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Saturday, March 1, 2014

the winter that wouldn't die...

We have been enjoying beautiful warm days this week (I know... and feel bad for you guys still out there in cold and snow). BUT apparently we're not out of the line of fire yet - as our weatherman just announced another winter blast coming our way! It was 83 degrees yesterday and today will be in the 70's... and we're supposed to go down to 28 Sunday with possible sleet and rain/snow?  Then down to 20 or so by Monday morning...   Really???  Is all this erratic weather climate change?

This morning the news also showed a picture of a dense fog that engulfed only a small portion of downtown Dallas. It was thick and low to the ground (only .3 mi limited visibility) and it was eerie looking.... you could only see the top of reunion tower.... almost looked like a giant ball floating in the sky.  Wish I could show you the pic the news showed, but here is a picture I took last Saturday coming back from Weatherford on a clear day...

Reunion tower is building in center with ball at top
Anyway, it's beginning to look like this winter is endless.  They say that March comes "in like a lion, out like a lamb".  The lion part seems to be coming true... hope the lamb part is also.  It has been a long cold winter... (even more so for some of you). But I think everyone is ready to see it go. This is one Spring that will be very very welcome.



Here is a photo of Ghost by the fireplace.  She can stare into the fire for long periods. The following is a video of her doing this.  It may be a bit too dark to see well...





And lastly, here is a picture of the fabric I'm using to make a quilted tablecloth for my kitchen table. The teabags are the top and the green is the backing... but it should be reversible.  So far it's completely done, except for the binding (and it is machine quilted as I've given up on hand-stitching).

... had to make it large so you could see the little teabags










11 comments:

  1. Cute material for that quilt, Rian. And I'm sorry to hear that the winter hasn't released its grip on YOU, either. We are getting ready for another round of snow, and right now it's really cold with a bitter wind. I'm going walking anyway, but then again, I almost always do. :-)

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  2. I, too, think that's such cute material. I can envision sitting at the table with a lovely china cup and fine brew of tea, maybe a scone or cookie, some flowers in a vase...Okay, getting carried away. LOL.

    I can't talk about winter anymore. My feelings were expressed in the poster I found online and put up on my personal blog yesterday. Ha.

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    1. I like your *vision* of having tea... sounds great to me.

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  3. At least the 82nd day of February has passed and we are on to March. I will be back in Vermont for April, the one we call the 'cruelest month.'

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    1. April is *the cruelest month*? Really?

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  4. I'm heading to Austin next week for spring break with the grandkids. I hope the warm weather is back by then. We're taking a trip to Dallas to visit some museum. I don't care where we go; I jut like spending time with the grands.

    Love the tea bag fabric. I really should get out my sewing machine now that I have time to use it.

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    1. I'll bet you're going to visit the Perot Science Museum. It is something to see. We took the kids when it first opened. If that is the place, be sure to stand in the 'earthquake' room!

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  5. My sister made a quilted cloth for our outdoor, metal table. Easier on dropped glasses.

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    1. I like the quilted look and the extra padding comes in handy too.

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  6. Winter is most assuredly going out like a lion.....

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