|* Snowy Days *|
as there was a power outage... read on...
Another pretty, but cold week here
as another "Alberta Clipper" comes through central Ohio.
This is the fifth or sixth of these clippers in the last couple of weeks...
which equals a few inches of the white stuff every other day.
Not too bad,
except for when the snow hits during rush hour...
Oh, and when the snow hits AND the power goes out.
That's not good, either.Having the power off just slows everything down...
like it's time for hibernating!
as there was the habitual
flipping of the light switches
when going from room to room.My brain knows that
the flipping of the switch will not restore power,
yet EVERY time - flip!
Of course, all of the things that I was preparing to do
involved the use of electricity...
No pressing of the applique pieces...
No machine piecing...
The laundry ground to a halt.
As had the slow-cooker meal...
the slow cooker meal that was put on before the power outage.
With the power off, that SLOW cooker
takes on a new meaning of s-l-o-w.
Off to the fridge with it, to be put back on for another day.
So, guess what dinner was?
Those camp-fire, pie-iron-sandwich-like things...
made in the coals of the wood stove fire!You know - buttered bread, buttered side out, with marinara and cheese and anything else that has been pre-cooked that can go in...closing up the pie-iron crimps the edges tight, sealing in all the goodness...shove the iron into the coals - maybe half a minute then turn it over in the hot coals. Remove from the fire and tap the ash from the iron, then open over a plate.
Hot and steamy goodness!
I haven't had these in quite a while,
and they sure were good,
my mouth was watering as I made them!
then back to the lazy-girl chair with a quilt, candles and some hand stitching!
I think I like hibernation on snowy days!!!
the quilt shown above,
(pattern by Heart to Hand)
is a wool applique on cotton wall-quilt
that I have hanging on my kitchen door.
I made it last winter in February, and hand-quilted it.
Called it a finish!!
But I noticed when the lights/electric came back on
that I didn't finish quilting the top-right section...
Oh, well, I'll get it finished the next cold, snowy day!
Hope your stitching is going well!