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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Staying Warm and Busy

Look's what's finally on the machine!!  Makes me feel so productive - a great way to start 2014.
I know so many of you live where it gets REALLY cold, but let me just tell you, this is a first for Pensacola.  We've lived here over 40 years, and while we've had snow several times, we have never had ice.
Our poor azaleas don't really know what hit them. And the high was only 29 yesterday, so they still look like this today.  Not sure what that means for blooms in a few months... we'll wait and see.
I know this isn't snow, but it looks so weird when I look out my front window.  The roads are all basically closed with ice on them, so I've had a really good excuse to spend quality time in my studio.
Early in the morning, I finished another donation quilt (just the quilting) for our church ministry and then started on Orca Bay.  Stayed busy and happy :).  Hopefully I will finish the quilting today.
This morning this is what the back deck looks like, those little icicles are still there.  It should melt today, and I am so ready to get back to normal.
Have a great day,
Karen

9 comments:

Karen said...

We are on our second day of cool weather but nothing like you had. A rough winter.

audrey said...

We live where we have cold winter months, but I'm always glad when the temps get closer to 40.:) You are making so much progress! Wonderful feeling to see a quilt in the home stretch.

Vivian said...

A weather event out of the norm is a real shock to the system. Hopefully your ice is on its way to melting by now. Up here in Iowa, we're used to cold and snow, but that ice is UGLY.
Isn't it great having our quilting to fill in the hours? Love your Orca Bay. Bold and bright and fun. That's one of Bonnie's that I really wish I'd made. I have the pattern in a book, so there's really no excuse not to get going on it one of these days.
Stay warm !!

Pokey said...

I'm so happy that you are getting such great finishes completed. The Orca Bay is beautiful. So sorry for your cold freeze, I hope the plants live through it. I know it's relative, but it is sad when it kills the beauty of our azaleas and other pretties ~
:-}pokey

Miriam said...

Love your Orca Bay quilt.

I hope your weather warms up soon.

Barb said...

stay warm and safe! your quilt looks great - how generous to donate your quilting time

Ruth said...

My DIL sent us a picture of our GD outside with the snow (what there was of it). We didn't get any snow here, but Austin and Houston both did! Your quilt looks great!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

We've had the snow and ice here in NC too; third day in a row that the local schools are out. I know what a great feeling accompanies these wonderful finishes... well done! I love that quilt pictured, great colors!!

Exuberant Color said...

I just finished shoveling 5" of snow and I'll take that instead of ice any day. I hope your plants and bushes make it through the winter OK.