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Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Winter and Winner
We can't match Lin's 24 inches of snow for this storm, but we did get 14 inches. The big problem is that it blew, and blew, and blew! I got up at 5:30 and cleared the driveway so Om could get out, and cleared it again at 10 am so that he could get back in. It had drifted closed in those five hours. The picture above is our front yard. The drift is only about 4 feet high... hardly memorable for us.
By contrast, check out the blizzard of January 1977. Steve was two. That's him in front. Our oldest (we don't see him anymore) dug out the tunnel, and is peeking through from the back. Why were they doing so much digging? That's in our driveway. The highway was only two lanes then, and it drifted completely shut, deep enough to cover a car. The car's owner spent a night with us. They had to clear the road with a front-end loader.
But, I know why you really came by. You want to know the winner of the contest to pick a craft project for Ivy's coming baby.
She chose the "Teddyghan," a blanket that looks like a teddy bear, and she would like it made in yellow. This pattern was submitted by Ann, of Ann's Snap, Edit and Scrap. Ann always has a few projects of her own going! So Ann wins an ad for a month, and I'll show you how this project progresses. (The picture is not mine- from the pattern page)
Other entries came from my SIL Loretta (no blog)
Chin Chin at Stay at Home Blessings
Ian at A Lonely Planet It Is Not
Sir Rob of Be a Lifesaver of Goodness