Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Outside, Inside

Like most of the rest of the country, we are having a deep freeze here in Connecticut.  This morning my iPhone said it was -2.  That's cold!  And it's been cold for several weeks.  The patio table on my deck has been snow covered for at least a couple of weeks.  It just never gets warm enough to melt.

When I bought this set a couple of years ago, because my glass topped one shattered under the weight of the snow, my salesman said that he hated to say that anything lasts forever, but this table probably would.  It is made of Marine quality polymer of some kind that it used to make yachts.  It is very strong and impervious to any kind of weather.  I have to leave it out because I have no place to store it inside and it is so heavy, it would be hard to carry very far.  The rest of the lightweight furniture and all the plant containers do go inside. My deck runs all along the back of my house and is very visible from the kitchen and the family room and I like the way it looks, sort of an extension of those two rooms.  I keep a china bowl on the table filled with blue and white china balls year round and the weather doesn't seem to bother them either.  Notice the bump in the middle of the table.

I would have guessed that the snow level on the table was two feet, but as you can see by the yardstick, it's only nine inches.  I had to crack through a layer of ice to get the stick in.  We are expecting another big storm on Thursday with 8 to 12 inches of heavy wet snow, so I am thinking that I should take this snow off the table.  I know the table is heavy and strong, but hate to take the chance of its collapsing.   That's what's going on outside.

Inside I am working on my Ginkgo quilt.  Yesterday I quilted 15 of 27 leaves and will finish them today.  Then I can quilt the background.

I hope you are warm and cozy wherever you are.


Sue said...

Yup, warm and cozy down here where the sun shines every day !!
I have always liked your ginkos….glad you are able to show them off once more !

Regina B Dunn said...

The variegated thread works very well for this.

Sarah said...

Only nine inches of snow? That's a lot! The UK is still besieged by rain, rain and more rain. Love your ginkos and Regina is right the verigated thread works well