Sunday, February 7, 2010

Snow_mageddon in Maryland

First things first. I had to wake Snowflake in her basket to do the choosing for the giveaway.

She heard Jan cooking in the kitchen and ran out to see what was going on. She was much more interested in the piece of onion that had dropped on the floor.

Silas couldn't figure out what all the commotion was about and decided to help Snowflake choose. Silas chose Joyful Quilter. So be sure to send me your snail mail info so that I can mail your package out, just as soon as we can get out.

We got a TON of Snow! This was the view from my front door Saturday morning. (The date & time on the picture is wrong.) One of my friends who lives about 10 minutes away said it was 3 feet. She lost power Friday and just got it back this afternoon. Can you imagine, no power for 2.5 days with a blizzard blowing? Luckily she has a gas fireplace and a gas stove.

Some of the flower containers on my deck had broken off. I opened the back door to get a better look and Simba took a flying leap into the snow. He seemed to be having fun but Jan rescued him anyway.

Jan & I had a sew in and watched episodes of the Tudors. I finished all the unsewing and have started going fowards again. Yay!

Jan has really been a good sport. Wednesday it snowed, so she was not able to go out to the Smithsonian as she had planned. The snow had cleared enough by evening, so that we were able to go out. We had tickets to the Kennedy Center to see Shear Madness.

I've know Jan longer than anyone. We used to run around together in our 20's. I used to be envious of Jan. She had a small waist and wore hip hugger jeans and little bitty tops. I had a thing for high heel shoes, the kind that people called "f***me shoes". Then she joined the service and saw the world. Mom used to say we were "bad girls". "Girls, just want to have fun".

Here we are at the KenCen. Now, we are fumpy old ladies wearing sensible shoes.

When I was a teen, I used to go to a friends house and we would close the drapes and listen to rock & roll. We thought we were really doing something scandalous! Is that silly or what.

Jan is supposed to leave Wed but we have more snow predicted!

This week's giveaway is another Mariner Compass block.

Leave a message, say hello and your name will be entered in the drawing. Snowflake has fallen down on the job today, but one of the Mainers will be up to the task.

ttfn :) Yuki in Snow_mageddon, Md.


Anonymous said...

Love your blog! Funny that you let the cats pick the winners! :) Oh, and just in case you didn't know, onions are toxic to cats.

Joyful Quilter said...

Woo Hoo, lucky me. I'll send you my address in a few minutes. Your post made me laugh, when I was younger I had a sticker on the back of my truck window saying "Girls just wanna have fun on board". Now the girls just wanna survive the hot flashes.

Quilt Rat said...

That is a LOT of snow. Better just stay in and quilt till spring :-)


ha! you are to funny! We all thought we were "somethin" when we were teens!
You guys sure go the snow this time!
i hope its all gone before I head to D.C. next month...

Zlaty said...

Your compass block is very pretty!

Happy sewing!

Mego said...

LOVE your stories! Since I'm the same age I totally relate! You make me remember things I buried REALLY deep...what fun bringing them up! THANX!

Catswhiskers said...

I do like that you Cat is picking the winner... that's a meow one!
You have a very nice blog.

Loris said...

Hi Yuki, I'm new to your blog..came over by way of Marj at Eclectic Quilter. I love the photos of your felines. Snowflake reminds me of one of my own girls from the recent past named Snow. These furry creatures are so wonderful to let us share their lives. Love the quilt blocks. I hope your unsewing is done for awhile.

Lee said...

Looks like Jan will be with you longer than Wednesday. I used to love the snow but now living in Australia we don't have any.

Nanbon44 said...

Oh you poor thing, all that snow, when I lived in Pa I loved watching the snow and the freshness in the air after a snow, but I hated shoveling the white stuff. One year I threw out my shoulder shoveling 3 ft of snow from my driveway only to have a snowplow throw it all back... Now I live where we don't have the white stuff.... Love your blog and the cats are so cute, as for your friend, looks like she might be staying a few more days... None of my friends are crafty, but my step daughter is so I get to make things with her, and I am always buying them new crafty type things, the lastest was a cricut. I am new to quilting but I just love it and would love to win the Mariner's compass block, I have never made one but I would love to learn....