Since this will be machined quilted, I'm not trimming away the background as I did with the first Dresden plates I created long ago.
I awoke several times last night with the roof being pelted with ice. When I braved five degrees this morning to do minimal shoveling and wheel the garbage out to the street, the snow was quite powdery above the layers of snow pellets. When I was a kid, all the adults said that if the temperature reached 10-degrees, it was too cold to snow. Clearly not the case today east of the Sandia mountains in New Mexico. I'm not sure it reached twenty today. Despite ample sunshine, nothing melted. We cancelled our appointments, stayed in and, aside from cooking, I worked on my quilt. The College girl watched Poirot, napped, and texted friends. (She learned this week that her acceptance to graduate school is sitting on the desk of the Dean of Students, who will be back on campus on Wednesday. I'm delighted with how hard she has worked and of the success she is building for her future.)
As these storms move east across the U.S., I hope everyone stays warm and happily busy.
Happy quiltmaking, knitting, etc.,