Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!

I live in north Alabama and we don't get snow often.  A few threats here and there that usually don't materialize.  The first year we lived here (2010), we had four snowfalls.  One was actually a lot of snow and was very pretty.
We were predicted to get snow a couple of weeks ago and nothing happened.  The prediction this week was for snow last night and it did!  We have a couple of inches where we live and it is so pretty.  I know...a couple of inches is nothing to some of you, but to us, well, we will take it.  We are predicted to get more snow Wednesday night and into Thursday. 
Here are a few pictures of our current snowfall.

The first two photos were made very early this morning before it was completely daylight.  the other was taken an hour or so later.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Another Project

A good many years ago, I inherited a lot of cross stitch items (books, fabric, thread, etc.) in a divorce situation.  One of the items was a partially started Christmas placemat, but no chart to go with it.  I did finally, with the help of some other cross stitchers, locate the chart.  My plan all along was to finish the placemats and give them back to the person that gave me all the stash.  I had worked a little on it, but it is full of confetti stitches.  I hate confetti stitches.  I pulled it back out this weekend and made a major dent in what was left to do.  I still have just a little to add and it will be ready for the backstitching.  Then, there will only be three more to do!