07 February 2010

Snow bound

Hopefully, I can post some of the pictures I took really soon, but I thought it was more important to post photos of what I've been working on during our epic snowstorm. Maryland is a beautiful place to live 11 months out of the year; February gets a little rough. Between 11:30 Friday and 4PM yesterday, we got the most snowfall ever in this area. 21 to 26 inches in our yard, up to 32 inches elsewhere. There have been 3 storms this week, they're calling for another on Tuesday, maybe one this weekend. One of the agents I was working with was complaining they've had three snow storms since Christmas where she is. I told her we had three storms in a week, and I did the Plunge in one of them. That kind of quieted her down. Fortunately, the sun is shining, my car is almost dug out--the dogs were helping me and I had to shoo Shocka out of it, and yell at both of them for eating snow--and we have a truck that will get us out if we need to go anywhere, and Spring is here in 6 weeks.

OK, to let you know that I have been stitching, I have photos.

Fa La La, by Plum Pudding Needlearts, off their website. I think he's very cute, and a pretty finish. I am glad I managed to accomplish reversing my stitching like I did. It was an effort, and not sure how much I'll be doing that in the future. Me old brain just don't like being messed with anymore. DF made coffee this morning, so I'll be dyeing the backing fabric with it.

And my efforts on Sheepish Designs' Betsy. I think I am making awesome progress on this. It's a fun stitch, and not giving me a lot of hassle. Though I do have to say, I won't be really happy til I have the two sides of the tree joined from top to bottom. When I start and come together like that, it always makes me a bit antsy. I'm using DMC on 28 count buttermilk Jobelan, which is a really pretty fabric and nice to work on. The chart is OOP, but I did see that Em-li's had it listed on her site. Worth a shot if you like the chart, and a lot cheaper than E-bay.

Going to run for now. Not much happens when we're snowbound. We're planning on taking it easy with some chili tonight and watching the Superbowl. I'm torn. I wish the Saints would win, but I also like Hank Baskett of the Colts, so it's hard to choose. I guess I'll just enjoy the ads.


riona said...

I have been thinking about you as I read about all the snow ... our friend Rich [from Deal, Md.] said he had 36" ... his house is right on the bay [it used to be a restaurant] ... so I am guessing winds coming off the bay caused the snow to drift a little higher in his area than in yours.
Fa-La-La looks very sweet. And I got a kick out of your comment on my blog about having the same Homespun Elegance Wooly Tyme project somewhere in your stash. I have a few "I know they're in here somewhere" projects as well that I am always hoping to find. The main one being a CD-rom I purchased from The Silver Needle with a charted village made up of buildings charted by all the designers at one of the Nashville Markets ... it was from the late 90s, I think ... can't find the durn thing anywhere ... and I just know I put it away very carefully.

Annie said...

Very nice stitching. Great to do on a snowy week-end and right this second during the Super Bowl.

Would you believe I even had 8" of snow on my car and I park inside a garage? It has cinder block walls about half-way up and the winds just blew all that snow in on my car!

Vicky said...

Take care in the weather Rachel and love your work.

Natasha said...

Ohhh boy I look forward to seeing all of that snow you have gotten. Chili is the perfect cold weather dish.

Your BESTY looks great, I have been on the hunt for this design for some time I just think her and the littel sheep are so sweet.. I am cheering for the Saints, I really just watch the game for the commercials anyway LOL

Stay warm there in all that snow..

Pumpkin said...

Oh, he's so cute!

Betsy is really coming along nicely :o) I tried to find Em-li's Blog and couldn't :o(

Siobhan said...

Lovely stitching! Hunker down and stay warm!

Meari said...

Very cute stitching!

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls