Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Snow, Super Bowl, and Sunday Deliveries
There was another big snowstorm here in the Midwest this past weekend. Chicago and areas to the north got anywhere from 12-18” of the white stuff. After all the snow was removed from our forecast, it was a pleasant surprise to look out Monday morning and see snow here, too.Unfortunately, as you can see, we didn’t get enough to amount to anything and by mid-morning, it was gone. The meteorologists are all predicting measurable snow tomorrow … but we know how much stock to put into their prognostications … after all, they were promising us 2-3” or more for last Saturday … and we got nary a flake.
Another Super Bowl is under our belts. I have to be honest and say that it was a fairly exciting game. Initially I really didn’t care who won, but after a couple of exciting plays, I found myself rooting for the Seahawks, only to have my hopes dashed at the end. I’m still not a fan of football … I just can’t get into any sport where it takes almost an hour to play the last 11 minutes of the game.
Imagine my surprise when our mail man made a delivery Sunday afternoon. I know that amazon.com promised a Sunday delivery, but still … I had to see it to believe it. I ordered comic book boards for better organizing my tubs of stash … and a Kim Diehl book. I recently discovered Kim’s wonderful quilt patterns, and last week while following bloggy rabbit trails, I came across delightful quilt from her Homestyle Quilts book … that led me to her publisher’s website where I saw
andI knew I just “had” to order the book and was pleased to see it still available on amazon.com.
These quilts are now on my to-do list … in addition to the quilt kit I just ordered from craftsy.com. I’ve made so many blue and white quilts and had mentioned to Elaine over at http://brunosmom.blogspot.com/ that I loved red and white quilts, too and wanted to make one … she remembered that and sent me the link. I’ve been wanting to make a quilt from Minick and Simpson’s Crazy for Red line. I’m glad she sent me the link when she did … and that I didn’t hesitate … the price for the kit has gone up since the weekend. Yes, I know I’m going to need to live to be 150 in order to make all the quilts I want to make.
DH has been chomping at the bit to head somewhere warm this winter … and given my aversion to cold, I have to say that I wouldn’t object. Swim season is in full swing, so we both thought our dreams were just that – dreams … until DH discovered Frontier Airline’s discounted airfare. Alas, trying to line up discounted airfare, reasonable lodging rates and a block of time where we would be able to travel turned out to be impossible.
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy! Have a great day!