Friday, February 8, 2013

Weather and then the News

To all my friends and stitching buddies in the US northeast -- enjoy your forced hermit stitching weekend! I hope no one experiences any power outages because it works havoc on Ott lights. On a more serious side - I hope to hear that all of you are safe and warm during the storm. Take care - I'll be sending prayers for your safety.

Truthfully, I kinda wish I were in your shoes. I love BIG snows. Now those blizzard winds are another thing. I haven't seen a large snow since 1987 when we had 20" overnight. I was 10 when the blizzard of 1978 came through. Oh the stories I have heard about that one.

Heard on HLN that some of the ski resorts in Maine had guests already in place to enjoy the fresh powder. Told my son this and his comment was, "Genius!" I have to agree - where else do they know how to move massive amounts of snow and are more prepared for weather than a ski resort. Good thinking!

Had to meet my goal of finishing project number 10 before posting. But, there is something else I would like to show you before I put up those pictures.

I got some mail this week! And look what Dawn sent to me!

Project Bag
Hehe, my name! 
The goodies inside!
Dawn and I have been talking about the sewing machine her mother had given her and how many embroidery patterns it had. She sent me pictures where she practiced her name - so impressive. Then she makes a comment on the blog, "Oh, I sent you something today." What? You just drop that little bomb on me and make me wait?? So unfair!

And I'm thinking, "Ok, is she sending me another pattern?" Ha, that was only half of it! This bag makes me giggle - the fabric is joyful. I honestly can not think of another word for it. Joyful! And to know she practiced my name too -- aaahhh! Then to see that it was lined in blue. Have I told everyone my favorite color is blue? Must have or she really pays attention! And if you look closely she has made counting pins for me too! In blue! Ha - she knows I like matchy matchy. Then she sent me a little snowman pattern -- hehe, gotta love another snowman. Have I mentioned the fact on this blog that I like snowmen?? Hmm, someone has been paying attention or I have mentioned it one too many times.

Dawn, thank you so very much for my gifts. Your timing was perfect as I was completely under the weather with this nasty sinus infection that will not let go. You brightened my day and with the emails we've been sharing - I know I now have another life long stitching friend! We have GOT to arrange a road trip to Columbus. And I know there are a couple of other women who live in the Columbus area that could help us spend our money!

I mentioned earlier that I just finished my 10th item this year. Well, it's part of my Snow Guys/Belles SAL and I don't want to show it quiet yet so how about a sneak peek?

Snow Friends
by Lizzie Kate
Milk Chocolate PTP
DMC floss
But, did I ever show finish number 9?

Where's the Party?
by Lizzie Kate
Some linen that I since forgotten the name
DMC floss
Speaking of that SAL - we have a new member! Sierra from Patchwork Stitches has joined us in our endeavor. She had all the L*K patterns and wondered if there were any patterns out on the web to combine them all...somehow she found us. So, welcome aboard Sierra! She also mentioned a message board that may want to join too. Woohoo - more people playing in snow. And to anyone else -- we are only into this SAL a few months. If you would like to join we are not too far ahead -- there's still time to join us! Just let me know and I'll add your name to our list!

I think I may go get a head start on March's pattern for the SAL. I won't finish it but it is a big one. I need a head start. Then I think I'll head over to another Santa. Must get some Christmasy fabric for the finish before Jo-Ann's removes it all from the store.

Tomorrow we are celebrating my sister's 29th birthday - her actual birthday was Wednesday. Told her to enjoy this year -- her last in her 20's. Oh, to be 29 again. I was about 100 pounds lighter than I am now. Ack, to admit that. MUST START DIET AGAIN!

Well, the grayness of today is depressing me - time to get under the Ott light!
Take care and have a wonderful weekend.


Ranae said...

I love a good snow too
Super nice project bag from Dawn
Wow! 10 finishes this year already, you rock

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

HEY, you want snow,,,get those darn papers filled out and get your butt up here and then we can talk about likeing snowmen. I know where there are a few with your name on them.........give or take 500. anyways up go the plows AGAIN
Cheers to keeping warm and to Mother Nature for a good ole dumping of PWS

LoriU said...

OMG I SWEAR we are twins separated at birth! I also LOVE snowmen. And I LOVE that project bag! The fabric is so great!!!

Kaisievic said...

You are doing so well with all of your stitching - have fun under your OTT light.
hugs, Kaye

gracie said...

Oh my... I remember the Blizzard of 78! What would we do without our Ott lights.

Linda said...

Wow Denise. Congrats on finsih #10. Are you trying to make me look bad or what. lol Love the snowman and the Lizzie Kate. I gotta work on those.


Catherine said...

Great post! Ah yes, '78!! I remember! We had more rain than snow from Nemo ~ the wind we are experiencing now is brutal!
Dawn is amazing ~ she and I have been connecting as well thanks to an exchange we took part in. We actually attneded the same university ~ wish I had met her back then as we were both stitching then!
Cute finishes!

Natasha said...

I only miss a good snow storm if I do not have to be out in it and am hunkered down with provisions :) My Mother was one of the lucky ladies who gave birth to a baby, ME, in the 1978 Blizzard. She had a heck of a time getting to the hospital. first the car broke down, then the Ambulance got stuck finally the fire dept, came and took her to the hospital only after she told them that she had to put on some eye makeup LOL. I am glad that I was able to give her an unforgetable birth HEHE...

That project bag is darling and did you say 10th finish?? You Go Girl!! I have sadly only cranked out one so far this year.

Hopefully the sun shines for you today and brightens up your day. Take Care!

Melinda said...

Love your New Bag - what a great gift.

Welcome Sierra - I can't believe you have finished already our next installment - you are my hero!!!