Mother Nature is keeping a tight grip on Winter in the Sierra Nevada range. She doesn't want Spring to arrive just yet. The best thing about snow, other than the fact that it fills our reservoirs, it makes the perfect day for quilting.
I made all of the first borders for Lovey Dovey.
Remember all of the little 1-1/2" squares that I had on my butterfly board? Well now they are all stitched together. Mr. Joe calls this a butterfly board since I'm attaching all of the squares to cardboard with a pin, and have them on display like captured butterflies. Ask you local quilt store if you can have an empty bolt, and then you can have a butterfly board too to wrangle all of the little squares.
I may work on the applique today. I'll see what I feel like doing later on after breakfast. I haven't appliqued in so long, I'm probably a bit rusty.
It was so snowy that I decided to move my sewing machine out of my sewing room, and set it up in the dining room. Here I can have a 180 degree view of the snow. An added benefit is that it is warmer too.
After a extremely snowy morning, the clouds parted in the afternoon, and treated us to beautiful, crystal blue sky. All of the trees looked like collapsed umbrellas just waiting to deploy. When they do decide to deploy, you have to be on the lookout or you'll get a load of snow dumped on you. It's 23 degrees at this writing at 7:30am, so the umbrellas/trees will not be deploying into a full-blown trees until it warms up!
This is my favorite time after a storm. It is so quiet, crisp, clear, and every branch and twig has been painted with snowflakes sparkling in the sun.
Now we can go for walks after dinner with the start of daylight savings. This is the lake were we spend a lot of time during the summer with the grandkids. Just the though of putting my big toe in that lake sends shivers up my spine.
Here is that same spot earlier in the day. Mazey and I took a spin around the block before lunch during the height of the storm. Mazey was doing her best impression of an Iditarod dog while she pulled me along the trail. It was quite an exhilarating walk!
I'm not quite ready for Winter to be over. I love a good storm as long as I don't have to drive in it.
I'll leave you this morning with a picture of a Dr. Zhivago sun and a landscape caught in the grip of ice and snow. Of course there wouldn't be power, cable, or telephone lines in Dr. Zhivago!