did. Not the best accent to use for a book on Nebraska, but it sure as heck made things a lot clearer about people from the mid-west.


  6. AllenQuilts
    Feb 11, 2008 @ 21:24:47

    LOL! Why didn’t you embellish it a bit with a “stream” of yellow thead…I bet your customer would’ve loved it…teeheehee


  7. Linda S
    Feb 12, 2008 @ 11:52:05

    Well, I seem to have brought the sun back from the Bahamas with me. It’s been a balmy 40-45 here, so we’re basking in the warmth compared to you. I’ve been waiting in the chat room the past couple nights, but no one shows up.


  8. Susan Wood
    Feb 14, 2008 @ 16:07:28

    I have an opionion, but will keep it to myself…



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