Saturday, December 11, 2010

It's Still Snowing...

What a dreadful day for anyone that needed to travel outside! We've received 20 inches of snow! No choice but to stay home today - my kitchen, dining room, and living room are clean and in a little bit I am going to plant myself in my stitching chair and will stay there for the rest of the evening.

Here are some more photos of our front yard. If you look at the driveway across the street, you will note that our neighbor's car is practically buried!



And then this shot from the front door - the snow is blowing so much I can't get a clear photo!


But inside it is nice and cozy. DD and I will be settling in to watch The Santa Claus trilogy of movies...



Dining room is clean too...


For supper, nothing tastes better on a cold day than bread dumplings (like my grandmother used to make) and beef stew with carrots!


Finally, let me leave you with this sweet gift that arrived in the mail from Jill yesterday. It's a stitched bobbin holder for a ball of perle cotton! One side says A, B, C - the other side says 1, 2, 3. The 3rd and 4th sides have these cute coordinating buttons. Jill put a lot of work into this and I am lucky to have received it from her. Thanks Jill!





Well -- off to the stitching chair. Wherever you are - stay warm!

21 comments:

Meadows08 said...

Sometimes it's nice to be snowed in with nothing to do but snuggle and watch movies! I love your stitchy gift. That's a finish I've never seen before.

Daffycat said...

Goodness, look at all that snow!

A LOVELY piece from Jill ~ what a treasure!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Jill sent you a wonderful gift. Enjoy your evening of stitching.

Karen said...

Goodness..I would love to have some snow but definitely not that much!

Love your stitching gift too...very cute.

happy stitching....

Margaret said...

Have a great time enjoying being all cozy inside! What a lot of snow! Love the present from Jill!

Diana said...

Wow! that's a lot of snow! Luckily we have gotten mainly rain so far.
Pretty gift!

pj said...

Wow, alot of new snow for your area! Time to sit and stitch! Look outside and stay inside I guess. ha! It is pretty! We are to get some tonite too but hope not 20" .... it has been about 30-40 degrees here...it goes up and down. pam

Kathy A. said...

Oh wow girl! I hope it has finally stopped snowing!!!
At least it gives you some stitching time.
What a lovely gift that Jill sent you. She certainly did put a lot of thought and effort into it.

rebecca said...

very cute thread holder. I have the pattern for this but haven't made it yet and have never seen one made up.
Thanks for the inspiration to get mine done.

Kaaren said...

The snow looks beautiful, Cathy...from this side of my computer screen. *wink*

One thing about weather like that...it sure is conducive to hunkering down with some kind of stitching project.

Bekca said...

What a lovely gift from Jill, it's so creative. Gosh, that is a lot of snow, we've never had that much where I live. Enjoy your cosy stitching time :)

staci said...

Brrr...stay warm!

Love the thread holder Jill made you, the colors are so sweet :) I've got a pattern for that somewhere...

Lynn said...

It looks lovely and cozy at your place. I fought my way in to work through an ice storm today. We're expecting freezing rain all day followed by snow tonight. I'm dreading the drive home later.
Enjoy your stitching time!

PS Love Jill's gift... really unique!

Robin-Samplerbird said...

Looks warm and cozy at your house! The pictures you took of the outside weather could have been taken in Michigan today...it's all snowy and blowy. Lovely gift! Enjoy your stitching time!

Lelia said...

20"? Oh GF, take care. Lots of snow in your area.

Jill, nice job on the perle cotton wagon!

Lois said...

What a lovely gift. Glad you could stayed inside and keep warm! What a lot of snow!!

Gladys Creativa said...

Is really sweet!

Siobhan said...

What a wonderful gift from Jill! The weather is a perfect excuse to hunker down and stitch--not that you NEED an excuse... ;) Stay warm!

WendyJo said...

Lovely gift from Jill.

I love the snow...but oh my Cathy...Wow! Hope you got some wonderful stitching time in and some wonderful time spent with your daughter.

max said...

Cathy your pictures speak for themselves! It's a gorgeous winter wonderland!

I've also enjoyed looking at your beautiful handcrafted ornaments. We enjoyed hanging yours on the tree again this year. :D

Wishing you lots of bright cheer during these snowy days!

averyclaire.org said...

Wow...I guess Minnesota is the place to be if one likes snow. I do love the snow and don't mind our Chicago winters. But you sure have a LOT of snow. Merry Christmas...hope it's blessed!