Merry Christmas Angels


Clutch and I drove to Grand Rapids last Tuesday night during a lovely Winter Storm Warning. The plan had been to leave Traverse City by 2 PM but my final day at the store and closing the cottage took longer than I anticipated. I made my last trip up the hill around 8 PM with Clutch wrapped in a blanket and the flashlight in hand to light our way.
Our usual 2 hour trip (they tell me I drive too fast) took over 4 hours. The snow started falling as we turned on US 131 near Cadillac and got worse the farther south we went. I'm used to this ride and sometimes think I could drive it in my sleep but driving in a blizzard is another thing. No street lights, no visible lines along the edge of the highway or between lanes. We followed the evenly spaced reflectors along the side of the highway and traveled at a reasonable speed for being on the freeway in a snowstorm. It wasn't fast enough for the semi trucks traveling the same route and I cringed each time one passed the group of cars I was traveling with. It caused an instant whiteout and you simply couldn't see a thing. More than once my guardian angel had her hand on the wheel keeping us safe. I'm sure glad I wasn't driving faster than she could fly!

These little angels are a favorite among the ornaments I've made for our Christmas tree. They would be just as cute hanging on a little hook all year long reminding us that angels are all around us lending a hand or taking a stitch for us just when we need it most.

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4 Responses to “Merry Christmas Angels”

  1. Sandy December 25, 2008 at 6:09 pm #

    Thanks for the pattern Guardian Angels. I think I will try to make some for next year. Hope you had a very Merry Christmas

    Thanks again

  2. Karen December 26, 2008 at 6:50 am #

    Very cute Guardian Angels. Looking forward to making them. I used to live in Michigan and now Australia. Happy to hear you arrived safe and sound. I have also driven through those sort of storms. Thanks for all your work through out the year on the quilts! Looking forward to the next year. Happy Holidays!

  3. Gigi in Bentonville December 27, 2008 at 4:44 pm #

    Merry Christmas Gayle!
    Thank you so much for the sweet sunbonnet angels, and for all the wonderful patterns you have shared with us this year!!!

  4. idealsgirls April 3, 2009 at 4:19 am #

    thanks for letting me view your guest book and giving me all the information

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