Saturday, April 12, 2008

My Snow Finally Melted so I Thought I Would Start Cleaning My Gardens Today

until I woke up and saw this!

It was so beautiful that I had to go out and take pictures.

Needless to say, there was no garden work done today. Nonetheless, I enjoyed a wonderful day. I cleaned just a little, I finished the 64 3-inch blocks I've been working on all week to finish off the X's for this star quilt I started last fall,

and I spent a few hours hand quilting my 'Roses are Red...' quilt while watching a marathon of Deadliest Catch, an Alaska Bering Sea fishermen show on the Discovery channel. It's probably some hit reality show that I've never heard of. I was captivated by the life of those fishermen. Talk about a tough job! I can't imagine living that life.

I think that may be as big as my star quilt is going to get. I am planning to buy new family room sofas and I think this quilt may be perfect for a throw on a solid colored sofa (tan or green is what I am thinking). It's big enough to throw over your lap, but not really long enough to pull up to your chin and curl up with (I think it's 51' by 51' right now). I will have to think about whether to enlarge it because I really enjoy curling up covered to my chin while watching a movie. It's about 4th in line to be quilted, so I have plenty of time to reconsider the size.

In the mail today, I got something about a group called Ojos Gitanos, A night of Spanish guitar, song and colorful Flamenco dance. I haven't the vaguest idea what this is, but I called anyway and made reservations for the first weekend in May. I googled it and found this pic

It's a dinner show. I am assuming it's a Mexican meal. Has anyone heard of it? I think it's a group out of Chicago. DH and I love to go to dinner shows so we're game to go and see what it's all about. I hope I don't have to dance! I have no rhythm.


  1. I woke up to the same kind of world! Sigh! As you say, it IS beautiful but gee whiz, it's supposed to be SPRING! lol It finally stopped snowing late this afternoon and now the sun is shining...go figure. At least we know this will all melt fairly fast. I was out shoveling the deck and the snow is so wet, it's quite heavy.

    I've never heard of that dinner show but it does sound like it would be a fun night! OLE!! hehe

    Oh dear, what a shame you didn't win anything at the casino...I'm itching to go again but waiting for my partner in crime...I mean heal first! lol He's started therapy on his leg but it will be a while yet before he can walk on it. xox

  2. Hi Zoey,
    More snow??? We're roasting here. It's finally cooking off tonight (down to about 86º as I type)
    That dinner show sounds interesting, but I've never heard of them.
    We watch Deadliest Catch too. They are just getting ready to start the newest season (Monday I think)
    Looks like such hard work and gives one an all new appreciation for crab doesn't it?

  3. I think that dinner show will be fun...mmm,and Mexican food!
    Your star quilt looks amazing!
    Ooh that snow is pretty, that is if it was December!

  4. My condolences on your having to suffer through yet another snow storm. Just please don't send it my way.

    Mexican food! Yummo. It should be a fun evening for you.

  5. Pea, my snow has melted already. I hope you have the same good luck with yours.

    Susie, OMG, 86 and it's cooling down? I think I prefer my snow! LOL. I see that show is on all day today, too. How many years has it been on? It says season 3 today. I am so far out of it--I just discovered it yesterday! I shall never eat King crab again without thinking of all those guys go through to get it to my dinner plate.

    Betty, Is all of your snow gone in Canada?

    Giddy, thank you for the condolences. LOL. I really didn't mind at all because I wanted time to work on my quilts. I really got a lot done on them this weekend, so the snow was a good thing.


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