Winter to Spring and Back to Winter

While in Virginia, I made some new simple curtains for the bathroom.  I was there with all of my sewing stuff in tow, so it was the right time to do it.  I had taken two sewing machines for the “Straits of Mackinac” class.  The one pictured on the Quiltville blog was my Emilie, a black 1954 Singer 301a.  That girl has quite a history, but I will save that for another day.   My husband was pretty adamant that if I was driving that far for a class that required a sewing machine, a back up was necessary.   The one I chose is a very compact 1960’s Kenmore 1040, so it didn’t take up much room at all.  This machine has a nice zig-zag, unlike the Singer 301, so it is the one I chose to use for the curtains.

1060's Kenmore 1040 sewing machine
1060’s Kenmore 1040

It was definitely winter in Ohio when I left last week.  Virginia was so nice while it lasted!   Some flowers were starting to bloom and the temperatures and skies cried out “spring!”.

Crocus catching the sunlight
Crocus catching the sunlight
Flowering Quince Blossom
Flowering Quince
Daffodils with large buds but no blooms
I just missed seeing the daffodils in bloom!

I got on the road yesterday morning, truly feeling as if spring had arrived, and drove in a very light rain off and on the whole way.  The zig-zag portion through country roads in the mountains were foggy, but thankfully never to the point that it felt dangerous.  I had to get a picture of this sign on the side of a gas station!   It was just so typical for the mountain area I was in!

2020 Silence is Golden, But Duct Tape is Silver on a convenience store sign
Made me chuckle!!!

 I got back home to Ohio after dark last night, and this is what I woke up to this morning.  There is ice under that snow.

2020 Feb Ice and Snow in Ohio

We returned the rental car and I just had to take these ice pictures on the way home.  The signs were so interesting with the ice/snow slipping off of them!  It looked like the thin foam sheets that glassware comes packed in.


p style=”text-align: justify;”>Stop Ahead sign with a sheet of ice sliding off it.Road Name signs with ices sheets sliding off

Now to get all of the sewing supplies put away, and the book work and orders taken care of so I can play with my quilts!  I hope you find something good to create today!

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