I finally ventured out on the highways yesterday and made my way back to Spokane. This is what I encountered along the Columbia Gorge. Wet highways but no snow on them. Up to two foot of snow was piled alongside the road though and I'm very gtrateful that I stayed a few extra days and didn't drive while that was falling.
The heaviest snow began around Multnomah Falls and continued until I passed The Dalles. Then the sun came out and it was 50 degrees when I arrived at home. Most of our snow is gone too but more is predicted this weekend.
A frozen lake right next to the Columbia.
While it was very beautiful on the mountainsides, I'll take a warm summer day anytime! :-)
Here is the newborn sleep sack that I finished at Mandy's. It's for one of my online charity groups that requested them and provided the pattern.
This is my next project. Do any of your spice cabinets look like this?
I bought this at the store this morning. Canning jars and chalkboard paint. I've begun the project and I'll let you know next time if it worked out.
I started Teresa's piano doily/cloth last night just before bed. That is one huge ball of cotton thread. I bought it in Portland at michaels for 40% off plus I used a gift card I got for my birthday. It was a $15.00 gift card and I got the Paris box and birds I showed you last week plus this thread. All of it only cost .56. I did very well didn't I?
Remember the little cloche I found at the antique store with Teresa? I wasn't sure what to put under it and didn't want to buy anything right now so this is what I came up with. It's a tiny candleholder with a silk rose on it. It sits on the coffe table right next to my bird collection and really looks beautiful. This photo doesn't do it justice. It looks so delicate and the etching on the glass sparkles.
When I unpacked my suitcase last night guess what I found? One of Pipers socks! She helped me fold laundry and put it away Tuesday and when she put my things in the suitcase she must have put her sock in too. I looked and looked for that sock. It is so tiny and you know how the sock monsters always eat socks when you wash them. I put it into an envelope and mailed it to her this morning. :-)
I started going to a new, (to me), Bible study this morning. It is called BSF, short for Bible Study Fellowship. I guess it's been around since 1952 but I just heard of it a few months ago. This particular study is all women, about 130 of us! We sing, break into small groups and then get back together for a lesson given by a lady I happen to know. This same exact lesson is done by women all over the world each week. It is very structured and has printed lessons that every group follows. Women of all denominations are there and one of the rules is that you don't ask anyone or tell anyone what church you go to. This is so no pre-conceived barriers are erected. I've never taken part of anything like this and look forward to seeing what it's all about. There are three months of "pilot lessons" before the main studies begin in the fall. I missed the first week last week, but they were gracious enough to let me begin today. Lots of homework goes along with it.
Now I'm going to go sit In my chair and crochet for awhile. Thank you for the wonderful comments and prayers for me as I drove home. I truly appreciate each and every one of you!