Earth stood hard as Iron
Water like a stone………….
Snow had fallen, snow on snow
Snow on snow………”
This is from a Christmas carol, written by Christina Rossetti, but it certainly describes northeast Ohio in these early days of 2010. Andy very kindly spent a lot of his last day of vacation driving me around to several far-distant quilt shops so that I could leave flyers for the Crown Point Quilt Competition. Our barn at Crown Point is one hundred years old now and one of the things we are doing to celebrate this is to join the Ohio Barn Quilt Trail and have an eight foot by eight foot square painted and attached to the side of the barn. There is a competition for the block to be painted. The Bath Country Journal is going to make this the cover story for their February issue and the winner will be chosen between January 20th and the 25th.
I’m planning to enter and I have two ideas, and possibly three if I decide to do one of them in more than one color. Looking at colorful quilts and quilt blocks is a good thing to do in these darker days of WINTER. The snow keeps falling and falling. Driving is not too wonderful. Still it’s a nice feeling being in a warm and cozy house when it is so blustery outside.