So, Sew, Sow, Snow Day

Stack of fresh pressed fat quarters and scraps.
Spring is just around the corner and I can hardly wait for the warm days, new flowers and fresh green plants and tree leaves. I really need to be sewing spring and summer clothes for me but it is snowing and I really don't want to sew summer clothes on a snowy day. I don't have to go anywhere and it would be a good day to sew a quilt. 

I am going to make a hexagon flower quilt top using a 5.25" finished hexagon so it should go pretty fast. The flower centers will be yellow and gold. The flower petals will be reds, blues and purples with small green 60 degree diamonds making the flower blocks into a big pieced hexagon. I have always loved the hexagon flower quilts. Yes, they can be a challenge to sew but I prefer that to the sashing in square box quilts. This one only needs 18 full blocks and a few partial blocks. 

So while it is snowing sideways out side, making it hard for cars to get up this little incline, I am going to sow the flower seeds for my next quilt and sew some copies of the flowers we will be seeing soon. 

It is snowing sideways out there and cars are slipping on this little hill. 

From Online Etymology Dictionary: 

so (adv.) Look up so at Dictionary.com
Old English swaswæ "in this way," from Proto-Germanic *swa (cf. Old Saxon, Middle Dutch, Old High German so, Old Norse sva, Danish saa, Swedish , Old Frisian sa, Dutch zo, German so "so," Gothic swa "as"), from PIE reflexive pronomial stem *s(w)o- (cf. Greek hos "as," Old Latin suad "so," Latin se "himself").
The adverb so at the beginning of a sentence ('So I'll pay for it!'), probably of Yiddish origin, occurs frequently in conversation. [M.Pei, "Story of English," 1952]
So? as a term of dismissal is attested from 1886 (short for is that so?); so what as an exclamation of indifference dates from 1934. So-so "mediocre" is from 1520s; so-and-so is from 1596 meaning "something unspecified;" first recorded 1897 as a euphemistic term of abuse.

sow (v.) Look up sow at Dictionary.com
Old English sawan "to scatter seed upon the ground or plant it in the earth" (class VII strong verb; past tense seow, pp. sawen), from Proto-Germanic *sæjanan (cf. Old Norse sa, Old Saxon saian, Middle Dutch sayen, Dutch zaaien, Old High German sawen, German säen, Gothic saian), from PIE root *se- (cf. Latin sero, past tense sevi, pp. satum "to sow;" Old Church Slavonic sejosejati; Lithuanian sejuseti "to sow"), source of semenseason (n.), seed, etc. Figurative sense was in Old English.

sew (v.) Look up sew at Dictionary.com
Old English siwian "to stitch," earlier siowian, from Proto-Germanic *siwjanan (cf. Old Norse syja, Swedish sy, Old High German siuwan, Gothic siujan "to sew"), from PIE root*syu- "to bind, sew" (cf. Sanskrit sivyati "sews," sutram "thread, string;" Greek hymen "thin skin, membrane," hymnos "song;" Latin suere "to sew, sew together;" Old Church Slavonic sijo "to sew," sivu "seam;" Lettish siuviusiuti "to sew," siuvikis "tailor;" Russian svec "tailor"). Related: SewedsewingSewing machine is attested from 1847.

sash (n.1) Look up sash at Dictionary.com
"strip of cloth," 1590s, "strip of cloth twisted into a turban," from Arabic shash "muslin cloth." Meaning "strip of cloth worn about the waist or over the shoulder" first recorded 1680s.

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