Wow! That was a long post title huh! LOL! Welll...since my last post and having half of that snow/sew day turn into a snow removal day, Oregon has been declared to be in a State of Emergency. It's like the world stood still as so many businesses closed due to snow damage. It's overwhelming to witness businesses, grocery stores, factories (Ore-Ida Plant) all close due to roofs caving in!
|Crane being used at our closed down grocery store.|
After being shut in for eight days, my husband drove me around town and it leaves one speechless to see all this damage on top of witnessing the damage our neighbors are going through. As much as I would have loved to just sew my "snow days" away, honestly, half of them have been spent doing snow removal in preparation for the big melt that is sure to come. It's going to be a lonngggg winter!
FINALLY, teachers went back to school yesterday for a teacher work day. (YEAH!!) This being the first day for me to even drive in eight days, I can not tell you how strange it was to back out of my driveway in what seemed to be a tunnel of snow! This is the picture I texted to my mom:
Luckily most of our road are cleared enough to be one lane and though getting to school was a little slow with only a few "white knuckle" moments due to ice, I made it. We're hoping to have students return next Tuesday with prayers the projected snow storm next week skips us. So, with that said, my happy mail give-away will remain open until then....atleast! LOL!!
UPDATE: We DID return to school for one day on Tuesday the 17th.
So congratulations to #18 on this post: Nita!!
But check this out! I not only got out yesterday...but I actually changed out of my jammies TWO DAYS in a row!! OMG huh!! Yep! My quilty friend and I ventured to our first 2017 Saturday Sampler. It was so gooooood to see people again! LOL! (Don't worry, she had four wheel drive.)
Truth be told, I'm a little nervous about the tiny 1 1/2" squares and 2" flying geese in this one...arg! But I will do my best. My Quilter's Patch is going to be in a country (Kim Diehl) color way and since it finishes at 75"x 78 1/2" it will a perfect summer quilt for our master bedroom! YEAH!
UPDATE: Okay these patterns contain wayyyy too many small pieces for me.
Project abandoned as it's just too much cutting of too small of pieces for my liking.
Curious, if any of you participate in Saturday Samplers at nearby quilt stores? I actually got an applause today as I "show-n-telled" my Winter Wallhanging...but I'm not giving you a peek until I get the borders on tomorrow. Of which I must celebrate, I bought the fabric for those and the backing on clearance today! Woot Woo!!!! More happiness!!
Okay, my jammies are missing me! LOL! Time to get comfy and warm. Till tomorrow...