Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Blizzard of '08

We've been joking around here for a while about the Bizzard of '08, but it's no longer a joke! We got quite a blast last night! The wind howled and the snow came in horizontally most of the night! Temps are still in the 20's and more snow is expected!

I have an old shoebox of photos from my childhood. I rummaged through there this morning looking for a particular photo, which I didn't find, but came across another that I knew I could have some fun with! When I saw it, I realized we have a similar tree in front of our house. So I had Mr. Squash take a photo of me while he was shoveling snow and here's what I came up with! Funny how things stay the same - the old photo of me was taken in Seattle's Phinney Ridge area in the mid-50's. Today's photo is about 35 miles north of that. Still the same me - bundled in multiple layers of clothing!
This is a photo looking out the window of my studio - which is on our third floor! The snow piled up is between the screen and the window! That's how hard the wind was blowing!

Here is Mr. Squash and our neighbor working on the porches and sidewalks.
Our neighbor, Geoffrey, and his rescue dog, Maddie, a Dutch Shephard. Maddie was having great fun bounding around through the drifts! Thanks, Geoffrey for all your help digging us out!
In-between stocking up our larder and various errands yesterday in preparation for the big blizzard, I mananged to get another Mystery BOM done. I'm off work beginning Christmas Eve through New Year's Day, so there will be a lot more quilting to come!


Anonymous said...

Oh my we are up north of Bellingham and I don't think we got the worst of it as you did. Our roads I am sure are very icy though. Stayed home from church today..something we do not do very often. Loved the photos of yourself.I probably have a similar one when I was growing up in the state of Maine. Merry Christmas and stay warm!

Anita said...

That is a beautiful dog! The storm last night felt like an Iowa blizzard. I'm SO glad the power didn't go out! Have fun quilting and stay warm.

Purple and Paisley said...

we are having horrible wind here, nice and yummy to be inside all warm! the block is gorgeous! enjoy your time off - lots of sewing and quilting! happy holidays, mr. and mrs. squash! ☺

PamKittyMorning said...

Love the photos! Especially the flashback to the 50's. Merry Christmas to you and Mr. S.

Karen said...

Wow, that is a beautiful block, Candace! Fun pictures :)

Wendy said...

We are snowed in as well, I'm not sure if I'll make it to work in the morning. Love the flashback picture of you. Keep warm.

Rainma said...

Candace, thanks for sharing. Here in Aberdeen we received 6" & the kids have been having a wonderful time!
Church was canceled, so we made 8 loaves of pumpkin bread, 100 sugar cookies & frosted them, no bake cookies and peanut butter fingers. Tomorrow I will make fudge and we will pass out goodies to our neighbors! I too worked on quilting today!
Merry Christmas and hello to Frosty!

CJ said...

Enjoy the snow, it sure looks beautiful! Makes you want to head into the sewing room and quilt that's for sure!

That block is really beautiful!

Carrie P. said...

Whew that is a lot of snow and I think Maddie needs a sweater. I love the new block. Beautiful.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love that pic with you in your snowsuit. I have a couple like that too. So fun to think of simpler christmases. Kind of like Ralphie.

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