Thursday, January 20, 2011

How Much Snow Did You Get?

Yesterday we had our second major snowstorm of the year! The forecast was for 6-10" for our area. As it turned out, Kansas City was in the bullseye of the storm!

It started snowing around 1:00 yesterday afternoon and kept it up until late in the night. At times the flakes were big and fluffy and came down heavily. Around rush hour it was snowing so hard it was almost a white out!

We were lucky and were home safe and sound with no plans to get out in it.

Today the beauty of it is this, taken of our backyard from the sunporch:

But the reality is this:

My DH took several trips out to shovel our driveway. The sun was shining, but the temperature was in the teens most of the day. He measured and said we had around 6" of snow. Our street is still snow covered as you can see, but cars seem to be driving without problems.

Unfortunately, snow is in the forecast for tomorrow too!

How much snow did you get?

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Happy New Year + 1 Week!

Happy New Year 2011!

I hope everyone is having a great start to the new year. It's like a blank page, isn't it? So many possibilities for fun, learning and adventure, and stitching!

Although I should be looking forward right now, this post is going to deal with looking backward as I have some stitching projects to share.

I know I was lax in posting my Christmas stitching and I really thought after C-mas I would find the time, but now the new year is already a wk old.

Sooo, there's no time like the present, here we go!

This is the ornament that I stitched for my stitch group exchange. I did the finishing too, can you believe it??
The cording was a "bear" to stitch on, and I learned that if I did this more than once a yr it would be easier! I followed the finishing directions in the JCS ornie mags.
Oh, it's a Glory Bee design.

This is the ornie that I received! isn't it adorable! Mary stitched this and I LOVE the yarn trim! Such a clever idea! She said it wasn't hard to stitch it on, and I guess it would be forgiving since it's suppose to be "flirty" ! ( I just made that up!)

The next two are ones I stitched for our DDs for Christmas. The snowman is Sarah's. It's a Prairie Schooler.

The Gingerbread Tree is Jennifer's, and was designed by Little House. I really like this finish as it's simple, but cute too.

Last, but not least, is the ornie my friend Janet stitched for me! It's by Homespun Elegance. I LOVE the heart shape and she did a great job of finishing it! Thanks so much, Janet!

That's all for now, I do have a couple of laggers to finish and hope to be able to post them next time!

We are to FINALLY get a snow next week! Just seems like we are due for one and I think this one will be pretty major!

Wherever you live, in warm or cold temps right now, I hope you are enjoying this brand new year and making the most of it!

Thanks for sticking by me, Dear Readers, as I know my blogging has been sporatic in the past, but one of my goals for this year is to be a better and more frequent blogger!

Thanks also for the lovely comments I've received, I appreciate each and every one!

Till next time! :-)