This morning at 6 am the temp was 28 below with a windchill of 54 below according to Rick. I slept in.
I went to the barn and I didn’t think it felt much different than say 20 below but I think the difference is the effect on bare skin. Last night we had a ground blizzard and I couldn’t see our neighbor’s yard light. This is the view from the quilt shop door this morning – I’m working at the long arm machine today.
Yesterday when Connie was here she brought Joe’s quilts. Have you ever used Cake Mix papers with a layer cake? That’s how this quilt was made.
Looks really fun but I’ve never done it before. Anybody tried this?
And this quilt is from Kim Diehl’s Simple Whatnot Club that Connie attends.
And remember this pile of Bullseye blocks? There’s 122 of them! I must have lost my mind! Evidently I’ll be making a much larger quilt than the 48 blocks – haha! And I don’t even have them pressed yet so thankfully I’ll have the rest of the week to work on it.
Rick is not driving today and the postal service is not working, the bars are closed so I hope everybody is staying home. On Monday afternoon the neighbor’s dog showed up here – who would leave their dog outside in weather like this? I immediately put her in a kennel in the quilt shop and thought Chuck would come looking for her but no. Yesterday afternoon I drove to his house to tell him Ellie was safe at my place and I got stuck in his yard! He helped push me out and then came to get Ellie. I would not let him take her until he promised to keep her in the basement at least. She has one heat bulb and a blanket in an open garage! I expressed my outrage in what I hope sounded like a reasonable concern for any dog left outside in the cold. I said I’d better not see her at my place again in this weather because I’m taking her to the shelter so she can find a better home. I know Rick would like me to keep my opinions to myself but I can’t and I won’t. I am appalled at people who leave pets outside in this vicious weather! Enough said.
I don’t have all the answers for you concerning the ads. I am going to look into getting quilt related ads but make no promises. Whatever you’ve been doing for the past two days has been wonderful – yes, I will keep writing and leading us in another quilt along – just don’t forget me when I don’t bring up the subject to you — which you should know is against all the rules!!! And if I get thrown out of Google Ads, that’s the end of this blog.
I’m heading back to the quilting machine and turning up the heat on my way! Stay warm wherever you are – this weather is nothing to fool with.