Barn Quilt

I finally finished a barn quilt! It’s been on one of my Pinterest boards for at least two years. I finished a couple of weeks ago but we’ve had such hot weather, we had to wait until we got a break to install it. I used the very cool pattern called Mad as a Hatter designed by Elaine at Messy Goat. I like traditional quilt patterns but wanted something more modern. She does such great work – inventive and creative – and is generous enough to provide tutorials. Thank you Elaine!

 

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2017 January Ice and Snow Storm

I know this isn’t a huge amount of snow relatively speaking but western Oregon just doesn’t get enough to be able to handle it well. We had some snow and ice and Portland just lost its collective mind for a week. Folks in the northeast are keeping warm by laughing hysterically. We had a similar storm in December and there was so much public frustration that TPTB even broke down and tried salting the roads this time around. But I think that needs to be laid before temperatures get too cold and so it was too late for that to make any difference. I was glad to be able to be off work for a few days and stay clear of the snowpocalypse.

2016 August Garden Photos