Snow and Ice in Southern Illinois

A late afternoon photo, front yard.dsc04229

A sunny photo, back yard.

dsc04226Thank the Lord we never lost power with two different sets of freezing rain and ice with 4-6 inches of snow in between.  Other states have had it worse, I feel for them.

I got lots done even with a husband home from work.  I finished that pesky “possible” commission proposal yesterday….yea!!!  This past weekend while I was out of town at another quilt retreat, I felt a nudge inside to….go for it!!  Make the effort and do it.

We spent three days at Rosemary’s quilt shop in Highland, IL.  When the phone rang and someone asked, what are you doing, the classic answer was, sewing!  I spent Thursday afternoon/evening finishing up entries for the Renewed, Repurposed, Reborn exhibit at Rend Lake, then Friday was spent making bag samples for my booth for shows (that was work). Saturday morning as I sat there quilting (doing something exciting for a change) on my stack and slash crazy quilt (pieced in 1999), with a cup of coffee and quilting friends,  I decided that this, indeed, was the perfect morning.



  1. Good for you – nothing ventured, nothing gained!! I want to go on a quilting retreat!!!

  2. …And you should, Gerrie!! Too much fun.

  3. WHAAAA! I wanted to be quilting with all of you and I thought of you many times that weekend and since due to your snow and ice.
    Glad to hear all is well and that you are submitting!!!!

  4. Hi Robin, I really missed you being at the retreat just wasn’t the same without you. As to my proposal…I have called two days in a row trying to make contact with the pres of the bank and get an appointment…no luck yet. I’ll let ya’ know!

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