Friday, January 31, 2014

Groundhog Day!

OK, not until Sunday...

From Wikipedia, I read that according to Groundhog Day organizers, the rodents' forecasts are accurate 75% to 90% of the time. However, a Canadian study for 13 cities in the past 30 to 40 years found that the weather patterns predicted on Groundhog Day were only 37% accurate over that time period—a value not significant compared to the 33% that could occur by chance.

In Wisconsin, if you see a shadow on February 2, it means the sun is out and the temperature is probably low. Counting six weeks from February 2 puts you in the middle of March.

Still winter, people!!

OK, maybe mild winter versus cold winter, but winter none the less.

Sounds like a good time to curl up with a good book, or maybe put that quilt in your lap and do the binding by hand while watching some stuff you recorded on TV, or a good movie on DVD.

Tomorrow our quilt group will be meeting at church to kit things up for the year. Susie B and I sort the fabrics into sets that go together. Then we'll haul out our patterns and see what we can make from each pile. I bring our reusable zipper gallon bags and we get to work. Then the ladies who want to make a top will take a bag and a pattern and bring us back a finished top.

Other ladies take the finished tops and matching backs, sandwich and pin, and pile up for the quilters -- Susie and Barb, but mostly Susie.

Bonnie and Shirley finish bindings, and sew on labels. Then we distribute to whatever charity projects we choose or where the greatest need is.

We also need to do some baby boy quilts for our baptisms.

That's what I'll be doing the day BEFORE Groundhog Day. The afternoon of the actual day I plan to work on a project or two of my own, maybe whittle down the UFO box. I still have plenty of those!

Sew on...