Friday, February 26, 2010

What happened last weekend

Well, I went to March's and we had our Stitch and Bitch. Breakfast first then on to the stitching. We have our own little mini-SAL working on Home of a Needleworker Too. Here is my picture of how far along I am.

Then we went to lunch. When we got back we started stitching on our own projects. I pulled out BRD's Peppermint Twist. I only stitch on this once a month during the S&B. One of these days I will finish it. I did the two rows of red, the stars between them and started the reindeer before we called it a day.

Finally, it's time to rotate my HAED piece. This is how far I got on the Astronomer for the month.

I'm about a third of the way through page 2. Next up is Fantasies of the Seas.

Oh, now my horror story from last night. I was sitting on the couch and about 8 pm there was this loud boom and our lights went out. I just figured it was due to the 50 - 70 mph winds. Changed my mind when all the firetrucks, ambulance, and police came roaring down the street. Turns out some idiot took the turn too fast on the side street and slammed into a telephone pole. Knocked it completely down and across the road. Now, the speed limit is 25 mph. He had to really be flying to knock down the whole pole. Took out the power for half a block, including us. We piled the blankets on and went to bed about 10 pm. Woke up at 7 am to a freezing house. No heat, no hot water, no electricity. DH washed his hair in cold water and went to work. I said the heck with that. I waited until 9 and went over to the Hair Cuttery and had them wash and dry my hair, then I want on to work. Came home at 2 in the afternoon and we had our electric back. You don't realize how much you miss it until it's gone.

Well, that's it for now. Have a good weekend stitching.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

I have been stitching

To prove it, here is the latest on the Astronomer. I finished the second column and started on the third. I might get half of page 2 done by the end of the month before I rotate.

Now on to the stash! I picked up the LizziKate Cat Lessons at the LNS, but everything else I got through ABC Stitch. I also got them all on sale. Not too shabby.

And last, but not least, I got my new scissors from Yuko in Japan. Aren't the lovely?

Okay, just waiting for March to pick me up, then off to breakfast and then our monthly Stitch and Bitch.

Have a good weekend stitching.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Crappy couple days

What I thought was the bronchitis coming back was something worse. I came home from work yesterday with a temp of 101.3. I felt really crappy. So no stitching last night. No anything.

On the upside I did receive my LizzieKate exchange from Cindy Mae. It is a cute little pillow. I really need to learn how to sew.

Stay warm everyone and happy stitching.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snow and Confetti

Here is the snow. We got about another 8 inches on top of the 24 that was already there. That's our neighbor shoveling across the street.

Here you can see the snow mound in front of my Jeep. The winds are gusting to over 30 mph. It was like 5 degrees today.
And now to the stitching. I rotated to The Astronomer this month and started page 2. With the exception of the dark blue/black the rest is all confetti. I can't wait to get to some of that boring blocks of color :-)What else to do on a cold and snowy day. My manager arranged for us to all work from home today, so I was able to finish the payroll for D.C. and Southern Virgina. I have to print time sheets out when I can get back into the office, but other than that I am done. I really doubt I am going in tomorrow. The bronchitis cough I had during the holidays has returned. Between that, the weather, and the road conditions I am not too motivated to go in.

Well, I have to go get dinner started. Everyone stay warm.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Here are some pictures of what it looked like this morning after the big snow.

That's a six foot fence. Gives you an idea of how much snow we got.

The view across our front yard to the neighbors.

Our front walk and the back of my Jeep. Now as luck would have it, one of the guys next door was out when I was trying to shovel around the driver's side. Our next door neighbor has a landscaping business and half a dozen guys working for him. I asked how much and if they could shovel out our driveway. He came back with $80. I said okay. So three of them started right away and after they had most of it done, they did the front, where the snowplows pile it up, with the truck with the plow on front. Voila! They had the whole thing done in about thirty minutes. It would have taken Sam and I all day. I paid them $100 because it was well worth it. Heck, if they had said $200 I would have paid it. DH is asthmatic and it's hard for him to do a lot outside in the cold. It's definitely nice to have these guys next door.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Another LHN Finish

I finished He's a Flake last night during our snow storm. I thought that was appropriate. This is third in the series. I used the recommeded Weeks Dye Works fabric. I chose to use all DMCs. There was the option of using CC for the tree, but I decided to go with what I had.

We are under blizzard conditions so I'll have plenty of time to stitch today. I need to rotate my HAED to The Astronomer, so I'll probably work on that today.

I always get the urge to bake when it snows, but I don't have any stick butter. I do have about half a small tub of margarine. I'll have to peruse the recipes and see what I can come up with. There is just something about a cold, snowy winter day that screams "Bake" at me.

Everyone stay warm and have a happy stitching weekend.