My hip is acting up again and wakes me off and on during the night. During one of those wakeful periods last night I had a brainstorm—Michael always says, “that’s dangerous” which earns him a swat! I am quilting a huge, heavy quilt for LoraLee—the backing is minkie which makes the quilt even heavier—it was going to be very hard wrestling that huge quilt through a sewing machine to sew the binding. Well, DUH—I can sew the binding on with the longarm and then all that is left is the handwork. See—brainstorms in the middle of the night!
Well, if the forecasters are correct we could be in for a major winter storm tonight thru Friday—winter storm as in “feets” of snow—oh my!! Michael took all the weather talk to heart and spent the morning winterizing our sprinkler system and the motorhome. This afternoon he drove into town and winterized Jill’s sprinkler system—we are all now ready for whatever Mother Nature decides to send our way. A roaring fire in the woodstove downstairs, glass of wine—we are ready.
I took a drive over to Lonn and LoraLee’s this afternoon to retrieve the fabric for making the binding for her quilt. We had a good visit and Laci was also there. The aspens and cottonwoods are turning golden, the chokecherries are vivid red, the mountains are snowcapped—a spectacular drive.
I was saddened to hear author Tom Clancy died today—I love his books and have enjoyed the movies based on his books we have seen. He was only 66 years old.