Although it's a fact that we often get more inches of snow in the month of March than in any of our other winter months, a lot of melting can go on during these still-winter months.
Matter of fact, the melting has become quite apparent already.
Even though we haven't seen the thermometer show temps much above freezing with any frequency yet, we have had days when the sunshine seems to be gaining in strength. The walkway off our deck has often needed to be shoveled clear even on days when no snow has fallen because of the wind blowing the snow mounded up beside it. Said blowing snow often covering the walkways with a 6" deep cover.
Now it's quite easy to see the way the snow banks are starting to melt. (No, we don't have to use this hand pump mounted over our well to get our daily supply of water, but it's there in case we ever need it.)
We had a low over night of 3°, but today's predicted high is 31°, tomorrow's 40°, then 32°, 37° and 38° for the following days of the coming week. Temps above freezing indicate spring is on its (albeit often slow) way to us.
I finally figured out how to get (scrounge together) enough matching fabric for the binding on my new spring shower curtain. Sometimes I just have to think (and think and think) about a little problem for a while before a solution becomes apparent.
The basic pattern (with a little finagling to get the size I needed) is from a book by Evelyn Sloppy entitled, "Sew One and You're Done - Making a Quilt from a Single Block."
In the past, I've always put buttonholes across the top of my quilted shower curtains for attachment of the shower rod rings. For the past two curtains now, I've used these handy-dandy grommets which I think look better and certainly take a lot less time to add.
I may be slow (r-e-a-l-l-y s-l-o-w) but eventually come up with a solution whether it be not enough readily available fabric for completing a quilting project or easier, quicker and classier finishes!
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