Monday, January 6, 2014
A Snowy Day
I feel like I should start today's post by saying some thing like "Today we bring you the latest from the North Pole..." I like many of you are covered in snow and freezing temps. The wind is so strong at our house that it sounds like pieces of the house are being ripped off. The last picture shows you the drift of snow on the sliding doors. It's pretty, but a little unsettling too. I get claustrophobic if I look at it too long.
I spent the last two days of being house bound taking down all the Christmas decorations (sniff) and cooking up a storm. We've had pork chops with apples and carmalized onions, beef tenderloin with cheesy potatoes and bread pudding for dessert, seven bean soup with ham and pork carnitas, my favorite recipe currently. I've got beef stew simmering in the crock pot as I type this. I don't know what it is about cold weather that makes me want to nest like Little House on the Prairie.
I finished the last four blocks in Donna's quilt along and redid one of the blocks I made earlier because I didn't like how it looked with the rest of them. This week we will get sashing instructions. I'm thinking I may have to go with a solid for sashing since I used so many different background fabrics. I let the prints dictate the background, and I'm glad I did, but it makes sashing that much harder. In the evenings when the boys have been watching football, I've been crocheting dishcloths. It's been a long time since I've crocheted anything since knitting is my usual preference but I've really enjoyed it.
I have some major cutting to do today for a queen size wedding quilt, so I better get to it. Stay warm and safe, friends!