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Thread: Sewing in a blizzard

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    Super Member 978gray's Avatar
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    Well with a blizzard battering us in eastern Mass, and work getting cancelled for the first time since 1997, I am spending my day in my sewing room working on a couple of different quilts!

    Who says adults do not get snow days!

    Pretty soon, I'll have to shovel, but enjoying some me time for now!

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    Enjoy your quilting, stay warm! :)

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    Oh I remember those rare days growing up in Tyngsboro

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    Quote Originally Posted by 978gray
    Well with a blizzard battering us in eastern Mass, and work getting cancelled for the first time since 1997, I am spending my day in my sewing room working on a couple of different quilts!

    Who says adults do not get snow days!

    Pretty soon, I'll have to shovel, but enjoying some me time for now!
    What is your storm totals where you are? I'm in Albany NY and we got about a foot, maybe a little less. My older daughter had a snow day and I haven't done a bit of sewing, fighting a sinus headache...not fun with a 11 year old and 2 year old running around...

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    I saw that Boston was on the today show, and you guys are really getting the snow! We have snow in eastern KY but nothing compared to whats going on with Boston, enjoy your snow days :)

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    Watching this blizzard play itself out via the TV set, I am so pleased that I am now sitting in AZ sunshine contemplating the snowball blocks I am now in the process of making for my new quilt.

    Being retired does have it's highlights!!

    Pretty soon, I'll have to get some sun cream on, but for now, I'm enjoying myself !!! LOL

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    Right now we are at 18 inches and still snowing. It's pretty windy lots of areas have no power, but lucky here. I hope the power stays on.

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    OMG. We got 5 inches and many schools in the area are out for a 2nd day. We'd be in for a week with 18 inches.

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    Good to hear that you are enjoying your snow day :D:D:D

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    Just got home from work, my streets are plowed to one lane only! There is a hugh tree down in my yard from the yard next door. I'm sure he will take care of it later, it is only on top of my shade garden. My guess is it will no longer be a shade garden:(

    Driving was slow, slippery and WATCH OUT for the plows.

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    Stay warm!

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    we got 6 inches of snow here in Arkansas over the weekend and I wanted to share it with all of you east of us..:) Enjoy and please dont send it back to me..lol

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    Yup well over a foot here and still coming down..very windy which makes it even worse, can see 5'-6' drifts out my window
    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingerella
    Watching this blizzard play itself out via the TV set, I am so pleased that I am now sitting in AZ sunshine contemplating the snowball blocks I am now in the process of making for my new quilt.

    Being retired does have it's highlights!!

    Pretty soon, I'll have to get some sun cream on, but for now, I'm enjoying myself !!! LOL
    That's called rubbin g it in!!LOL We have about 3 inches, so not as bad as some, but I'm sure getting tired of the cold white stuff!

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    We only got 4" and the schools are closed for the 3rd. day. I had to come into work because the roads were passable

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    Lucky you! I work from home so there are no "Snow Days." :cry:

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    It may be wishful thinking, but looking at the clock and looking outside it seems days are already getting longer (I hope) can spring be far behind??
    David

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    I am in Boston watching it continue to snow. Hard to drive and hard to walk in this stuff.
    Power on here. Hope those without power get it soon. Stay warm.
    Cheryl

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    i'm in central MA 20+"s here and still coming down good.

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    Can you all send some to Northern Michigan? Seems you southerners are getting all our snow! Global Warming Ha! This is the season for snowmobiling and we only have a couple inches!! Not enough!!!

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    Here in upper Westchester of NY on the border of CT we got another 20 inches today...And I too sewed all day after digging out the car after the plow guy plowed our driveway and plowed in the car. I'm retired so I don't have to ever go out after 26 yrs of driving to wk in the snow,not missing it at all...

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    We got 8 1/2 inches on Monday and just today did the city sand/salt the our roads. We're in the city limits but in a rural area. We sit on the top of a ridge and we can't move until they sand. This weeks snow was the most we've had fall at one time since the '93 blizzard (that was over 20"). And we're in the south. haha

    I hope you keep power and have tons of fun quilting.

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    Thought some might be interested in pictures!!!

    We got at least 24". The yardstick varies from a low of 18" to a high of 32". Lots of blowing and drifting. Winds have died down and we kept our power.

    Deck with the snowfort from 2 weeks ago covered with new snow
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    Front walk shoveled!
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    Man oh Man I can only wish!! Can you send it this way we need some!!

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    Take it easy there with all the snow. We moved to MT in 99. No matter what the snow is like, they still operate everything here. They haven't had a snow day at the schools in my town since 91! And, only two delayed start days because of snow since 99! the school busses in the next town wouldn't start one day a few winters ago (diesel froze)so they cancelled school in that town that day....

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