Can you believe it?
It’s snowing in MN already. So while my designer colleagues are in Houston, melting away in the heat at quilt market, I am at home in Minnesota with the snow. I really miss seeing everyone and all of the beautiful things. I’ve been checking the blogs every few hours to see if there are any updates. What I miss the most is probably Sample Spree at the Moda table. I feel like I’m missing out on all the new lines that are coming out. After Sample Spree, I love going back to the hotel, opening up all my packs of fabrics, and imagining what I am going to do with them. Gosh, I feel like I’m so behind already! Instead, I am sitting here on the couch with my knitting and my feet up.
It’s not all bad, I tell myself. I’ve been gone traveling so much for work lately, that it’s great to have a Sunday to sit and rest. But, I keep glaring out the window. Glaring because it’s too early for snow. I still have our outdoor furniture outside because I’m still hoping it will be nice enough outside to use it.
I’m eyeing the shoreline of the lake warily. I’m watching for signs of ice.
I just hate when the lake freezes over and it’s way to early for that.
I’ll be out there with a whole arsenal or hair dryers if I have to, but the lake is not freezing over yet.
By later in the day, the lake looks like this – and the snow is accumulating on the deck.
I could be enjoying the beauty of the first snowfall, the way the snow clings to the branches and leaves, but I’m too busy being mad. Can you tell? It’s just too stinkin’ early for snow. I was still waiting for fall. The leaves were just beginning to turn and the weather changed. In fact, there are leaves on the ground, but most of them are green. They got blown off the trees before they even had a chance to change color. These flowers were all blooming yesterday.
Yes, I’m mad at winter for stealing falls thunder.
Sorry about all the ranting and raving. I’ll try to be in a better mood next time you stop by! I’m sure any fellow Minnesotans understand. The rest of you can just feel sorry for us, maybe send over a few very sympathetic comments. Mostly, just wish us some warm weather to melt the snow.