This is the view outside my studio. Most of the morning, I watched freezing rain falling and coating everything it touched. Before it turned to snow, the blueberry bushes in back ended up with branches about 3/4" around with ice. At one point, I heard a loud crack and crash like a tree coming down, but I didn't see anything when I looked. We have woods behind us, so maybe it was there.
The arrow is pointed at a robin who is very confused by all this. We usually don't see him until later when spring begins to roll around. Fortunately, the woman across the street has is out restocking her bird feeders a couple of times a day since this strange weather started.
This is the icicle that has been growing by our front door. It started out wider than it was long. Today's ice storm seems to have changed its shape quite a bit. It looks pretty heavy and lethal right now.
The rest of the icicles are pretty small in comparison. If you look, you can see the ice on the branch hanging under the eaves. This is my first ice/freezing rain storm. I much prefer snow. So many of our friends are without power, and there are trees and branches down all over the place. Hopefully, we don't get any more ice tonight. The weather guesser says it is going to warm up and start raining by tomorrow morning. Let's see if he gets it right this time.
When I wasn't watching the ice and then the snow, I built this square. I had to audition a number of fabrics for the middle where I ended up using the gold. I would like to make a quilt eventually with blocks of all the color combinations I come up with. Since I seem to stick in the same palette most of the time, I think this will work fine. This one is very different from the first one I made, but I like it just as much. I think Tom likes the first one better. I am still having trouble with puckering in the center. I really have to get that straight line 1/4" seam down better. It will happen with practice.
Joyful quilting, everyone.