Wednesday, February 24, 2010

In the Beginning....

I told you all that my husband and I just celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary on February 19th. Well, this is us back in 1972 (or thereabouts), going on one of our dates. I don't think we had been dating long when this was taken. We were going boating, and before we had even gotten very far down the road, we had a flat on the boat trailer. It was fixed, we went on our way and had a good time. Those pants he had on - now that is a whole 'nother conversation - LOL!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Collections Close to My Heart....

I've always loved needlework. As the years have gone by, and I've been slowly putting together a collection made from my own hands, I've also been building a collection of pieces made by others. I would like to share some of them with you today.... I had more pictures taken, but they came out badly. One day I'll get a better camera! All of these items were purchased in shops over the years....

Friday, February 19, 2010

Sun is shining....and no snow is falling....

It is still on the ground though - and piled on the curbs. Me thinks it will be awhile before we see green grass.... But the sun is shining, it is almost forty... it feels good to get out and about again - even if most of the getting out is going to work!

Celebrating my 36th wedding anniversary today.... I'm doing laundry - what does that say about the state of things - tee hee! In all fairness, he did say we could go out for dinner tonight - but I said tomorrow night would do just fine.... I'm too pooped to even move tonight!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Cross A Stitch - Knit & Purl

In order to avoid cabin fever, I've been keeping busy knitting and stitching. Both of the scarves are in the same pattern, with a cable going down one side. The purple one (which will be a gift) is done in an alpaca/silk blend yarn. If you click on the picture to enlarge it, you might be able to see the little sparkles in the yarn. The cream colored one is done in a cotton yarn by Blue Sky. It is for me and is sooo soft... The sampler is a design by Plum Street (one of my favorite designers)!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

And Mother Nature Said - Ha Ha Take That Miss Linda!

Blizzard conditions - 12 to 15 more inches expected - on top of the 30 we already have.... If you click on the picture, you might be able to see the snow blowing and feel the wind blowing it back in your face as you try to shovel....

Saturday, February 6, 2010

OK - You Can Stop Now! I Mean It!!

Snow started falling at 9:30 yesterday morning, and it just stopped now at 5:00 today (Saturday). I think we have around 29 inches out there - could be more.... The snow on the deck is after we cleaned it 4 times. I should have taken a picture last night before shoveling it off! We lost electric for thirteen hours. It got really cold in the house! How cold you ask? 55 degrees! Even I was cold - LOL! and I'm rarely cold.... We are lucky tho. I know many other people will be without power for a lot longer than us! I just hope ours stays on! The NASCAR race is tonight! Oh, the last picture - title it - hot water maker - ha! It only took 40 minutes, but it finally got fairly warm - tee hee!