Two fun things in one weekend, we got a couple of inches of snow on Friday, just in time to hunker down for Wild Card Weekend. Before the snow came, a new visitor came to sample the handouts. Apparently, Oliver has a buddy. The second little guy has been here before, but not as consistently as Oliver. I can only tell them apart by where they choose to eat their treats. I know it isn’t Jack, as he always goes to the other side of the house to munch down his tidbit.
The new, yet unnamed, furry friend took his (her?) morsel to the edge of the driveway.
Oliver tends to stay close, or go to the retaining wall.
Inside is a bit of excitement, the amaryllis is definitely putting up a flower spike.
Another virtual retreat last week with a few bloggers meant I got a lot done. I finished the math that morning for Pachanga, then worked on a To The Nines quilt. If you’d like to visit the other bloggers, here is the list with links to them.
Mary Ellen at Quilt Mouse – https://mefutch.wordpress.com/
Mary at Stitching Grandma – https://stitchinggrandma.wordpress.com/
Brenda at Songbird Designs – https://songbirddesigns.biz/blog
Emily at Darling Dogwood – thedarlingdogwood.blogspot.com
If you missed part one of Pachanga with the cutting instructions, click HERE. Clues will post twice a month with clue 2 on January 22nd. I’ve laid them out a bit differently than I first thought, so we will finish in June. The clues are broken down in such a way that you’ll have a clue to make progress, but it wouldn’t be that hard to do two at a time. I hope that makes everyone happy, as the poll was pretty close between once a month or twice a month.
Friday, we awakened to the quiet beauty of snowfall. There wasn’t a huge amount, and the roads stayed clear so we could have gotten out if we needed to. But I had planned for a bigger snow event, so we were able to just stay in.
Taking some photos that morning in the dawn light, a junco roots around on the ground for seeds.
A titmouse waits his turn at the feeder in the redbud tree.
Calm and quiet, and cold! A perfect day to get a bit farther with my quilting projects. I put a pot roast in the slow cooker and headed to the basement for the day.
I will definitely be home on Monday working on Pachanga, as I am not as far along as I usually am for the mystery quilt along. I find I am most productive when I have other quilters and sewists to chat with, as it keeps me sewing and not loafing off distracted by other things. So, I’ll be Zooming with a few local friends. I do plan to do more of these soon for readers, probably be later in January. I will plan a Saturday, but it will have to be after playoff season, LOL!!
But today is football all day! For a confirmed football addict, having six games instead of just four this year is a treat. I think this weekend, and next weekend’s divisional championships games are the two best weekends in football. Better than the Super Bowl!
Did you get any snow this weekend? What are your plans for next week?