No matter where you’re reading this, it’s probably cold and you folks in Erie, PA are buried in snow! Wow! I’ve never dreamed of 63″ of snow all at once. I can’t imagine how hard it is to clear it just to get your car out. Cold weather makes everything harder to do, doesn’t it?
All the Christmas decorations are down and upstairs waiting to be packed away in the storeroom. The house feels empty and sad until I get it re-decorated. I think I’ll concentrate on blue for the winter months but before that I’ll clean it.
Reed came over yesterday and we looked at 2 shelves of pincushions, taking them out, cleaning the glass shelf and putting them back in. Here are some quick photos I took during the whole process.
This crazy pieced heart dated 1907 in embroidery was Reed’s favorite. He just couldn’t wrap his head around it being 110 years old! It looks it though – it’s just disintegrating – makes me sad.
So many of you sent nice comments about the Christmas Eve post – you really understood what I was trying to tell you – thank you! Our Christmas morning service at church was wonderful but very cold, below zero.
Diane – I’ve been trying to transfer the picture of Squeak to put here on the blog and I can’t do it. Send me another one to my email and maybe that will work. Readers – Diane in Ohio has a cat named Squeak who could be Millie’s twin! I want to post both of their pictures side by side. Here’s Millie – in a box.
I got the nicest email before Christmas from a reader who shopped at our booth in Chicago at International Quilt Market in years past. She thanked us for our years in Chicago and said she missed us. We miss many of our customers, too! But retirement is just the best. Connie and I are hitting our sewing machines again now that the holidays are pretty much over but in the meantime I’m going to make a baby girl quilt for a friend due in April. Now that quilt I’ll be able to show you!
Stay warm, Everybody!