-- a blog about enjoying retirement including grandchildren, family, travels, quilting, knitting, and whatever else happens -- Everyday is exciting! -- We are very blessed. ---- And we are Loving Retirement!
It's hard to believe that this decade is now gone. It seems like we were so worried about Y2K last year instead of 10 years ago! Looking back, we have been blessed with family, friends, and our health. In the last decade, both of our sons married and started families. Two daughters-in-law and six grandchildren have joined our family along with spouses of nieces and nephews and a number of great-nieces and great-nephews. We have both retired and been able to do some traveling. We haven't forgotten the hard and sad times - we just try to keep going forward.
We are looking forward to 2010 - a new year and a new decade.
Yesterday at 2 PM, the National Weather Service changed our Winter Storm Warning to a Blizzard Warning. I was in the car on my way home but still an hour away. I made it home fine and we don't plan to go anywhere for a day or so. This morning I took pictures. This shows the first twelve inches. We've had 2 or 3 more inches since then.
I love the trees with the snow on them.
This picture is looking across the street.
Here is Ray cleaning up the sidewalk.
Our neighbor plows our driveway. It took a long time this morning with the deep snow. He just finished clearing it a second time. I think the snow is over. Now we have wind and the temperature is falling.
I wanted to make a black and white string quilt for the baby but then I decided it really did need color. So this string quilt has a few strings of color and then color piping between each log strip.
The back is rather striking!
This quilt has minkee, regular cotton fabric, and chenille - lots of textures. It is just the right color for our newest grandson.
I found the pattern for this animal quilt when we were in northern Wisconsin and I just had to try some variation of the pattern. I'm not sure which is my favorite animal - it was fun to make all them!
I was making a snowman wallhanging and Mack told me it was Frosty the Snowman so this is the Frosty the Snowman wallhanging!
I was at Quilt Day Camp about three weeks ago at Lucky 2 Be Quilting. and saw a snowman apron. So I took the pattern, changed the hat, the mittens, and the placement of the arms, and this is the result. It is hanging in our family room and I like it!