It’s snowing! This winter has been terribly cold, but we’ve had very little snow. It started yesterday with rain and sleet and turned into all snow this morning–lovely fat flakes. Spring isn’t here quite yet.

Snowy patio view - Cindy Grisdela

Snowy view on my patio March 2018 – Cindy Grisdela

I grew up in Florida and only saw snow for the first time when I was 18 years old and in college. Even all these many years later, there’s something magical about it–as long as I don’t have to drive anywhere! Of course my husband grew up in Michigan and isn’t at all intimidated by a few snowflakes–he went to work today.

Snow days give me a chance to have a break in my routine–it’s like a gift, or a day of grace–when appointments and obligations get rescheduled, the busyness goes away, and the landscape is magically transformed. I’m incredibly lucky to have a beautiful view outside my window as I sew, as you see in the featured image at the top of this post.

New work on the Design Wall - Cindy Grisdela

New work on the Design Wall – Cindy Grisdela

I’m taking my snow day to start a new quilt inspired by the work I did last summer at the Nancy Crow Barn. You can read about that here. It’s related to the quilt I started there, but smaller–maybe 50″ square instead of 6 feet! We’ll see where it goes.

I’d better get back to work–one thing about snow days is they fly by!