The first blooms in my garden – Lungwort or Pulmonaria. We went from 60 degrees on Thursday to 37 degrees with spitting snow yesterday. One of the airports in Chicago reported measurable snow last night. Of course it was only a couple tenths of an inch, nothing like some of the northern states got. It was really cold and very windy so I took this photo from my kitchen window with the zoom lens.
I didn’t get any sewing done yesterday but I did finish one of the 4 dishcloths that I am knitting. I wasn’t sure I would like the striped yarn on the diagonal but it looks OK. I flipped the 5′ x 8′ area rugs a few times to finish drying them in the basement. After hearing about all of the standing water in other basements I know how lucky I was to only have big puddles in my basement. In the 40 years I have lived here I have never had more than trickling in rainwater along some of the walls if we had 6″ or more of rain in a 2 day period. This time the window wells filled and leaked in. It would have been worse if my area rugs hadn’t acted like wicks and absorbed a lot of the water. I only had 3 cardboard boxes down there and everything else was in plastic bins so the fabric was safe. Today I’m hoping to sew.