Every storm runs out of rain, just like every dark night turns into day. -Gary Allan
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Storms draw something out of us that calm seas don’t. -Bill Hybels
Sometimes the greatest storms bring out the greatest beauty…Life can be a storm, but your hope is a rainbow and your friends and family are the gold. -Steve Maraboli
You can find peace amidst the storms that threaten you. -Joseph B. Wirthlin
There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm. -Willa Cather
Even in the midst of the storm the sun is still shining. -Dayna Lovely
See the world around you!
Stay healthy! Stay safe!
I thought it would be fun to share a little about my part of the world.
The following photos are slightly dark and ‘blue’. Yesterday, I was stitching all warm and snug inside my cozy home, so most of the photos of the blizzard are taken from inside, looking out.
Today, the sun shined briefly, but many 1000’s are without power. Mine is restored, and I am home from work for the day, so as soon as I post this, I will be going back upstairs to do some quilting.
I put away the Christmas decorations, and realized that I don’t have table runners and table toppers that I can use throughout the year. So I will be adding these types of projects to my FOCUS list.
I stitched together a curved nine patch (also known as Glorified nine patch) table runner. In fact, I have made two. I must’ve been mentally far away, because I cut out enough extra parts to make two. Sheesh! I forgot to take a photo, but the free pattern that I downloaded many years ago, is still available from Connecting Threads. You can find it here.
Pin basting, stitching in the ditch, and removing the pins are all completed. Here is a look at the back (I don’t know why I would remember to photograph the back and not the front):
I could call it done, but where is the fun in that? I will be doing some decorative free motion quilting (actually all of the stitching in the ditch was done free motion).
And I will show you the front when I am done.
I just got home from work for the day and had an idea. (It happens.)
I have been enjoying lots of blogger posts brimming with excitement as their gardens come to life with crocus, snowdrops and daffodils.
So…why not share a little stroll around my garden?
March, when days are getting long, Let thy growing hours be strong to set right some wintry wrong. –Caroline May
My father was often impatient during March, waiting for winter to end, the cold to ease, the sun to reappear. March was an unpredictable month, when it was never clear what might happen. Warm days raised hopes until ice and grey skies shut over the town again. –Tracy Chevalier
Sunday was a very pleasant and relaxing winter day for Hubby and me.
Hubby enjoyed working on his model projects, and I spent the day working on sewing projects.
And we both enjoyed the view right outside our window.
Look carefully; there are two bucks snacking on oak leaves.
“Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.” -Victor Hugo
“One kind word can warm three winter months.” -Japanese Proverb
I live in the shadow of a mountain, so it takes a while for the sun to shine on my home. The above photo is what my backyard looked like this morning.
The next photo shows the sunrise from the front of my home. You can also see part of my driveway.
I am not a photographer, so having light and shadow is a difficult shot for me.
More views from my front yard:
I wanted to show a UFO that I have been diligently working on. I guess I haven’t been diligent enough, but it is getting close.
Remember this? (I’m not surprised if you don’t!)