Monday, February 2, 2009

Groundhog Day

I was pleased that the news this morning referenced the movie, as it's always been one of my favourites (despite the presence of Andie MacDowell, which I have always thought was a perfect name for her). I love the double Irish chain quilt, and even have one partly made using similar fabrics from my stash. So, the weather prognostication indeed is calling for 6 more weeks of winter, and I'll be pleased if it's only 6 weeks! It's time I got busy planting some seeds for the garden, to get the spring feeling started for the year, as there's a new storm predicted for tomorrow.

We're busy preparing for the Valentine's Day ball, and I have my dress all but completed - it needs hems (4 in all, underdress, 2 sleeves, and quite yards of it on the bias circle skirt). And we've been dancing, dancing: went to the Ballroom Barn on Saturday night for a lesson in foxtrot - apparently there is more than one kind; and the one we're learning in class isn't the same. Had fun anyway. The teachers seem quite addicted to a sort of line dancing so I don't want to have anything to do with that. Dancing is for dancing together, not in a line, for goodness' sake!

I'm competing with the Sock Knitters' Anonymous on Ravelry in the January Mystery Sock. It's a lovely pattern, and now that I'm past the beaded part, it should go quite quickly.

1 comment:

Jo at Celtic Memory Yarns said...

Gosh I wish I could be there for the Valentine's Ball! The thought of dressing up in full skirts is quite delicious. And Private Lives - probably my favourite Coward (along with Hay Fever which also demands utterly brilliant actresses).

I only saw PEI in summery weather. Thank you for the chance to see it in winter, through your eyes.

Since you are an expert at sets, can you swing dangerously? (Remind me to teach you the Coolea Stamp set. It requires heavy hobnailed boots for full effect.)