Flooding, Ice, Snow & Quilting

Close to the main intersection of my little borough is a bridge with Chartiers Creek running underneath it. There is a Dollar Store and restaurant there, and behind the Dollar Store is the American Legion. Behind the legion are fields and a few pavillions and a little walkway bridge going over the creek in another area back there.

This is where the Pumpkin Festival is held, and where we and others sometimes walk our dogs to so that we can set them free to chase balls, etc.  We had Koopa and Merle down there running their hearts out a few weeks ago on a mild weather day.

The water was already receding when my son took this picture on Friday morning :

This kind of picture was very common all over our area and Pittsburgh, etc.  ( We are about 20-25 minutes south of Pittsburgh. )

Across the road, if you traveled a few more blocks, made a right turn and went two more blocks in that direction , you’d come to this park / playground area with the creek running behind it. I visit that park often with the children. It is usually a peaceful place.

But that same creek turned into a raging river, covering the ballfields, and farther on up the playground was covered in water as deep as the pavillion shown in the earlier photo.

In the afternoon the temperature began to plummet and we went from 61 degrees down to 32 by 6:00 or so and on Saturday morning I woke to a thick sheet of ice covering our cars coupled with a good 5-6 inches of snow.

Koopa seems to like the snow :)

I finished hand quilting this latest block on the Botanical quilt top.

I have some pieces to cut out and prep for the next Elizabeth’s Pride applique block.

I think that my Rose of Sharon will be the next quilt to go into the hoop but I don’t even know at this point if I need batting or have to piece a back or might need to order backing or what…I guess I should figure that out soon :)

One thing I do NOT have to do is shovel snow. My son did that :)

Enjoy your weekend! :)

Happy Mail Arrival!

I won a giveaway awhile back and this fun package arrived in the mail today from Valerie.

You can visit her lovely blog “Val’s Quilting Studio” HERE if you are not already familiar with it.

Packages like this can change your mood.  It’s super cold and dreary here and the mood was….

Then when I got Valerie’s mail? The mood changed to this :)

Thank you, Val :)

Stay warm everyone, for those of you in my neck of the woods…schools are already cancelling for Friday due to wind chills -20 and beyond.

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