This morning early I woke up to a weather alert on my cell phone--Winter Storm Advisory with ice & snow expected all along the path from Ryan's house back to mine. I love winter, but I don't relish driving in winter weather events. Well, I packed up and headed home, and made it before anything hit the ground. By the end of the day there was only a dusting of snow and no ice, thank goodness. Other parts of the midwest weren't so lucky, but I'm grateful just the same that I left early and didn't have to drive on icy roads today.
When I got home, I jumped back in on my Express Your Love FMQ project. All of my outline stitching is completed and now I've filled two of the breath wisps and really like the way it's looking! So far I've chosen,
"Be the change you want to see in the world" and
"We are all connected in the great circle of life."
I will fill all of the breath wisps with words as there are several other favorite phrases that I want to include. Next is to decide how I want to do the echo quilting on the world in the center--that's the next piece Leah Day demonstrated on her FMQ Project blog on Thursday. I'm thinking about adding applique of green & blue for the land and water pieces and then echo stitching them down. That's a decision that will wait for tomorrow.
To get ready for the upcoming week and to use up the salad making ingredients I bought and hadn't used yet, I put together another round of salads in a jar so they're ready to eat each day without lots of prep time. It's all done in advance and layered in the jars. I bought a flat of pint jars and found they are plenty big for a single serving.
The day is winding down and I'll be shutting down momentarily. The KU Jayhawks men's basketball team won their game against Texas Tech today. The San Francisco 49ers beat Green Bay to advance to the NFC Championship game next Sunday, putting them one game away from going to the Super Bowl. And I got in some great quilting time on my project. All in all, it's been a great day!
More snippets from the sewing room soon,