Friday, January 30, 2009

the weather

I guess the weather is pretty the main topic all over Kentucky. It is hard to believe that I took this picture above less than a week ago (if you know what type of a grass this is will you please let me know.)

We were pretty lucky here. We were only without electricity for about 12 hours. There are parts of this county, however, that are still without power. The county north to us, Muhlenberg, is in really bad shape. Some estimate it will be at least two weeks before the juice is flowing through their wires once again. The Red Cross has stepped in to provide people with blankets, water and non-perishable foods. I think around Louisville there may still be people without lights, heat, and all the good things that go with electricity.

We have a lot of Amish in this community and I am sure their life went on as usual except there weren't grocery stores open either.

So, during this down time I started reading the Elm Creek Quilt series. I have long wanted to read this collection but wanted to start from the beginning. So, with one of my hand little Barnes and Noble gift cards that I received for Christmas I ordered the first four in the series. I have to say I am really enjoying it. I just love these types of books that just tell a story.

My daughter doesn't go to college today so I am babysitting free. I think I will try to get my hair cut, get my sewing room warm and just see what the rest of the day holds.

For those of you able to read this, I hope you have a good rest of the day, for those of you without electricity, I am sorry and will be keeping my fingers crossed that the magic of the light bulb will once again shine at your house before too much longer.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Who knows what this weather is going to do today? I can hear the rain falling, the temperature is right at freezing, so who knows if it is all going to turn to ice or not.

Today is my daughter's first day back at college, 30 miles away, and my grandmotherly babysitting duties start again. Naturally, I keep thinking they need to call off classes but then college seldom calls off classes, so I guess we will just have to see.

I spent the day yesterday running errands for everyone else, don't you just love those days. I took my sister to a cardiac rehab and I seriously wondered at times if I would get her there without inflicting bodily harm since she kept telling me how she did not want to go.

Anyway, I am off to turn on the news, and grab my much needed handwork for the day ahead.

Monday, January 26, 2009

New quilts and a terrible blogger

Well, I think it is no secret that I am just a terrible blogger. I come sneaking in here every two or three months to say hi, then disappear again.
It was even one of my resolutions for the New Year to do better at this, but you can see how well I keep my resolutions.
Oh well, there is always tomorrow, right?
I actually have some good news, shouting from the roof tops. An opportunity has presented itself to me this past week that will allow me to somewhat get back into the newspaper business. It will actually be more on a freelance type of writing but at least I get to get out and meet people again. I get to walk around with a camera strapped to my shoulder, a notebook in hand and ask people to tell me their story. Hooray. Hopefully it will become a profitable adventure for the person behind this brainchild and won't go down the drain with the rest of the economy.
As you may have noticed, I also have new quilts that need to find a new home. The top one is done in mint green with a blue backing featuring horses in each one of those blocks. The blocks are six inches inside and the quilts is 11 blocks across by 13 blocks up and down.
Of course, my favorite ones to make are the homespun patchwork ones. This is a pretty good size quilt. Once again, the blocks are six inches with 14 going across and 16 up and down.
If you think you would love to give a home to one of these quilts you can email me at
Who knows, I may even make it back tomorrow. Have a good one. It's cold here in Kentucky, how about your neck of the woods?