The Big Chill

Greetings from the not-so-sunny South! Like much of the US, we are having ourselves quite the winter weather, even though winter is still two weeks away.

Unlike much of the US, our ice has mostly stayed in the trees, along the rooflines, and coating the bridges and overpasses. Unfortunately, there’s also a fair amount on the power lines as well, which means intermittent power outages. Hence, my absence from the internets over the past few days.

No, that’s not my bird feeder. I had to look up a locally-sourced photo because I wasn’t about to stand out in the frigid weather taking pictures. (Yes, I am a cold weather wimp!) Instead, I snuggled under a quilt and snapped photos of other quilts:

bright comforter

Don’t you just hate it when you find Something Spectacular and then learn that it’s apparently been discontinued? Just as well, I suppose, as I have about ten quilts handmade by my grandmother and great-grandmother.

colorful quilt

This quilt, currently brightening my guest bedroom, was made by Memaw, who cuts, pieces, stitches, and quilts only by hand. You can’t find that in a catalog. :)

But I didn’t spend the entire weekend huddled under a quilt. I did make it to the gym a few times and tiptoed across the state line to visit aforementioned Memaw. I also made more than a few trips to the kitchen. (What is it about nasty weather that makes you want to eat constantly more?) Fortunately, I don’t think too much damage was done.

None of this is what I intended to blog about today, but I’ve had two more complete power outages and a brown-out just since opening this post. I think I’ll call this a wrap and come back later with something more substantial.

I hope you’re nice and warm wherever you are! And that you’re not making too many trips to the kitchen. :)

10 thoughts on “The Big Chill

  1. Your MeeMaw’s quilt is gorgeous! I love it – would totally pick that over a catalog anyday!

    This weather is just plain ridiculous. Ready for a thaw. Stay safe and warm!

  2. That quilt is LOVELY Cammy!!! You’d fit in well here in Vancouver, it’s in our blood to be cold weather wimps too! Which means you have to come for a visit!!! :) Stay warm my friend!!!

  3. So glad to hear from you! And of course I love the quilt. And LOVE that it is done by hand!

    And yes to the wanting to eat more just because its snowy and I’m stuck in the house. Fortunately that was only one day out of the four I’ve been stuck. And I am trying to be extra thankful, because our power has not gone off once!

  4. This is one of the few times when I am thankful that it is 450 miles from one end of our state to the other and that I am on the end that has only received endless amounts of rain! No ice for us – just RAIN, RAIN & more RAIN! Love that quilt, have one very similar made by my grandmother and given to us as a wedding gift.

  5. I love that quilt! I’ve always wanted to find a really great quilt!
    Super cold here – I would have liked to just go into hibernation but life doesn’t allow that so I keep going out into the arctic!

  6. What a lovely quilt! (I knew that would get Debby’s attention :) ) So much patience and attention to detail goes into hand quilting. No wonder I don’t do it!

    I’m with you in winter solidarity, sistah.

  7. I’m loving your beautiful quilt. All handmade what a treasure. I too am a weather wimp! It’s been dipping down into the 20’s at night here and we rant used to such cold weather and having frost on everything come morning. Bummer about the power outages.

  8. The quilt made me recall all the quilts I DROVE PAST when I was always driving through amish country and took their availability for granted.
    I need to go back, slow down, stop and BUY.

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