Tuesday, April 01, 2008

I haven’t posted in a few days but I found myself with a needle in my hands almost every night--- at least for a few stitches. We got socked with a blizzard last night and this morning. Mother Nature was sitting around laughing the entire time I’m sure—it’s April 1st after all. Thanks for all of the emails checking on me.


Ransom and I hit the woods after work. Snow photos are probably old news to people who see it all the time but not growing up with snow--- I’m still amazed. With the strong winds the snow blows sideways and clings to the birch trees.
Our trails were drifted over with the heavy snow and high winds so Ransom and I were hiking through deep snow today. Here’s a shot of my snow shoes. No—I don’t have the” tennis racket“- looking shoes – I’ve got the “Uptown Girl” kind of snow shoes and I love them.
Chelsey has a friend that is doing volunteer hours at our local Goodwill store. I’ve had him shopping-- watching for a jar for me.
He found it yesterday…. While it’s an incredible jar, it’s based on the wish of being filled with cotton floss like this…. I guess every dream starts somewhere.
I had asked Pat about her quilt block rolls she made. A really neat lady—based on the premise, ’you give a guy a fish, you feed him for a day--- you teach him to fish… he eats forever…’ she gave me the makings of one roll, got me started, let me complete it and sent stuff to make a larger one.
Thanks again Pat--- and I’ll definitely make another to share with someone else…
It’s getting late, I better get some sleep….


My Gratitudes:
1. Laughter and being able to forgive yourself for mistakes
2. Sunshine after a winter storm
3. Leftovers for easy supper

34 comments:

Karen said...

Mother Nature is not playing nice with you!

Libby said...

I never get tired of the snow pics . . . there's never a flake that comes my way otherwise *s* We are predicted to have a big rain storm tomorrow. April showers bring May flowers *s*

ancient one said...

We missed any chance of snow this year and that's fine with me. I have enjoyed seeing everyone else's snow in pictures. Yours are quite pretty!

Lissa Jane said...

You know, once in my lifetime I'd like to see snow.. just once! And dont you just love Leannes sewing room??? I could have all that storage and it would still look like a cyclone had been through!
I love your block roll too, what did you use for the tubey bit???


Lissa
Australia

blueberrylane said...

Those snow photos are wonderful, love the sideways ice...
The block rolls are a great idea, I have several quilts on the go that I am trying to keep sorted so will have to have a go at making some.

Beth said...

Brrrrr, cold! I can't imagine living in snow, I'm to used to living in Southern California, I'd probably freeze to death. LOL I like your jar you got. I have seen the kind Leanne has on her blog at Ikea I believe. I need to get a few of them. Have you been to this website before? http://www.ribbonjar.com/

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

I hope you guys thaw out soon. We are starting to finally.

I loved that sewing room too from Leanne's blog. I drooled over all the pinks organized with pink cottons and embellishments in different jars. Problem is, I don't have enough stuff to fill the jars! I also have a little jar like yours for the tiny corners that get snipped off when you piece triangles. A quilt teacher suggested that. :o) I put a ribbon on it and it is very cute. Except... I can't find the jar now!

Fiona said...

Love the pics of the snow - we never seem to get 'proper' snow any more. It's gone as soon as it falls and my 11 year old has never had a chance to use the sled in the garage!

Stina said...

It seems that you have a lot more snow than I have....and gosh will it never end snowing!!! But I like your snow shoes...it sure was a long time since I used one of thoose...but they are great!!!
Them block rolls are wonderful...maybe I should try and make one instead of rolling my blocks in towels...;D
Take care...and I promise spring Is coming...

Anne Heidi said...

Hope spring will come your way soon. love the stitchery roll- that is a great idea, thank you for sharing.

The Calico Cat said...

That Birch tree photo is so cool...

We barely even got a dusting this year :o(

Carol said...

