Snowy Weather Marches in “Like a Lion”
The weather in Middle Tennessee is so unpredictable in late winter and early spring! One day will be bright and sunny and we are able to wear short sleeves outside. In only a matter of hours, the weather can bring a cold front that showers us with snow and ice or freezing rain.
For a few days, we had beautiful blue skies and moderate temperatures, and we were able to get some early cool-weather crop seeds planted. I have been watching the ground closely to see if there is any germination…but I guess the ground is just too cold yet for the little seeds to sprout and the tiny seedlings to rear their heads. Much to my disappointment, there have been no signs of spring growth popping up from the dark, damp earth.
I guess it is just as well…because today we awoke to a very wet, snowy second day of March. Yesterday was also filled with light snow showers …a good day for a warm fire in the woodstove, a good pot of soup, a cup of tea and Bible study with friends. So, this is just what we did.
As I was growing up, I often heard my elders repeat the old saying, “If March comes in like a lamb, it will go out like a lion!” But, this year my father said, “Well, it appears that March is going to come in like a lion. Maybe, that means that it will go out like a lamb.”
So, for today, I guess we will return to wintery activities like building snowmen and having snowball fights, making waffles and hot chocolate, taking a winter afternoon nap, and sewing on a few quilt pieces.
For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
|I have been sewing on some double wedding ring quilt pieces to help my Mother-in-Law with a quilt top that she is piecing. I find that I am having some difficulty with puckering at the points. Do you have any advice about piecing curves? I would love to hear from you about tips and tricks!|