The Blizzard of 2013, that is. :)
We ended up getting 2 feet of snow in this part of CT, more in the drifts. Came down at the rate of 6 inches at one point, which was.............interesting. But the power held and we, along with our neighbors, didn't seem to suffer any mishaps from the wind gusts, so that's good.
(And so far it seems like most of the bloggers in these parts that I follow came through it well, so yay for that too!)
My mittens, I'm happy to say, came in quite handy for all that shoveling. Warm & toasty were my hands - even after a couple hours of being outside. Double thick knits for the win! :)
The white pair got a little fuzzed on the thumbs (from the shovel handle freezing to them) and the green yarn near the top of the hand seems to have bled a teeny teeny bit but I'm okay with that. I like putting my hand knits to work for me vs. sticking them in a drawer somewhere as a keepsake.
I'd like to say I had a lot of time for handcrafts during the storm and while the roads were shut down by the governor but the tendonitis in my left hand has been brutally painful off/on lately so I spent most of the down time reading. :(
(I really do need to find someone local-ish who does the surgery to fix this *SOON*. Grrr.)
HOWEVER, I did finish a couple smalls earlier in the week when my hand was ok. (And by 'ok' I mean, still painful but not intolerably so. Because it has never once NOT hurt in some capacity since last August or so.) I decided to 'reward' myself for finishing a big WIP the week previous with a couple smalls.
Honestly, I almost like small pieces better than large ones these days, which is the complete opposite of how I felt when I started doing cross stitch back in 1990 or so. I think my attention span, over all, has just, ummmmmm, diminished over the years because I only finish 1 out of 3 movies I start nowadays too. (Man, I just can NOT get through a movie at home any more!! I can't even count on one hand the number of movies I have started - and then abandoned 30 minutes in - in just the last 2-3 months.)
Happy Chirp Chirp Day, The Trilogy
Sampler Pear IV, Santas & Samplers (free)
Added in the buttons and date.
Does this last one count as a Valentine finish? If so, it's the only one I got to this year.
Plans to finish it up as an actual pear are in the works!
Does anybody else love the heck out of these vintage Valentine's cards? I keep seeing them pop up on Pinterest and I love them so. :)
This one seems to be (if the internets are correct) circa 1950's.
How about one with fried eggs?
Ahhh, nothing says love like......eggs in a pan.