What a terrible storm! We didn’t get all that much snow, maybe 4-6″, but the 50 mph winds did us in! And last night the wind chill was about 30 below. Tundra weather.
I had a migraine yesterday and the light was so bright I couldn’t look out the windows. This is a glimpse of what I saw.
Roads are 100% ice packed – you might be able to navigate them at 30 mph.
My niece, Jenny who lives in Louisville, KY, tried to fly home yesterday only to be stranded in Chicago until last night. She made it into the Des Moines airport where her brother, Danny, picked her up since he lives in a Des Moines suburb. Becky and Tom attempted to drive to Danny’s house this morning but had to turn back. Roads were very bad! Oh, how sad – Jenny only had 5 days to be home and this storm has really shortened her long awaited visit.
Now, on the other hand, who would try to fly to Iowa in January? And you mothers out there – can you imagine the worry you would feel for your child? It’s just too bad because Becky was really looking forward to having Jenny at home.
Me? I’m sitting at the table watching the birds and there was a large one there earlier that I didn’t recognize – large, dark on top with gold under the wings. It was eating suet. Anybody know the bird I saw? Going to my bird book next.
Jan VanDeWalle – you are also a book winner but your email bounced back. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m also watching Rick move snow with the tractor. He is in 7￼th Heaven – haha!
I’m getting ready to watch the football games – you?
Here are more Dirty Dozen finishes.
I think Kay Crandall might get the prize for the most difficult UFO’s I’ve ever seen. This is another Judy Niemeyer design.
This is Heather Kittelson’s Country Threads Sampler. Mine is hanging in my laundry room. Here it is. I hate that dark block in the top row.
And this is Moose, Heather’s most recent rescue. He hit the jackpot becoming one of Tony and Heather’s dogs. Five homes ago he had been found with a chain – grown into his neck!!!!! I can’t stand it!
And I’m going to show this quilt and back again because I don’t want any of you to miss it. Mary O. gets the prize for perfect pressing in my book.
Mary – send me your mailing address – I’m going to make you a book winner!
I’ll close with a few content cats.
Millie asleep on top of the picnic basket.
Deano cuddled up in the afghan.
Deano and BC grooming each other in the chair.
Telly patiently waiting for Dad.