Slowly But Surely Its Coming

After Fridays snowstorm, we were all thrilled for temps above 0C over the weekend! Saturday morning I woke up at my usual workday time so I got up and quilted the 3rd of the scrap quilts I’ve been working on. Now to bind them, make the labels and send them on their way.

Yesterday we went for our hike in the bush and saw one of sure signs of spring!! Yep pussy willows!

Back to work this morning, weekends really do fly by but it was bright and sunny and a good day for the most part, even got out for a walk this afternoon.

I’m still really enjoying Sarah’s new car. Here are a few more pics of when it was all cleaned up and ready for her to drive for the first time. The only thing is that I hardly ever see her now that she has her own wheels… the snow is now all melted off of the driveway and if the temps keep up as forcasted for the week the snow might be almost gone by the weekend.

Mine and hers…

Really Slow Spring

Before bed last night I noticed a grass fire down by the creek behind my house, called 911 and they came and put it out. Thats a very common occurrence this time of year.

This morning when I woke up and looked outside from my bed it looked like it was foggy out….well when I sat up and had a good look the sky was white with snow as was the ground. We got about 10cm of very wet snow today. After brushing the snow off of my van I thought I’d clear the snow from Sarah’s car too… the time I was done the van was white again. The 15 minute drive to work took almost an hour today, driving on ice. The temps are rising now and I’m sure tomorrow will be a very wet day. I’ve been told that its supposed to be 18C on Monday but I’ll believe that when I see it. One good thing about all this snow is that the lake levels will be up this summer, which should be good for fishing. Another bonus is that I’m sure it will help with preventing forest fires this year.


I have the 3rd scrappy quilt loaded and ready to quilt, I’ll probably get it finished up in the morning. I still have to bind them and put labels on and then they can head off to their new homes. I’ve quilted several pantograph jobs in the last few months. The next few quilts will be custom which will be a nice change.

I’m really enjoying Sarah’s new car. In the last week I only used a quarter tank of gas, I was having to fill up once a week so I feel like I’ve gotten a huge raise esp. with my insurance going down too. She is loving her car too of course.

Slow Spring

Its snowing! Thankfully the storm that was predicted is side skirting us. Living by Lake Superior can have its advantages. We went hiking this afternoon and I have to admit that the snow made everything so pretty even though I am so ready to see leaves on the trees. I’d even settle for some pussy willows. Actually we’ll be excited to see them, hopefully soon.

Big news for my eldest daughter, and for me. She’s now the proud owner of her first car! For the first time in 6 years I am not sharing my wheels and there are no teenagers on my insurance! Last Friday Erik found a 2000 Black Cavalier in great condition for her. I have more pictures of her with her mechanic and her car and I’ll share those later. These ones are of the first time she saw it and Erik making sure that everything on it is as it should be. What a great guy!

Last weekend we made a quick trip to a greenhouse, I was looking for African Violets which they didn’t’ have. After 9 years I’ve decided its time to add houseplants to my home again. All of the Easter plants were on sale too so we had a little splurge…..if spring won’t come outside I’ll have it inside.

And last but not least I have one of the commission quilts quilted and the second on the machine…