Monday, April 16, 2018

Weekend adventure

On Thursday, Grandma Cindy and Grandma Diane headed to Minnesota for granddaughter Ella's Grandparents' Day. We had a wonderful time, despite the threat of a winter snowstorm. That's right, a winter snowstorm in the middle of April.

Ella loved her new sewing machine and got straight to work. She wants to make a quilt!

Lily received a Zentangle kit. She's very artistic, and this is her very first Zentangle!

Being the generous girl she is, Lily let her mom try Zentangle as well. Maybe Andrea should have her own kit. This is her third or fourth design!

Grandparents' Day was on Friday, and Cindy and I briefly considered leaving right after Ella's program or even Saturday morning. We decided to take our chances and stay. The snow hit hard on Saturday, and this was the view outside Andrea's front door at about 3:30 in the afternoon.

Our original plan was to leave Sunday morning, but road conditions were not good so we stayed until this morning. We were glad we did. As we were driving home through Wisconsin, we saw at least six semis and four cars in the ditch. Luckily, today the roads were clear and we had a fairly easy ride home.

Being snowed in has its advantages.

While Ella sewed, Lily and Andrea Zentangled, and Cindy read, I tatted!

The weekend was an adventure, and I would do it all over again!


  1. 3 generations of artistry and creativity!

  2. Wow! Sounds like an adventure for sure. Looks like lots of creativity flowing this weekend!!! :)

  3. Good thing for Grandparents' Day that the snow fell after you got there! We're getting rain, which is also unusual for this time of the year. The seasons seem a bit laggard this year.

  4. Glad you had a wonderful time & safe travels there-n-back. Aww, enjoyed the photos. P.S. Zentangle is a lot of fun

  5. We don't have grandparents day, sounds like you had a great time and memories of a weekend snowed in . I see a lot of zentangles something I would love to try. Beautiful ice drops

  6. That was a crazy blizzard - I can’t believe you braved it! I now know how to run the snowblower quite well. Great zentangle art for that budding artist 😊 Being snowed in was great for tatting/reading/sewing time here too!


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