Monday, December 27, 2010

Wind, Go Away!

We got a total of 14 inches of snow! I loved every minute of it but the wind is making me mad! I plan on finally going shopping tomorrow but I don't think that will happen because of the wind making snow drifts. I live on an island and we have a bridge to get off and then immediatly after the bridge there is a base called NASA which has a huge fenced in field that you have to drive around (about 3 miles) Well when the wind blows across that field it creates massive snow drifts on the road. Today we were told that there was a drift that was 15 foot high. Anyway they closed the road and everything. Now it is back open but I am worried it is going to happen all over again tomorrow. Then I will be stuck in the house again because I am definatly not risking geting stuck in the snow.
I will stop rambling now... I have got some stitching done over the last couple of days. Here is Bent Creeks, Christmas Mantle.
This is Here We Go A Haunting by Shepherd's Bush.I'm going to stitch some more and watch House Hunters (I love that show).
Stay warm (like belle, below)and don't drive if you live on the east coast!


Sunday, December 26, 2010

Winter Weather update

Just a quick update.
This picture was taken about a half hour ago.

(FYI the weather online said we have an estimated 3.5 inches, maybe I should send them this picture.)
It is still snowing and blowing! It is supposed to stop tomorrow. This is insane. In Feb. it snowed alot and before that we haven't seen that much snow in a long time. I don't know what has happened but I love it. I really enjoy snow and I'm excited that we are actually getting some since we haven't seen much in years.

Off to eat, stitch, and watch football. I'm pretty sure I will be doing those three things repeatedly for the rest of the day. :)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

(Bad) Picture Happy

Here is a picture, a not very good one, but this is how much snow we have got so far.

It started snowing around 4 ish and hasn't stopped yet. The weather lady said it isn't supposed to stop until Monday afternoon! I won't be able to leave the house for a week! She said 10-15 inches. Just yesterday she said, "I have good news, it looks like we will just get a few flurries." Well I would like to know what happened overnight! Santa Clause must have told the weather lady that it wasn't nice to tell fibs so she decided to tell the whole east coast that they were in deep doodoo (aka snow) haha. I was supposed to go shopping tomorrow but I guess that will have to be postponed, more stitching will get done. Win win situation. :)
On a stitchy front I have made some progress on Bent Creek's Christmas Mantle but I will show that tomorrow. Today I decided to work on Shepherd's Bush, Blue Snowman. I recieved it for Christmas, Thank You SOOOO much! I don't have much done but a little to share. The fabric is a beautiful dark blue the picture doesn't do it any justice.

I'm going to eat a snack and go to bed, maybe read some of my book. Hopefully I will get up early. Maybe I will open my closed in porch up tomorrow to get some heat in there and cross stitch and watch the snow.

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, stay safe and dry!


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Free at last!

Today was my last day of teaching and we only had a half day! Now I am so happy that I have absolutly nothing to do! I must stitch!
Last night I worked a little bit on Bent Creek Christmas Mantle.

Tonight I have only managed to accomplish wrapping about 6 presents. I'm not doing very well, but the night is not over. I must go stitch now.
Edited: 12/23 I realized that I posted the wrong picture, silly me. I fixed it.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy

Today I started step 2 of Drawn Thread's ABC Sampler. I didn't get enough done to make it picture worthy so I will hopefully work on it tomorrow after work. That is if we have school. There is only a little bit of snow left but where it was melting the roads were wet and now there are spots of black ice. I know this sounds minor but last Tuesday they cancelled school when there wasn't even snow because of the frost, it made black ice. Cancelled!! That is insane we are going to be going to school til the end of June if this keeps up. I will say though this is a much needed break for me because I have been getting so stressed out and defeated. So all I have left is 2 full days and a half day before Christmas break. Excited. I'm going to get so much stitching done.
Anyway I am watching the Survivor Finale and going to stitch, I know Terri must be watching it to. I'm not sure who I want to win but right now Fabio has won immunity and going to be in the final 3 look out! 3 challenges in a row!
Off I go,

Friday, December 17, 2010


I wanted to show everyone what I have done on my scarf that I have started. This is the first time I have knit anything. Thanks again to Jennifer who taught me. This yarn is grey and black.

It is so soft, I'm really excited about it. I'm off to stitch for a bit, I just got off of work and I think I will work on Bent Creek, Christmas Mantle while I watch Survivor (DVR'd it).


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Snow Day!

Today I had off because it was a SNOW DAY! Yahhhh. I am almost 99.9% sure it will be a snow day tomorrow too. This is the first time in years that it has actually snowed and amounted to something before Christmas. Maybe we will have a white Christams, fingers crossed. :) Here are some pictures.
Unfortunatly my boyfriends restaurant was open tonight and I had to work but at least I had the day off to do some stitching. I went to lunch and then worked on Bent Creek, The Christmas Mantle. I made a little progress but hopefully I will get some more stitching done tomorrow (if its a snow day) before I have to work at the restaurant at night.

Stay warm and dry!


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I'm Back!

Did everyone think I wasn't coming back? Well I think I am starting to understand how to juggle teaching and life.

Anyway... Last night was Stitch and Bitch's anual Christmas dinner/party. Me and my mom stitched Shepherd's Bush, Holly Night for Sally. My Secret Santa was Pat and I was her secret Santa! I made her 4 praire schooler strawberry christmas ornament. She made me a scarf I don't know the correct name for it, it is connected, cow neck? It is knitted and is a basket weave. It is absolutely beautiful! Here is the picture...
I know everyone is wondering if I have been stitching since my last post, we won't talk about how long ago that was, but I have! I don't have a picture of Holly Night by Shepherd's Bush. :( I think Sally might have it on her blog (salty yarns) in a few days. I have been working on Bent Creek, The Christmas Mantle.
I also have been working on Shepherd's Bush, Here We Go A Haunting.
In October I went to Salty Yarns annual Jamboree, I also have worked on some class pieces but haven't got any of them done yet.

Also, Jennifer taught me how to knit! I am so excited about that. Next post I will post a picture of what I have done on the scarf that I am working on.
Thank you to all of the people who ask about my blog!