Oh, over in the sidebar. Why can't I stick to it? This past week, instead of cutting out the winter quilt that is the next thing on my list (and that I really do want to work on) I cut out all, and sewed many of the blocks for Lisa and Jon's baby quilt. I like it, I do, but I really want to work on that winter quilt! Oh, and I also found more(!) flannel downstairs, more even than I came across in that box. In fact, I found a 5 yard piece of a very pretty pink floral that I sewed into a back for (list item # not-even-on-it) the string quilt top. It's been very cold here this week, below zero overnight, and I want a flannel backed quilt for the couch. And now, thanks to my refusal to stay on task, I shall have it. :o)
I remember the purchase of many of the 1 yard pieces of flannel I came across this week. There was a store kinda/sorta close to where we lived in Ontario called Kitchener Textiles. It was on Strange Street, just across the town border from Waterloo, where we lived. They got the most gorgeous flannel plaids in all the time, and I'd buy a yard every time I went in before our move here to Vermont. It seems I went in A LOT. In my mind, Vermont in winter required a plaid flannel quilt. I can even still picture the quilt of my imaginings - scrappy squares and HSTs in every luscious plaid available. Someone had brought theirs into the LQS up the road from us in St. Agatha (both the name and the shop are long gone) and I had to have my own. That was at least 10 years ago. Maybe it needs a spot on the list too, for next winter.
Tomorrow morning, demolition experts from Idaho will be imploding the 1700 foot center section of the Crown Point Bridge. How exciting! I went down and took a before picture, tomorrow's wordlessness will be a picture of its absence. It was a nice bridge, but it's time has come. We'll watch it go down, sip some cocoa, snap a pic or two and come home to snuggle in for a frozen New England Christmas. (It's supposed to be 45º and raining on Saturday.)