We are surrounded by ice. The snow underneath melted into the ground and left this huge chunk of slippery ice surrounding our home.
If you click on these pictures you will see that it is indeed ice. You can see the brown grass underneath it.
The bright spot in all of this frosty winter weather is that I have had some time to sew. Here is a table runner I made. If you look closely you can see the decorative stitch I was able to do, thanks to Big Brother, across the seam on each end.
I also diligently worked on the wedding gift quilt that is the oldest UFO in my sewing room. The quilt consists of 17 rows, with 17 blocks in each row. I already had three rows completed and had the 5 inch blocks cut out , so that made the sewing go faster. My goal was to make one row every hour all day while I was snow/ice bound. I'm not sure if I met that goal, since I needed to spend a couple of hours sewing the rows together. Heaven help me if I got the rows out of order, so I stopped every now and then to do that.
So the final outcome? I have completed 14 of the 17 rows, including the 3 I had already done. I am very pleased with that.
Here's the shocker! I sat down to look more closely at the pattern I was using from the November, 2008 Quick Quilts Magazine, and discovered the quilt in the magazine is a KING SIZE! I do not want this quilt to be that big, so I will need to make the borders much smaller or leave them off altogether. The borders in the magazine are 8 inches wide, so It won't be too hard to make them more narrow, maybe 4 inches. I will need to do some ciphering to make sure I make this quilt queen size.
Our plan for today is to get out of the house to go to work. The roads are in pretty good shape. Walking around might be a little tricky going from the house to the car and from the car to the office, but hopefully we can get through it without falling!