Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Mystery Object

Here in the town I live in, Yorba Linda, we don't have snow...but we do have rain. Occasionally it does get cold enough for the rain to freeze! During this past December, I experienced such a morning. I leave every morning at 5:30am. One morning my windshield was covered with ice. I didn't know what to do. The windshield wipers were no good, so I tried to wait for the defroster to work. That took too long. I thought about using something like this...

...but figured that would be a little dangerous. Next I considered using a credit card or a spatula. No time. So I took of driving and eventually the ice began to melt and I made it to my destination safe and sound.

Later that day I put a comment on my Facebook 'wall' about the experience with ice I had had that morning. I received many comments from friends giving me suggestions about what to do next time. Later that evening, at a ladies dinner at my church, a friend (who read what I had written on Facebook) told me she had a gift for me. It looked something like this one...

Do you know what this is?

We had a good laugh about it. Later, I returned to my seat at the dinner. With a big smile on my face I showed the ladies at my table the gift I had just received. I held it up for all to see it. I expected them to laugh about it too. But their reactions surprised me. With puzzled looks they asked, "What is that?" I said, "It's an ice scraper!" One said, "Oh is that what one looks like?" I forgot that I was sitting with California natives, who had never even one!

Well, on Christmas morning, look at the gift I got from Daughter #2....Another ice scraper. But this was is fancy one! It's from Brookstone. I think my daughter gave it to me as kind of a gag gift, never thinking I would actually ever use it. Unless of course, I found ice on my windshield here in Yorba Linda again! But guess where I got to use it?

In Utah in January, when I got to visit my grandson! Here I am scraping the windshield. (Actually this picture was posed. My DH did the scraping for me while I waited in the car with the heater running! But he really did use my ice scraper!)

And this is my grandson with his mom, Daughter #1, in Utah in his new snowsuit. Poor little guy lives in the freezing snow. The snowsuit's a little big, but I'm sure he'll grow into it soon enough!

That's right, in Yorba Linda we don't have snow, but we do have rain (and ice)! Here's a cute little wallhanging I worked on a customer of mine. She did all the piecing and applique. I did the maching quilting.
She requested that I make the raindrops and umbrella really stand out. So I added a little extra batting. I call it "faux trapunto."
When she came to pick it up, she was very happy with it. I loved it too!


Now get back to work, Vivian!

7 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Grandbaby is adorable in his snowsuit!

Elizabeth said...

Love the quilt! Your quilting just really accents it beautifully! Guess what we got in Utah today? Snow! Good thing your grandson is all set with a snow suit!

Snickerdoodle said...

Beautiful quilting; beautiful baby!

微笑每一天 said...

Better say nothing than nothing to the purpose. ........................................

Material Mary said...

Welcome to Utah--the land of the FROZEN north. Cute little grandson!!
Mary

石潔 said...

thank for share, it is very important . ̄︿ ̄..................................................

A-pluss.com said...

Yes that ice is quite a nuisance in winter, I understand you so well