As you can see, we got LOTS more snow. About 12 inches. I couldn't open the deck door because the snow was too high! From my last post, you all know how much I love winter well look what I got for verbalizing that. We are expected to get a couple more inches on Friday and couple more on Saturday. I have given up on clearing a path for the dogs and trying to walk them. Daisy's exercise is now following me up and down the stairs until shes pooped. She looks at me like what are you doing?? But, being that she is loyal she follows me every time. The following shots are from the back yard. First one was last week, a beautiful sunset with pretty pinks and oranges. The Pine grove we pass on our daily walks. And the last is a picture from this morning after the storm passed we ended up with a bright sunny day.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
On a positive note, I finished a sampler for my friend Marie. It is by Cross Eyed Cricket called Sea to Shining Sea, stitched on 32 count with DMC. I only took a picture of it as a WIP and then forgot to take a picture of the finish. I left the alphabet off because I felt it took away from this lovely seaside design.
As many of you know, we have been getting our fair share of snow and cold. We had more snow this morning and another storm is expected for tomorrow afternoon into Thursday. I only see it fitting to list the reasons why I don't like winter so here it goes!
1. I am constantly cold. My hands are frozen to the point that they ache.
2. Muddy boots!
4. Mittens, Mittens, everywhere never can we find a pair!
5. Extra clothing == Extra laundry don't know if I will ever catch up
6. Where's my snow brush??
7. Can't take the dogs for much needed walks and boy could they use a long one
8. Cabin Fever!
9. Having to warm up the car 20 minutes before going anywhere. My car radio wouldn't work yesterday because of the cold.
10. Not enough daylight hours. What's a girl with Vit D deficiency to do???
Thanks for letting me vent! I can only hope that Spring will be here soon. I miss the singing birds and sunny days. Thanks for all of your comments. They really lift my spirits. I hope everyone is getting lots of stitching time in. Happy Stitching!!!
Thursday, January 13, 2011
As many of you know, the east coast was hammered by a Nor'easter yesterday. My favorite thing to do on a snowy day is stitch in front of the fire. Unfortunately, we had sooooo much heavy snow (more like cement) we lost power for about 8 hours. Without my trusty OTT lite there would be no stitching. I decided to help the boys shovel the driveway and back deck so I could get the dogs out. We probably got about 8 inches of snow, not that bad considering some people got up to 24 inches but it was heavy and back breaking. It blue skies today and the sun is doing it's best to melt the snow but I think it will be around for quite a while.
The Thistle project takes lots of concentration and it isn't something I can work on at my Wednesday stitching group so I started another project by Plum Street titled Dust of Snow. I made pretty good progress but since I only work on it Wednesdays for a couple of hours it most likely won't be done before winter is gone. Here's hoping.
I am leaving you with a picture of what the dogs do while mom and the boys are out shoveling. Can Daisy stretch any further??? Well at least the 2 of them were warm and toasty.
Thanks for taking the time to read what is happening in our neck of the woods. Happy Stitching!
Thursday, January 6, 2011
I was nominated for this award by Gracie at Needles, Pin and Dragonflies. Thanks Gracie! I am honored to have you follow what's happening in my corner of the stitchy world. Now I must pass on to you some blogs that I enjoy following and tell you 7 things you may not know about me.
There are over 400 blogs in my reader. So to narrow it down is difficult so I will list a couple for you that you may enjoy visiting Confessions of a Serial Starter, At Willow Tree Pond, Garden Grumbles and Cross Stitch Fumbles,Gr8dames Place,One Stitch at a Time,Seaside Stitcher,With Needle and Thread
And now, 7 things about me.
1. I love pizza
2. I learned to stitch embroidery on dish clothes and pillow cases from my grandmother
3. I am a pharmacist
4. I have been stitching since age 7
5. I am terrified of "empty nest" even though my kids are young
6. I enjoy walking on the beach scouring for sea glass and shells
7. Love to take my stitching outside
Thank you for reading and leaving such lovely comments. Happy Stitching!
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
I have finally finished the stitching part of Blackbird Designs Peacock Pinkeep. This was a SAL with my good friend Carol and she finished hers the same month we started but has been patiently waiting to finish it until I had my stitching done. Yippee!! Happy Dance Carol! I finished the stitching. My motivation was a new SAL.
|BBD Peacock Pinkeep|
Crescent Colours Blue Lagoon, Collard Greens and Icing
|Thistle Lavender Bag and Accessories |
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