Monday, January 18, 2021

Winter work...

It is hell getting old.  Today we got about 8 inches of snow.  Did the shoveling get to me?  Maybe a little, but not as much as basting that dang quilt.  
The only place big enough to spread out quilt for basting is in the basement.  The floor is a very cold hard tile.  Actually, colder and harder than I remember.  I am very happy with the quilt, not so happy with how stiff and sore I am.  I can hardly move.  During the process my knees popped like corn in a hot kettle.  I don't remember that being such a deal.  Now it is done, I will recover, and on to the fun part the quilting.
I got a pleasant surprise from my sister.  She sent me my Grandmother's favorite cookbook.  Filled with notes and recipes.  I was overjoyed to see her silver dollar pancake recipe in her handwriting.  Whenever I stayed at Grandma's she would make silver dollar pancakes, bacon, and hot black coffee.  I really wanted that recipe for the family cookbook.  We tried the recipe today and it came out perfectly.
Ella and I went for a run yesterday.  It was good to get out and breathe fresh air.  We had terrible winds on Thursday and Friday.  There was a bit of a break then scattered snowstorms yesterday and today.  I guess winter finally found us.

 It was a good weekend.  I accomplished quite a bit. Most of all I appreciated the time winter offers to sit, reflect, and plan.  I spent a lot of time researching and preparing for my quilt project.  I also did some serious housecleaning.  Part of it was to ease my restlessness caused by the high winter winds.

Do you find winter productive?  How do you keep busy?  I hope the weather was a bit calmer in your corner of the world.


  1. Ella looks to enjoy the snow. It was Ruby's first snow experience last week and it took ages for her to venture outdoors.

  2. I love winter, being at home, working on all of my crafting projects!! You quilt is so pretty, I have to spread my knitting projects out as they need to be blocked!!

    You have snow?! We have not really gotten any. Ella looks pretty happy running in the snow!!

  3. I so agree with you that winter is the time to “rest, reflect and plan.” In a way it is my favorite season. I am doing a bit of catching up here on posts I missed. I enjoyed so much your New Year’s post.


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