Dreaming of Warm Weather

So…like everyone else living on the US east coast, we had a few more school snow days.

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So what’s one to do when cabin fever sets in? Take your mother out for some southern comfort food.

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If one went by today’s forecast, one would think Spring must be just around the corner. 

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source: wavy.com

And…Thursday’s forecast is back down to the low 30°F’s with a chance for snow. Like I said, crazy! I can not fathom Massachusetts’  total snowfall. Incomprehensible. I’m sure I am not the only one itching for Spring’s arrival in 16 days on March 20. Remind me when I complain of the heat in July. 😉

George and I will be my photographer sister’s guests at a 150-year-old cabin tucked in the low hills of the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains this weekend.  At least this snow should be pretty.  I knew there was a reason to learn how to quilt! We’ll definitely bring a few with us on the trip. Hopefully it won’t be too cold and we’ll get a nice portfolio of images.

Try to stay warm! – – Joanne  

 

Quilt #4 :: Chevron

Baby, it's cold outside!

Baby, it’s cold outside!

Back to work this Monday. Due to a 4-6 inch sow-ice-snow combination, schools were closed all week. Sweats, TV binging, baked cookies and hot cocoa. Staying inside, trying to keep warm. I tackled another quilt project.

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I’m starting to get the hang of these mathematical things.

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But, I must admit, piecing the chevrons on a slant is not for the spatially impaired.  This one beat me up. 😉  Please don’t look too closely!

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Crazy weather these days. Phoebe Darling awoke, so Dylann absconded with the quilt 🙂 

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Have a good week! – – Joanne

2 Hour Delay :: A Beautiful Thing

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I almost wore my pajamas inside out last night. Hoping to go back to sleep, I barely opened my eyelids as I surveyed the early morning news crawl. A 2-hour delay! I’ll take it.

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It’s true. Coastal Virginians don’t know how to drive on snow or ice – to the ire and lamentation of my mid-west friends.

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Hardly an inch forecasted and we clear grocery store shelves.

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Wishing our northern neighbors safety and warmth during Winter Storm Juno – – Joanne

DIY Bedside Table :: Sneak Peek

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Baby it’s COLD and SNOWY and ICY outside!

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Last I checked I was living on the Virginia coast? Two snowfalls in two weeks. The good: the school snow days off has allowed me to work on a room that desperately needs updating. The bad: we’ll have to make up these days. 😦

tired. tired. tired.

tired. tired. tired.

This room begs for updated lighting, bedside tables, new scatter rugs, bedding and window treatments.

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1995?

The first task, finding the right bedside table, proved a little harder than I thought.

But, finally after months searching I figured out what it was that I wanted. I want a combination of Ana White’s farm table plan . . . a green side table I saw on a Pinterest board . . .

 

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source: pineconehill.com

. . . and a table I coveted during a visit to Anderson-Wright Rooms & Garden.

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love.it.

 

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Snow Day::Off Day::Yay! Day

It doesn’t take much to stall an area that has limited snow removal equipment. Sledding and bucket lists go hand-in-hand around here. 

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To some, mostly north and west of the coast, snow is a dirty word.  It might seem ridiculous but announcements of  “2 inches accumulation” and “school closings” are music to the ears in our house. 🙂

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(1 block from school)

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