Hello! Thanks for stopping by! We had another storm over the weekend. It was FREEZING cold, 18 deg F, tiny icy snow blew all of Saturday, the kind that is so cold that it blows away.. well, it was also WINDY, our famous East Winds were blowing so hard it sounded like a freight train roaring by.. gusts as high as 86 mph here in Corbett and 107 mph at Vista House!! So it didn't really accumulate as much as blow on by. The hummingbird feeder kept freezing, so we'd bring it in and defrost it, but the little birds would fly up and look for the feeder, it was sad. Here is one of the hardy little guys yesterday.
Does it look cold? :-) I took this from inside as no way was I venturing out.
Dayle has been sprinkling birdseed on the deck for the wild birds and they really appreciate it.
I was supposed to attend a DAR meeting today but it was cancelled, I would not have been able to go even if it hadn't been.. our driveway is a sheet of ice and so are the roads.. my son slipped and fell 4 times this morning getting to his car to drive to work.. he made it okay, thank goodness.
There is a movement afoot.. you can read about it on my blog friend Meredith's post, click HERE. There is a Women's March in Washington DC and similar ones all over the country. Women are joining together to march to make it clear that we don't want to lose all the rights that have been gained over the last several decades. I wish I could march but my knees wouldn't handle it, but my younger sister Denise is marching at the one here in Portland, I'm so proud of her! But I can make a hat at least for myself to wear in support, so here is what I have so far. My first effort looked awful along the bottom but Meredith told me I needed to learn to do a Knit Cast On, so I googled it, watched a video and unravelled all I'd done on the first one and started over. This looks so much better!!
I also am crocheting some baby hats for "Operation Diaper Bag" for the Daughters of the American Revolution - they are putting together bags full of baby things for military families and I want to donate some hand crocheted hats to put in them. If you want to help American military families, I would gladly accept a hat or two from you to put in them. Let me know. This is my pattern that I developed. The Shell Hat.
I attended, between storms, an impromptu luncheon last week with a few of my friends. As always we brought a few little gifts to share.
Each of us made something for the others and added in a few other things. What a nice time we had of catching up with each other!
So, I have a nice day ahead of me working on a two different kinds of hats.. :-) What are you doing today? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)