Well, I think I am almost completely out of green... so I've started to add brown. I have 8 blocks cut out of a dark red/maroon (not yet sewn). I want 1 more row, so another 12 of those 9" blocks (I am using 4 blocks to make a square) for that row need to be made, plus that 1 missing block. It looks like I will need some more bricks too for that outer border, so I will have a look through what fabric is remaining to see what I can do. I am hoping that within the next week or two I can have the remaining blocks sewn. My progress has been slow, but steady, so I am pleased.
Today there was wonderful sledding snow... so you know where we were... I know this photo looks like no one else ever goes sledding - but believe me, there were other kids and parents out! Proof - look at the snowmen they built before we got there- that tall one is bigger than me!!! I haven't seen a snowman taller than me in a long while!The only bad thing - sheer ice under all that fluffy snow... the other night we had snow then freezing rain on top of that, then a sunny day when everything just melted into glass, now snow on top of that. Talk about slippery.
I went to a Valentine's Day luncheon today (before sledding). Amazingly, there were almost 100 tickets sold for the event. We had quiche, salad, ham roll-ups, rolls, coffee/tea/cold drink and chocolate pie. There was live entertainment provided by some of the men (gosh, I wish I had remembered to bring my camera, especially for the frilly apron bit!) and door prizes. At the end, it was announced that all the proceeds were going to help pay for someone's funeral, so that was nice. We have a small community here, but people are always willing to lend a helping hand, whether it be to help someone stack a pile of wood or rebuilding a house that burned down. Even the other night I went to a pot-luck down a ways (maybe 15 miles?) - it was snowing pretty hard by the end and several people offered for me to sleep at their house - people I've only met 1-2 times before. It is nice to know that people care. Let us all remember - be nice.