Just popping in for a quick minute to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone for their comments on my last post! Joel and I really appreciate everyone taking the time to think of something to say and for being so understanding. I really do have some great readers! With all the crappy things going on in the world lately, from the bombing in Boston to the explosion in Texas, the loss of our dog pales in comparison, but it’s still nice to know that there are so many kindred spirits out there. (Anne of Green Gables, anyone?) We have found out that another neighbor’s dog was also killed in one of these traps a couple of years ago. I think all of our other neighbors are dog lovers because we have so many dogs in this area It seems every house we walk by has a dog that comes out to greet us.
The house sure is quiet without Daisy, but thank goodness we have Carter to cheer us up! This is one of the few pictures we have of Carter with Daisy. They are hanging out with Joel before Carter’s bath one morning. It’s only an iphone picture, so the quality isn’t great, but it’s a good memory.
In other news, we are digging out from yet another snow storm. The snow is never-ending this year in Minnesota. Last year the lake was open by March 15th and it was beautiful, early spring. This year we still had 3 feet of ice on the lakes at that time and we will be lucky if the lake is open by May 15th.
The weather has been so bad, that our steep driveway has been covered in snow and ice and has prevented our printer from delivering the shipment of new books.
The forecast is looking up though – they are predicting 70 degrees this weekend! What a change in a few short days. So, hopefully all that sun will melt the snow and ice and the books can be delivered. In the meantime, I am working on some blog posts to share the new stuff with you. I do have this jpeg for the cover – just to give you a sneak peek. Be sure to stop back to see the rest of the projects and a chance to win a copy. I am really anxious to share some of my “cheater” techniques with you – like the fact that the cover quilt is strip pieced! Doesn’t it look much harder than that?