Very pink

Well, dang it all to heck, the weather people called it.  We have a blizzard.  Instead of enjoying myself at a fabulous concert in Iowa City, I’m sitting at home pouting.

I’d better quit that if I want Santa to bring me one of these:


I want to learn to play the guitar.  I realized last night that I’ve been playing the piano for almost 30 years.  Yikes.  It’s not very portable, though.

I’m apparently in a very pink mood lately.  I’ve made some more progress on the pink quilt I showed a few days ago, but it doesn’t look much different than it did in that post.

That’s because I got a little bit distracted.  I’m still plugging away during the work day on this:


(Only…10? of the wreaths/partial wreaths to go…)

And dreaming about making a Radiant Star of my own.

My color scheme certainly isn’t original, but I’m giving credit to the fact that I’ve been wearing this lately:


(I love wearing a Supergirl jacket.  I get comments from random strangers in the post office.  It’s awesome.)

The color is really off in this photo.  The block is MUCH prettier than this in real life:


One of those down, but only 8 to go.  I’m not crazy enough to make 20 of them.  At least, not crazy enough to make 20 MORE.

I’ve been mentally thinking of it as “Son of Radiant Star,” but I suppose “daughter” would be more appropriate.

I just wish I were working on something blue, so this whole post could have been about how BLUE I am tonight.

Yes, there were tears.

Yes, we tried to make the drive, but the wind was worse than Mark had experienced just 30 minutes earlier.  We only made it about 6 miles before we turned back.

School is already closed tomorrow, and with the way the wind is whipping around, I may or may not make it out of the house.

I just love Iowa.  And winter.  And snow.


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Blizzard conditions are expected tonight and tomorrow with wind speeds of 20-35 mph and gusty. Snow totals will range from 6-12″ with isolated 15″ amounts. The wind will diminish to 10-20 mph on Thursday but this is still strong enough to blow the snow around. Cold temperatures will follow this system with highs mainly in the teens.

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  1. Cynthia Marrs says:

    Half of the continent of the US is under a blanket of snow. It’s one of the worst weather systems in decades. So don’t blame poor old Iowa. Just stay home where you’re warm and do beautiful things. Not everyone is so lucky.
    Love your quilting. It’s so inspirational.


  2. LizA. says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Radiant Star! Is the pattern from a book? If so, which one?

    If it helps any, I thought about you this evening as I watched Straight No Chaser on the PBS special this evening…….

  3. Alycia says:

    Oh I am sympathizing with you. -20 w/o wind chill factored in. I keep thinking that Hawaii sounds good this time of year.

    Your Daughter of radiant star is beautiful. I love the colors!!

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