Thursday, March 18, 2010

It occurred to me this morning that I have been missing in action for sometime now. Truth be told, the weather here was truly taking its toll on me and I just plain lost interest in everything. I managed all the coldest days of December, January and February. I embraced each snow fall with great joy. But the rain storm that lasted for days on end nearly took me to the brink.
Finally Wednesday brought a full day of sunshine and a much cheerier disposition for me. I think there is perhaps some hope that spring may actually come. As evidence -
I have been watching the buds form on the trees outside our dining room windows. They are look fuller and plumper each day. I can hardly wait to see them burst out into leaves. Surely that will happen any day now.
The little stars shared in my last post became a completed quilt top.
Today I decided to try a new recipe. I've never made biscotti before. They are double baked. First as a sort of loaf.
Then sliced into their final form.
This afternoon I enjoyed a nice cup of coffee from the French Press along with a cookie.
Chocolate chips can help a girl's attitude, too.

30 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Bravo! Never under estimate the power of chocolate... I know it's been rough goin', hang in there!

KC Quilter said...

I know exactly what you mean! This winter has been unusually long. Bet you're really missing southern California's weather! Hang in there--Spring is on the way.

Cathi said...

Chocolate helps -- but just wait till that first real day of spring when the leaves start to open on the trees and you see green shoots coming up and the air has that feel. There's an almost euphoric feeling on that day!!
You'll get there! In the meantime, try taking some extra Vitamin D. I always take it but increase my dosage from October to May.

Carol said...

Oh yes...chocolate is just what the doctor ordered. I'm with you...I need to see the sun!

Quilt Hollow said...

I hear you loud and clear...I'm really looking forward to the full sun and 70's the weather man says we are having tomorrow. Chocolate..did somebody here say chocolate?! A mocha latte....fixes cold dreary days for me.

Loris said...

Your little stars showed up in a fine looking quilt! Good way to spend those rainy days. You will love spring like never before. The flowers and trees are beautiful. The summer rains are a bit different. It rained most of June one year I was there but since it was warm, we still went out and had a good time. Hang in there. I used to play racketball and tennis indoors (!) That helped alot.

Karen said...

We had a lot of rain, too. Very depressing.

Your little stars turned into a wonderful log cabin style quilt!

Yvonne said...

It sure is nice to see the sunshine.

Sweet P said...

The recent rain storms have been ugly! I certainly understand being dismayed by it. Chocolate and sunshine will always help a lousy disposition. What kind of biscotti did you make?

MARCIE said...

I totally understand what you are feeling with the winter blahs. I used to get it every year in Minnesota. You probably have it worse than I did tho, being a CA girl. Seems to me you had a garden going by now! Your quilt is darling, and great looking biscotti as well!

WoolenSails said...

Isn't this weather wonderful. That is New England, we hunker down in the winter and then everything comes alive again, including us;)

Debbie

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Anything CHOCOLATE is helpful and a live saving weapon!!! Glad you are feeling "springy" now!!! Have some fun!! Hugs, Di

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Welcome to your first New England winter. I love March because it is usually horrible weather in the first half and beautiful the second half. First the big wind and then all that rain-it was hard to take.

The Quilt Buddy said...

I love what you did with the stars.

The weather has also done a number on me. I just can't get in the mood for anything, so you are not alone.

BTW-chocolate can cure just about anything!

Caron said...

Love your little quilt (log cabin style) and the biscotti looks yummy. Share your recipe!!!

Kim said...

Totally understand how you are feeling! Winter is a challenge to begin with and you have had so many adjustments over the past few months. Go easy on yourself, soak up as much light as you possibly can and sew like mad! WISH I could make some of those chocolate goodies, they look so good and with a Latte' ~ OMG! Pretty star quilt. You have not lost your touch. :-D

Wendy said...

Hang in there and chocolate is a big help. We have long rainy winters with very little sun, so I take my vitamin D everyday. I love the logcabin star quilt.

Beth said...

I am glad you got some nicer weather! I have a fantastic recipe for almond biscotti if you are ever interested, let me know and I'll email you the recipe.

Chocolate Cat said...

I've never tried Biscotti but always planned to at some stage. Yours looks so good it may just be moved up the list!

Kathie said...

I know exactly what you mean, I need those sunny days and spring flowers to start blooming!
Love your backdrop of the new little quilt :)
love the quilt too
the jar you put the cookies in are great...oh I have been looking for jars like that forever.
ah yes a bit of baking happened here as well AFTER the power came back on , 2 days of no power was a nightmare
Glad today is going to be sunny too!
Enjoy your day.
kathie

Lori said...

I love your quilt top. Are the pieces as small as they look?

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I'm glad you're finally getting some sunny spring weather. For a California girl, I'm sure that's been a long winter. I think it has been here, and we've had only a little snow. I love your quilt!
Blessings,
Marcia

Jan said...

Oh, I just love your log cabin top - border is perfect & thanks for the biscotti recipe!

julieQ said...

Chocolate is good medicine. Also sunshine and the promise of spring. Your star top turned out wonderfully.

Jenni said...

The snow and rain must've been a bit of a shock to your system, plus you've lost your faithful Harper - no wonder you've not been yourself. Hang in there.

Shakerwood said...

I know exactly how you feel. The weather has had a direct impact on my blogging, quilting and inspirational abilities. It's been a month since I have posted or commented. I'm hoping this lovely spring weather will help snap me out of it.

Stephanie D. said...

Seems you're not alone in that bleak feeling. Today I managed to spend about 6 hours in the yard because it's going to rain tomorrow and get chilly again. The forsythia isn't out yet, but the daylilies were pushing their heads through the soil. Had to take 600mg of Ibuprofen and a hot bath, but oh, it was worth it!

No biscotti here, but maybe there's a bag of chocolate chips in the pantry.....

Quilter Kathy said...

I love that mini quilt! It just sparkles! How small are those rails around the stars???
Around here, when the sun even peeks out of the clouds, everyone goes outside for a walk...we are desperate for sunshine!

Guðrún said...

Oh yes the weather can affect your mind. Now spring is in the air and we can begin to smile. Your new addition to the family is so cute.

Eva said...

Ese trabajo es pequeño pero me ha fascinado,como añadiendo un poquito de color negro has logrado una cosa tan bonita
bss desde España