Friday, December 21, 2007

Merry Christmas!

May the season of Peace Himself bless you with peace!!!

Even in the scurrying and hurrying of trying to get everything ready to bless my family on this day of celebration, I am thinking of all of you and wishing you peace!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Where has the time gone?

Eeeppps! Has it really been so long since I last posted? Where has the time gone? Much has happened in the last 2 1/2 weeks...a severe winter storm left my part of the State paralyzed for over a week, with record breaking rains and flooding. The interstate freeway was closed completely by flood water for several days, causing millions of dollars in damage to the local economy, as goods could not be transported except by a 6 hour detour over the mountains. In this picture, the mileage sign is next to to the freeway, which runs UNDER the bridge!!! The water was 10 feet deep in places! Thankfully the water has receeded now and the freeway is again open.

This last Saturday my sister got married, so we traveled up to Lynnwood (about 1.5 hours North of our town) for the wedding. It was a very nice wedding, and we had a good time. Congratulations Karen and Aaron! Their wedding cake was so pretty, decorated with snowflakes!!!

I had to replace my two year old digital camera this month also, but I got a much better one for about the same price I would have had to spend to repair the old one. It has all kinds of wonderful settings and has 8.3 takes great pictures. One of the built in settings is for fireworks, and on our drive home from the wedding I was taking pictures of the lights on this setting....I was so excited by the pictures I was getting. It was incredible fun, and Lizzie and I spent alot of time taking pictures until the battery died. Here are a couple of the best shots.

I haven't done much of any stitching lately. Life has not been conducive to sitting down and relaxing, but I have been working on a "learning" piece for myself off and on. It is a new technique that I have never tried before...padded roll, cut thread, needle weaving...sort of like hardanger, but a little more "intense". The design is by Elegant Needle Designs, I don't have alot to show for it right now, but here is a picture of what I do have done.
We had some snow yesterday...about an inch maybe. It was pretty for a while, but it melted off by evening. I turned on my two favorite Christmas movies yesterday afternoon and decorated our Christmas tree and put a few decorations out. It looks more festive around here now. I'll post a picture of the tree another day.