You always have the best snow pictures...you could make cards with those pics. Love the quilt block roll...what a great idea. Perfect for stitchery...mine are always folded in a ziploc bag and then have to be ironed 10 times.

Pat said...

Great job Mel! They are quite easy to make. After you make one they are even easier. Love your pictures too. I am quite tired of the snow now. I love it when it is nice and white and fluffy. It is very dirty here now with all the salt and sand. Our snow is leaving a little at a time. I can't wait!

Dawn said...

Oh I love the quilt roll! never seen one like that! I love your uptown snowshoes, very fun! We actually are finally getting some sun today!

Marcie said...

You aren't really looking for spring any time soon UP there are you? All your tidy threads are lovely. And your bunny postcards turned out so cute! By the way, your blog looks terrific! I gotta figure out how to do a nice background like yours.

Sweet P said...

Wow! I like snow, but even I'm getting tired of it. I love your plans for the jar.

Susan said...

Looking at your snow, I should not be so impatient with the weather here in GA. Love your jar, it reminded me that I was going to get a neat jar to fill with change after reading 'Christmas Jars'. What do you do with the cotton floss? Do you use it to quilt? (Showing my ignorance here). I love your list of quilt squares in 'common links'. Have a great day, stay warm!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Oh my, look at all of that snow. Love the photo of the birch trees. Are you certain you cannot take a spring break and come visit me for a few days? Yesterday we were in short sleeves here.

Wendy K said...

Love your 'uptown girl' snow shoes! I love your snow pictures, I don't think we've seen proper snow for awhile here, just the quick-drop-and-melt type...lol! Your block roles are a really good idea.

Veronica said...

Great snow pictures. I really like the stitchery roll. How do I find a pattern?

Leanne said...

Having only seen snow once I love seeing your photos, your snow shoes are rather fascinating also.

Annie said...

I LOVE those snow pictures and the birch trees. To see so many of them altogether is amazing to me. Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you have success with the Ready Threader.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Hi, we don't have snow here andand I never get sick of the pictures.
The fabric postcards are great, I will have to keep a look out for a stamp like that, finishes it off beautifully, Tracey

julieQ said...

Wow! Look at that snow on those trees...brrr!! Like those "sexy" shoes!

hehehe :)

atet said...

Those block rolls look like a fantastic idea! I may have to "steal" it! That snow -- yeah, we finally got rid of ours and I've even seen robins and some crocus out -- hang in there, spring is coming!

Cheryl said...

Very cool those uptown snowshoes! The block rolls are a very clever
idea!

Kairle said...

Beautiful photos, Melanie, but enough with the snow already! It snowed two days last week (all over my daffodils), but it looks like this weekend is going to shape up to something nice. I'm going to be brave and start some veggies in my Wall-o-water.

Finn said...

I thought of you on APril 1st with that snow, but didn't get over here til today. I see you got clobbered but good! The pictures are beautiful, love the birches. Stirching works *VBS* Hang in there, spring will come again. Big hugs, Finn

Valerie said...

I love the pictures. It is raining here in Georgia. It was in the
80's today though. Spring is just around the corner. I enjoyed my visit with you and hope to be back soon.

Claudia said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I am originally from Michigan, the lower peninsula. I spent quite a bit of time up north when I was growing up and my parents lived for several years in Rogers City. So sorry about your blizzard, hang in there, spring will come!

Claudia

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Claudia said...

Congrats on driving across the bridge! I know how scary that is - you are a real woman!

Claudia

Love Bears All Things said...

I love the one of the snow on the tree.
Its April 14, girl, where are you?
Mama Bear

Judy said...

OH everything look so yummy including the snow! Love the rolls for blocks, I always hang mine on skirt hangers inside a closet but this would be great for taking with you on a trip or something.

The jar look familiar, I have 2 a bit larger that I got from Walmart full of floss for under $5. I'll post a picture on my blog. It's fun to have them for color and for using in projects! Hope yours fills with thread from loads and loads of neat future projects!!