It’s snowing on Pickle Road — REALLY snowing.
You might wonder why I am not on a plane to Nebraska. Yesterday, the class coordinator, Nancy (poor Nancy) and I made a call to postpone my classes until the first weekend in April (5 and 6) due to the storm warnings and Continental’s urging to reschedule due to flight impact on their carriers. Right now, almost 4 hours before my flight was scheduled for take off, there is an FAA delay of over 5 1/2 hours. The worst part about this storm? Evan’s school was cancelled — so I’m home with him all day having him nag me about texting. Please stay tuned to your local Eyewitness News for updates on his impending murder. . .
“Already, this is the most significant storm of the season for New York City,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Jim Connolly. The weather service predicted 6 to 9 inches for the city, with up to a foot in suburban Westchester and Rockland counties. Up to 10 inches was forecast on Long Island before the storm passed out of the region late Friday.The New York City Department of Transportation has suspended alternate side of the street parking rules for the day.
While I’m sad that I won’t be in Lincoln (the quilter’s there really rock, you guys — so much fun), I’m happy that we made the right call and in plenty of time.
Janet-Lee Santeusanio, who is the founder of the Machine Quilter’s Exposition, (MQX), an annual machine quilting show and conference, read the blog and saw the typewriter jewelry. Look at hers! She’s a trip. If ever you get the chance to meet her, do it. I wonder where she was able to find the customized version?
I opened a letter yesterday to find a photo and raffle tickets for my Brownstone Quilter’s Guild in Northern, NJ. The tickets are $1 and I’m buying both of my books myself (I hate whoring them out to my friends). But I want to say that I think this is a beautiful quilt and you should get a chance to win it — I mean, let’s be real for a second — Every raffle quilt that I’ve ever been involved with is won by someone that no guild member knows from out of state or out of the country so you just might win it. Now, how to get you your ticket?
My bud, Amy Buehler, told me about this 1996 book – The Unbroken Thread, A History of Quiltmaking in the Catskills.
BEFORE I WRITE ON: Is Quiltmaking and Quiltmaker a compound word or two seperate words such as quilt maker and/or quilt making? I can’t seem to find a definative answer anywhere on line. As an editor of a quilting rag, you might think I would know the answer?
Our mutual friend and quilt designer, Mary Lowe (she works at Kindred Quilts) is in it, I went nuts and bought an old copy right away! Now that damn Mary never mentioned a word about having been in a book. Consider this her “outing.”
Friends and Foes
Zeppelin Threadsblog talks about Katmandu.
Quilter’sRInn’s blog gives a 10% discount if you can find the “pin up” picture of me in their shop! LOL I wouldn’t mind seeing it myself!
I want to play in the snow! I just might take a walk after I have a conference call with my boss-lady, Lin!
More later Pickles! xoxom