Sunday, November 26, 2006

Oh the weather outside is frightful....

I guess I can't escape the fact any longer that it is almost winter. We were greeted with a smattering of snow this morning when we got out of bed. There is still some kind of moisture coming down from the sky, but I can't really tell if it is tiny rain or snow. My thermometer says it is 34 degrees F (I think about 1 degree C) so it still could be a frozen rain. Good day to stay inside and stitch. Of course, we have church, then lunch, and I get the privilege of seeing my DD#1 and Granddaughter this afternoon too.

Lizzie just informed me it is rain. The snow is not melting though.

I spent most of our long holiday weekend in front of the television stitching. I had a hankering for good Christmas movies all weekend, but the television networks weren't cooperating until last night. I watched a couple of corny Santa family movies, but as I was stitching a Santa for a Christmas gift, it fit the bill just fine. Tomorrow is back to work.

Which reminds me, I still LOVE my new job. Did anyone see in the papers that a couple of airline attendants were fired for disclosing on their blogs which airline they worked for? Hmmm. I wonder if I should go back and delete some entries from last fall, just to be safe???

Santa is coming along nicely...hope to have him finished today.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

The table is set, the turkey is roasting in the oven, the salad is chilling in the frig, and when the rest of the family arrives we will celebrate all we are thankful for...

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Finished, this time with clean snow!!!

I finished up First Snow this evening, a couple days longer than I planned, but I am much more happy with the results. I picked out the yellow snow, and restitched it all in Anchor White #1. Much, much better!

We are in for another bad storm tonight, so they are telling us, with winds up to 60 mph. This has certainly been a November to remember weather wise! At least it is almost half over!

Amy has a new post on her blog...check it out!!! In the mean time here is a pix of Alana we took last week at one of her favorite activities, playing the piano!! I am having a hard time wrapping my mind around the fact that she will be a year old next Tuesday!!

Well, I am off to pull the threads for a couple Christmas gifts, have a great week everyone!

Friday, November 10, 2006

Yellow Snow

Sounds awful, doesn't it!!!
I had gotten to the snow portion of my First Snow stitching, and used the thread called for by the pattern. Ugh. The pattern calls for Weeks thread "Whitewash". But as you can see (I hope), it looks like a puppy used the tree for doing his duty, and the falling snow looks horrid. I will ripping out these stitches tonight and redoing them in DMC white white!!! You can see the spaces in the branches where the bird buttons will go. Except for the snow, I am very pleased with this piece.

I realized last night that Christmas is about 45 days away, and I had planned on doing some stitching (small pieces) for Christmas presents...ooops, guess I better get busy!!! I have pulled the designs out to inspire me to get going. I am going to do a couple of small Just Nan designs for family members...(Jolly Old Elf and Snow Faces, if you are so inclined to go look them up). I probably won't post pix as I am not sure who will be reading this blog!!! LOL!

I upgraded my blog to the new version of Blogger a few minutes ago, and it only took about 2 seconds to upload this picture. I hope that this means it will be much easier to use than the old version!!!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Wet, wild and windy

Well, we sure didn't decide to ease into winter this year. It has hit us hard and fast, with bitter cold temperatures last week for Halloween, and now the Pineapple Express is bearing down on us, but first we had over 2 inches of rain yesterday!!! The pineapple Express is a weather trough from the Hawaii area that hits about once a year here in the Pacific Northwest, and brings torrents of warm rain (meaning floods) and lots of high winds. A saturated ground before the high winds means the trees are easily uprooted, causing damage to houses and disrupting power. Oh Joy! Well, maybe we will get all the nasty weather done this week, and we will be done for the year. At least I can hope, right?

So, because of the torrential rain yesterday it was a good day to sit under the comforter with a good movie and stitch the afternoon away. I finished Fall into Autumn (horray! I finally have a finish!) and scanned it this time instead of using the camera. The colors are much more true to real life, last weeks post was much too blue. I found the darling leaf bead at Shipwreck Beads last year and thought it was the perfect finishing touch. Which reminds me, it's been along time since I've been out to the store! I need to do that soon!

I think I will work on another small this afternoon, to see if I can make some progress. I have been stitching a freebie by The Drawn Thread called First Snow off and on for about 6 weeks. I found some darling bird buttons at the needlework shop in Victoria, B.C. last summer when I was up visiting Thea that are going to be very sweet.

Wow, lots of links this post to keep y'all busy!!!