I guess I can say that it’s no longer a pipe dream, a secret wish, a fingers-crossed-and-hoped-for gift!
i officially SNOWED IN for my birthday!
And what’s better, I’m here with son Jason and his 3 friends!
It was FOUR friends, but with the weather forcast, Sean headed back to Hilton Head, SC yesterday morning after breakfast.
Their plan: A skiing and snow boarding weekend –complete with home cooked meals and lots of mom attention!
My blessing: I got to hug on and love my son, make his friends feel welcome, and get busy feeding every one which is something that fills not only my kitchen and everyone’s bellies, but my heart to over flowing.
Sean, Jason, Dominic, McKenzie & Brandon!
I threw a roast in the crock pot yesterday afternoon which filled the cabin with such a wonderful aroma. Everyone arrived back exausted and happily hungry after a long day on the slopes and the conversation and laughter around the dining table was infectious. I am so happy this gang is here to celebrate my birthday with me.
We huddled around the tv last night, fire raging in the gas fire place, and settled in for an evening of Da Vinci Code, topped off with brownies and ice cream in lieu of birthday cake.
And I worked on binding, needle and thread pulling through fabric at the end of a very full day.
Mona was unable to come sew - she couldn’t get her 4wd pick up UP her drive. That’s how steep and icy things are here.
I was born in Minnesota and I KNOW that inches upon inches upon inches of snow leave this snow we have had looking like not much, but let me tell you, when you add steep and winding mountain roads with incredible drop offis and no guard rails to the mix, even 6 inches of snow is a force to be reconned with and you don’t want to be out in it.
For those who think that this is “NOTHING” compared to what they get in the upper mid west –well, you might have 100” but it is FLAT where you live and you have road crews running 24/7 to take care of it.
Here on the mountain we sit and wait for a thaw.
Sewing on the 500 Rocketeer!
This is where you’ll find me today! I have the left over hambone from Christmas to pull out of the freezer for soup.
Jason and friends will be heading down mountain as soon as it is safe to do so.
I have plans to stay until Tuesday, so hopefully we will be able to get Shamu out of her show drift and back on the road.
I’ve been told to plan on 70s in Texas next weekend – and I say bring it!
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
While every seat was full around my dining room table last night, I realized that life has given me more than I ever dreamed, more abundantly than could ever have been imagined and I am so grateful.
It occured to me right then that If we spend our lives too busy to notice, we just might miss the wonderful life we already have.
Antique crazy quilt shared during the workshop in South Carolina by one of my students.
Happy Saturday, everyone!