Thursday, February 07, 2008
Yesterday we had a blizzard -- at least a foot of snow fell, so I played in the house. This is the gift bag I made for AJ's birthday present. I used the instructions from AllPeopleQuilt.com that Mel
posted last week. Basically, its a lined bag with interfacing to make it a big stiffer and closed with a button tab. I measured the gift box and added a couple of inches width and length. I did have to go buy the fabric -- but I got it on sale at Hobby Lobby. I bought a pink fabric for Briana's gift in April, too -- hopefully I'll remember to make that bag before then!
I also played on the longarm yesterday. And hope to work on it today, too. I've already cancelled my doctor's appointment for this morning -- we have some huge drifts next to the garage door to get through. Our friend did plow twice yesterday, just to keep the heavy wet snow manageable. He'll probably be down again this morning sometime.
Saying prayers for those affected by the tornadoes -- I'll take a blizzard anyday.
Steve and Kim drove to Madison Tuesday night -- very slowly -- and spent the night and stayed last night too so he could get to his radiation appointments. They'll be back this afternoon and tomorrow I'll be driving again. Roads should be cleared by today I would think.
We didn't have to go out in the blizzard for any reason -- we have a warm house, plenty of food, the electricity didn't go off and I have my quilting to keep me busy.
Steve & Kim had the foresight to go up on Tuesday night to Madison.
Aaron has this week off on vacation, so he doesn't have to drive his UPS truck in this mess.