Wednesday, January 31, 2007

String Blocks and Bad Weather

The first two set of blocks were sent in by Rita. One is for her for January and the second set is for Linda. Since Glo already made blocks for Linda for January, we will save the second set for Linda's February blocks.
This last set is from Barbara. The last mailing date is today so will probably get a bunch more in when I get home from retreat.

About retreat - there is a winter weather watch out for tonight and the morning and since the retreat is being held in the local mountains, we might have a problem getting there. I have been checking the Weather Channel every hour and it still says the possibility of freezing rain and sleet from 3am to 3pm.

Since we were scheduled to start in the morning so far we have decided that if the schools are cancelled we won't start until at least noon. Everything will be dependant on the weather. Once the morning is over, the weather reporter seem to think it will be past so we should be OK for the afternoon and evening.

This is the first time in over 10 years of having the retreat in early February that there is a weather issue. We usually get snow or ice once or twice a year and there hasn't been any at all so far this year. I remember the year we moved here - big ice storm over Superbowl weekend - that time was really bad.


  1. Anonymous11:44 PM

    Melinda, I hope the ice and snow hold off until y'all get to the retreat. Then let it snow, I say.

  2. Melinda, it's been a little while since I've visted your blog - you've been really busy! Sounds like the retreat was fun and I love your quilt on the black background. These string blocks are great too - are you having a block exchange with them or do you just have a group of people that are mailing you blocks?

    I like the star with the light blue points best too and I think that's the one I'll make myself. I'm also going to give the pink ribbon quilt a shot too. I've already begged for a bunch of leftover pink and purple strips from my mom.


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