Saturday, January 30, 2010

Shoulda been a snow day

And I would've gotten a lot more done. But no.

According to National Weather Service forecasts, we were supposed to get a "dusting" of snow. Well, when The Lovely Daughter and I left for her art class this morning at 10 am, I might've believed that. There were lovely little swirlies of dry snow on the road; no problem. By the time we got about three quarters of the way there, it was NASTY. I nearly rear-ended a police car (!) because the roads were so slick. I decided to go on ahead to class in hopes that the roads would get treated before we had to go home (3 hour class). I called TMOTH to warn him to NOT go to karate because of the roads and stayed in the art classroom and read on of the Art Barn books on quilting and schmoozed with The Lovely Daughter's teacher and fellow student.

After class, we had lunch at Subway and bought birthday presents for the Small Man at K-Mart and headed home. It was a nightmare drive - slick slippery roads that weren't well plowed or sanded. We've probably got 4 to 6 inches of snow. I spent the afternoon napping to recover, and TMOTH made pizza for dinner. After dinner, I got the last of my 9-patch and snowball blocks in under the wire:

Close-up of the snowball - don't remember if I posted this before:

And finally, the "backing" for this quilt - really, the quilt is the backing for this material:

Really, words do not do justice to how much I love this material. The photo is basically just the middle third of the width of fabric; it's red on one side, black on the other, with the cream birds bisecting the two. I have no idea when or where I got it; my best guess is that my grandmother bought it at the thrift store and I inherited it. There is NO clue on the selvedge about where or when it was made. I'm just happy I will finally have something done with it.