Saturday, February 5, 2011

Scraps & Shirttails II is here!

The poor postal workers are really battling the snow here. They have to walk in the streets and up the drives to deliver the mail. I bet it doubles their walking distance easily.

My Scraps & Shirttails II arrived today. Also Word Play Quilts, Schnibbles times two, Scrap Basket Sensations, my new Quiltmaker magazine and some notecards. Whew! I have a lot of reading to do!
In the Scrap Basket book there is a quilt by my friend Mary Flynn (Quilt Hollow) It is a sweet quilt called Blessing from the Hollow and I am going to make it using my newest FQ bundle called Faith by Moda.

Here is my wonderful hubby cleaning off my truck. He has a great system of keeping our drive clear. We park the trucks all the way to one side so he has a straight area to snow blow. He then moves the trucks to the road and cleans them off. He goes back to where they had been parked and cleans that area. He then moves the trucks back in and cleans off the road too. Then he walks down the street and does a few other neighbors' drives. They are older and need this bit of neighborly help.

 We got a total of 12" of snow from Monday night through Wednesday morning. I baked a turkey and made homemade bread. I had candles burning. All in all we had a great time during the storm. Our power stayed on and I really was quite productive in the quilting department.
I managed to get three (3) Strip Twist quilts from my strips of black & whites! I have them all bordered and ready for quilting. I also added the last border of Log Cabin blocks to the Deer quilt I am making for my friend Gladys. I still need to made the binding for it and see if I can squeeze a couple of pillow cases from the scraps I have left.
 Today we have another 5" of snow that has fallen! A winter wonderland. The bushes are buried deep in snow. The birdies poke their little heds up to eat bread from underneath the branches. The hawks are really patrolling the area. They need to eat too!
This is one of my TAME squirrels. She takes peanuts from my hand.
 She learned this from her grandmother, Stubbie.
I am pretty sure this female is just a year old.
She came from Stubbie's spring litter.
She then had one litter late this last summer.
I watched her carry the three babies in her mouth.
She brought them from down the road a ways.
I feel honored that she deposited them here for the winter.
They are still afraid of humans.
I will have them tame by summer!

Life sure is good!


Melinda said...

Wow, your postman was very good to you today. Enjoy reading them - maybe in front of a roaring fireplace.

JudyCinNC said...

OH how wonderful Subee - I have four of the five either here or on the way. And today I took a turkey out of the freezer to cook. Just seems like turkey weather, doesn't it? We have no snow, just cold weather and rain for two days. The Spring flowers should be spectacular this year with all the watering they have had. Take care and stay off the streets.

scrappy101 said...

love looking in on your world of quilts. wish I could be as fast as you. Thanks for sharing.

regan said...

You hit the jackpot with the mail delivery today! Nice!

And your hubby is a sweetheart for doing other's drives. Not many do that anymore! A giant pat on the back for him!

Glad you got so much sewing done....don't you love being 'stuck' inside! So productive!

Valspierssews said...

Wow! Look at all that snow. Recently the floods slowed down our postie (Brisbane). All those books look wonderful. So far I only have magazines. I haven't started on the books yet. I have only just started with the patchwork. I love all your scrappy quilt patterns at Quiltville.

Teri said...

It was an adventure! I was already to Ft. Wayne when it started really coming down. I did manage to arrive at 2 of my destinations- The creative Stitch and Friends and Fabrics. It was good to have my vehicle back in the garage.

Elaine Adair said...

We are still fairly lucky with the not-so-mush snowfall. But we have a similar routine with the snowblowing, and parking and exxactly where to stop the vehicle! LOL Come on SPRING!!!

Linda said...

Nice books! We are in the same situation with the snow! I'm ready for Spring!

Gari in AL said...

You really have had the snow this year. But it is good to hear how productive you have been. Stay warm.

scrappy101 said...

love your quilts

Helen in the UK said...

What a great haul!! I'm envious as I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of Bonnie's new book and have the new Scrapbasket one on my Amazon wishlist! Enjoy :)

bingo~bonnie said...

glad I scrolled on down even though I had read this a week or so ago.... reminded me that my cupid kept my package from the mail a few days ago and has seem to forgotten where he put it I suppose b/c Valentines was yesterday and he didn't give me my package from Quiltville USA! :P

Love from Texas! ~bonnie