It was no surprise to wake up this morning to see a thin coat of ice on everything. Thankfully it's thin enough that you can scarcely even see it when looking out the windows. As opposed to what we had 4 years ago.
But it's definitely there ... just ask our golden retriever who fell twice when outside doing her business. (She's ok ... but she's 11 years old now and not as sure-footed as she used to be, poor thing.)
The salt trucks have been out, and traffic is moving at a normal pace on the road that you can see from our subdivision.
Still, I think it will be a good day to stay inside ... and get some quilting done. I'm working on the borders for DSIL's quilt. The stencil that I was going to use was too big for the border, so I'm just using a "hatch" quilting pattern (I'm sure it has a name ... it's not cross hatch quilting ... just the first set of lines, no crossing lines to make the grid pattern). I used my 6" ruler width to space the stitching lines. I've realized that I'm not going to be able to get this finished by Christmas ... from Friday though Christmas Eve, there's something going on every day that will keep me from being able to get any quilting done. But I should definitely have this done by the end of the year. I'll be so excited to get this quilt to DSIL (remember, it's a surprise), but I'll definitely have to get a picture taken ... and share it here.