Saturday, February 24, 2007
Cold winter days
On a bitterly cold day this week the tide washed up this huge ice chunk. Now, ice chunks are fairly common this time of year in the bay, but usually not this big - fairly close to shore. It was just tempting enough that Little Boy and I put on our winter gear, braved the howling winds and walked across the flats - through the "chocolate mayonnaise" - to take photos, of course! Really - one can hardly appreciate how big this particular ice chunk is unless there is a person standing in front of it for perspective; right? Take a look at the next photo if there is any question in your mind. Oh, and "chocolate mayonnaise" would be the thick, dark mud that pulls at your boots, sucking you down with each step - grabbing and pulling so you are forced to curl your toes as you walk - the better to hold your boot on - as you cross the mud flats of the bay at low tide.
It's been an odd week really. I am a bit unfocused on any new project after finishing the binding on Green Ocean Waves. Thank you for all the compliments, by the way! I am carefully considering several different quilt patterns that might be my next project... even made up part of a sample block - which I still have to finish, but I figure it is still worth sharing (that is my thimble up on the top)... but nothing has really "stuck" with me. And, in the meantime I continue to hand sew the binding on the back of my log cabin in spare moments here and there. It does feel odd to not have a "current" quilt on the go - even though I have been sewing...
Sewing for the week would be another pair of much needed flannel PJ's for Little Boy (my his legs keep growing and growing!) and this cute bag (Simplicity 9949 - except I omitted the zipper and lined it). At least it is bright and cheery and hints at Spring... and - it is full of fat quarters - waiting for me to decide on
what to do with them.
And finally - here is a photo of Little Boy in front of some huge boxes... In an effort to avoid shopping I ordered some duffle bags on-line. I THOUGHT that I would be able to fold them up and send them to DH... here is a photo of what the delivery man brought... and because these duffle bags have hard bottoms and rolling wheels, etc., etc. there is no hope at all of folding them up smaller. Sigh. Any idea on how much $$$ this would cost to airmail? So - I had to go to the store anyway to bring them back ... which was not a complete loss because my Dad went with me and we made a day of it; including lunch and a few other errands. Well, at least it gave us something to do on a cold winter day!