Sunday, January 5, 2014

Rats Foiled Again!

DH was called into work on Saturday morning at 2am.  The last few "snow emergency days" he has worked about 16-20 hours straight.  I got my slow stitching out to take advantage,  and guess who showed up at home at 10am?  Sew that threw my plans right out the window.  I quickly hid my stitchery just as he walked into the house. 

DH grabbed a bite to eat said he wanted to relax for a while and then we could run to the grocery store since the minions ate us out of house and home.  We needed some fruit, milk, some staples and cheese at least.  He sat on the couch next to me and the next thing I knew he was dead asleep.  And I was  hemmed in.  Yes in my current no/low exertion status I crawled over the back of the couch and wandered into my sewing room and sewed my little heart out.  I actually made 10 blocks in about 2 1/2 hours which is a record for me. 

And finished all of my blocks for my quilt.  Here are a few of them. 

Then we went to the grocery store.  You would have thought that the end of the world was coming.  If we were not out of toilet paper, and laundry detergent we would not have went out-  unfortunately those were a couple of necessities we absolutely needed with my upcoming work schedule and the fact that I wash my uniform every day.  We could have picked up milk at the local gas stations and survived if not for those two other items.  The shelves in the grocery store were cleaned out of crackers, cookies, milk, chips, and bread.  Obviously I was not aware of the size of the storm on it's way. 

The weather was predicted that the snow would start at 9 pm Saturday night and would mainly be over by mid-morning Sunday.  The forecast today is that the snow is going to get heavier as the day goes into the evening and overnight.  Grrr that is not a good thing since I work this evening and then have to turn around and be at work at 6 am 40 miles away.  I am extremely afraid of driving in the snow on the freeway.  I was in a very bad accident in the snow a few years ago not because I was driving fast but because someone was speeding and weaving in and out of traffic.  They hit black ice and caused a 50 car chain reaction accident. 

DH was called into work so I have some slow stitching time, but before he left I laid out my blocks and fiddled with them until I was pleased. 

I will alternate between some slow stitching and getting the blocks sewn together today before I have to get ready for work. 

This is the view of one of our pine trees today.
Stay safe, and warm everyone!  So beautiful if I got to stay inside. 


  1. Your blocks look wonderful all laid out like that.

    Stay safe and warm in the weather you're being promised.

  2. The quilt is coming along great and I would be terrified of driving in the snow if I had been in an accident like that too!

  3. oh my! your blocks are just stunning all together.


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