Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Down to the Sea in Ships

Hello Everyone,

I've quilted my way down to the ship - the halfway point in Crossing the Pond.....and then there are the borders.  Maybe I'm 1/3 of the way finished.

We had a hard freeze last night, and the garage where my long arm is located, was a balmy 37 degrees.  The garage reached heat wave status this afternoon at 42 degrees when the heater had been on for five hours.  In reality, I'm pretty warm.  I'm just like a little kid that needs to pee after I put on my snow bib, boots, and jacket.  I wear my fingerless mittens, and I'm good to go for a couple of hours at a time.

The morning was absolutely beautiful!  Crystal blue sky, and crisp mountain air.

By this afternoon, the biggest storm of the season started blowing in.  We are actually located in the blizzard zone on the weather map.  We have NEVER been in the blizzard zone for as long as I can remember.

When Mr. Joe heads out for firewood, I'm going to tie a rope around his waist just like Laura Ingalls Wilder did for her Pa.  We have a ton of fire wood on the front porch, so we should be good to go for a few days.

If you don't hear from me for a couple of days, I'm by the fire with my hot toddy and a good book.  We will have to dig our way out, and get to our vaccine appointment late Friday afternoon.  I pray the snow plows will be swarming the neighborhood.




  1. Yay for you! Stay safe and warm. We have had some wind and rain so far, hoping for more rain and less wind! So glad you could quilt in that cold room! Keep it up when you can. K- lkw2x6-apq@yahoo.com

    1. Thank you for commenting, Kristy. The wind wasn't too bad last night, and we still have power. Yay!

  2. There aren't enough adjectives to describe your life these days! Sending warm thoughts your way!!!

  3. I knew you could do it, Lynn! Can’t wait to see what you do with the ship! You two and Mazey stay safe, and that rope isn’t a bad idea!