Monday, January 10, 2011

Snow-pocalypse 1-10-11

A big time snow event in metro Atlanta extended my weekend an extra day and possibly for tomorrow also. It started snowing huge flakes last night about 8:30PM and it just kept coming down like...well...like it does in the North.

I recorded the official snowfall on my back steps this morning.

About 4 1/2" on the top step.

 Bird tracks on my front porch.  I love seeing bird and animal prints in the snow.  I bet the birds were wondering what in the world was going on.  My birdseed and suet feeders were jam-packed all day and lots of birds hung out on the porch in the shelter.

Edgar Poe had a great time today watching all the bird and squirrel activity while he stayed warm in a quilt nest on the bed.  Poe-TV is what we call it.

 It was sleeting when I took this photo.  So now there is a fine crust of ice on top of the snow and the roads are thick slushy ice. 

I'm definitely not going any where.
 No way I'm attempting my front steps!
 No coffee on the porch this AM. 

I'm headed back inside for some sewing and movie watching time.



 I worked on my penultimate Groove Girls project.  Melisa said February is our last meeting until the new session starts after spring quilt market.  I am so happy that there is going to be another session because this has been a super fun club!

This month our project was a sewing roll to keep our handwork supplies organized. I carefully centered the little pink owl to be on the flap.

The outside
The inside with pockets and a zipper pocket
Well OK the little pink owl kinda worked out by mostly luck and a little centering by me :)


9 comments:

A Quilter Awakens said...

Yea for snow days! Good work on the sewing roll; it is adorable. Karmen

Cherokee_Sunshine said...

I love your little owl bag. I like having all of my stuff together for a project. 6 inches of snow at my Mama's and NO snow in Mobile, AL, yet. YIPPPPEEEE

Stitched With Prayer said...

Wow, I know that 4 1/2" is a lot of snow for you and it is different than the snow we get here in Utah, but 10 inches in one storm is not uncommon and everyone still goes on about their normal activities. I think the big difference is that you get so much more ice with yours. They only shut things down around here if it is blizzard and white out conditions. Our roads get slick to be sure, but we just don't usually get the icy snow that your do back there. You stay warm and stay safe. I hope you don't get too much more. Oh, and I loved the pictures of the little bird tracks, too cute and so perfect! Hugs...

Stitched With Prayer said...

Darn it, I forgot to tell you how darling your little owl bag is. I LOVE it!!!

In the Heart of Happy said...

Adorable oragnizer!!

I am so happy you got your snow...we are still waiting to see what this thing is gonna do, but we have already been blessed more than enough this Winter, so if we just get rain...I might be okay with that, even as much as I love snow.

Enjoy your snuggly time and yes, stay off those steps!

dianne said...

your outside looks like my outside - well, mine might have a FEW inches more of snow, but this IS colorado and we are SUPPOSED to get snow ... it has been pretty dry here this winter - so much so that with this storm, the city even sanded our little side street - and that NEVER happens!

here's hoping that yo get another snowday tomorrow ... and the power stays on!

orchidlover said...

Keep warm and dry. I think a sewing day is the right thing to do. I love the little holder and so clever to centre the pink owl, even if it was 50% luck.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Carol said...

Great use of a quilters ruler!!!

Simone de Klerk said...

So much snow! Ours is finally gone after about 5 weeks.
And what a very cute project.