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:
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.
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.