This is one hour later. You can see how fast it was falling.
So this morning I got out the cross-country skis and headed for the pasture. I was eager to get out and see everything before the melting started.
I know this is not a major snowfall compared to other parts of the U.S. But I liked it enough to venture out to the pasture on my skis. Buddy, the horse, galloped and snorted and thought I looked too funny for him to trust me. He recognized my voice, but was puzzled by the skis, the hat, the scarf, and the poles I used. I also had on a pair of snow pants that are water-resistant and make a funny swishing sound when the legs rub together.
I finally made my way out to the road and went to visit a neighbor. The road was packed snow that had frozen and was slick. I had to be really careful and made it to his door safely. Afterwards I fell down going down a tiny little slope that was too slick. My behind is a little bit sore. Don't forget we have lots of rocks around here. I didn't have time to practise my lesson on how to fall properly. And there really wasn't enough snow to cushion the fall. So homeward I went, and away went the skis until next time.
This is my next spinning project. Isn't it lovely. I bought it from Whorled Peace on Etsy. It is superwash merino, and it spins really easily. I love nice roving. And the colors are lovely. I split it out and wound it onto little balls. I hope to preserve the way she dyed it. But then when I started spinning it, I remembered when I ply it it will be an interesting assortment of colors. I think it will be really nice when I finish it. I'll let you know.
I also made some templates for a log cabin quilt block. I am going to make it with scraps and any old colors that I like. It will be a real "scrappy" quilt, and I will show you as I go along. I think I can just make blocks as I have the materials, and it will be another one of my lifelong projects. Like the mitres.
Back to spinning. I love this roving. She did an excellent job with the dyeing.