Thursday, December 30, 2010
Baby it's Still Cold Outside!
Now maybe you heard on the national news this morning that yesterday, Spokane (that includes us!) had another 10 inches. That's not so bad until you factor in the wind that's constantly blowing out here. So I call Lynda and tell her to stay home, that the roads hadn't been plowed, checked in with Kallie who's husband was gonna get her to work, but I forgot about MaryEllen....that is until she called to tell me she was stuck on Tramm Rd just before the railroad tracks. Yikes! So I pull my husband off the tractor, and we go to her rescue! We've got her pulled backwards about a quarter mile almost to Bisson Rd when here comes our shipper Jan! Oh my goodness- with stronger words to follow! She stops and can't get moving again, so we unhook from Mary Ellen, squeeze by Jan, and pull her backwards out to the highway. Then back for MaryEllen! Both arrived home safely and hopefully have forgiven us! They're both at work today so we can hope!
Little (more) Porch Time". These are months 3 & 4-it's just missing a couple birds at the bottom by the geese. I do have some corrections to the directions in the book for section E as follows:
1. The zinnia backgrounds, block E2, should be cut 7-3/4" x 21-1/2".
2. The filler beneath the zinnia, block E2, should be cut 1-3/4" x 24".
3. The house background, block E3, should be cut 18" x 20-1/2", OR to make it look like the photograph, cut the house background 16-1/2" x 20-1/2" and stitch a cut size 2" x 20-1/2" filler to the top. The side squares on the background in the upper left corner are undetermined; I just appliqued scrap rectangles so it looks somewhat like the photo.
Hope this helps! Hope everybody gets lots of stitching done! Remember, busy hands stay warm!