Tired of snow?

This was yesterday… while we got another 12″ of fresh snow:

this was this morning, looking out my door across pasture:

and the next 2 photos are of  Steve plowing us out:

More snow photos later this week I bet.  We are supposed to get another storm in the middle of the week.

I have been sewing, quilting, cooking, baking and watching the Olympics.



We had a sunny day today.

And for the first time since mid-December, we saw a patch of blacktop on our road!

gratuitous shot of the “ballpecker”.

Feeding frenzy

We have had a nonstop feeding frenzy at our bird feeder this week.  This is the first time I have ever tried to use the video feature on my camera, so it is not great quality.

This feeder was FULL an hour prior to taking this video.

If you can’t watch videos on your computer, I am sorry.  I doubt I will do many of these, but it was fun to try.  My son will be impressed, I am sure!  See Neil?  I am not completely computer stupid.  (says the Mom who calls him to ask stupid computer questions)

Olympic Challenge

Every 4 years I work on quilt bindings.  So far, I have done bindings on a Double Wedding Ring table runner, baby quilt and queen size quilt.  I have 2 more queens to go.

I knew this wouldn’t be enough to keep me occupied while I watch the Olympics, so I dragged out this project.

I bought this old beat up lonestar quilt at a local antique shop.  I have no idea how old it is…. 30’s or 40’s would be my guess.  It is in sad shape.  I cut off the outer edge and bound it, thinking I would use it on the table as a tablecloth.

I tried stitching a new diamond on…. and promptly took it off.  I have since been using my bottle of Aleene’s Tacky Glue.  I will stitch them down after I get them all glued on.

Yep, I know some of you are freaking about that glue thing.  I don’t really much care.  I can’t hold a needle like the rest of the world because of my MS, so I have learned to compensate with glue.  Besides, I didn’t throw the thing away!  I do like this quilt and it has been the perfect little project to work on in spurts during the glorious Olympic games.

Just one star point glued.  7 to go.

Speaking of the Olympics… isn’t Canada the greatest host?  What a fabulous job they did on opening ceremonies.  KD Lang absolutely outdid herself.  And that poet?  OMG!  He was great.  Canadians should be so proud of them.

The games have been a blast to watch.  Sport at it’s best.  Great competition, good judging and sportsmanship.  Excitement at every turn and finish line.

You wont see me much during the games… my fingers might be glued together.

Worth watching

Annual dreaded event

It is time for that annual dreaded event for me….

Nope, not my mammogram, had that already!

But, getting the tax crap ready for the accountant.

Don’t all longarm quilters use their machines this way?

So far, I have it sorted into piles, ready to enter all the bills into QuickBooks.    I did get one pile done this morning.  I have a LOOOOOOONG way to go.  My goal is to be finished before the Olympics start.

I am waiting for my newest version of QuickBooks Pro to arrive at my doorstep.  Mine is from 2003.  Sad, but true.  Which means some things don’t work just right, and it is too old to expect (or get!) support from Intuit with the 2003 version.

Alzheimer’s banner 1

A HUGE thank you to all of my readers.  You have given me enough names now to completely fill the banner that was sent for me to quilt.  Thank you!   Thank you!

Here is the banner, completely filled with names.   I will be quilting it soon.  Then I send it to someone else to bind.

The banner is the long, narrow purple strip on my design wall.

Just a few of the names:

You can read more about this project here.