Thursday, December 20, 2012

Good thing I prepared

I am blessed to have electricity, heat and internet right now. There are homes around town right now who are out. I also don't have to be at work. 

I woke up to this.

We got a foot of snow overnight and this afternoon we have high winds to create blizzard conditions. We even got thundersnow last night. I am glad to be home. My door decoration flew off. I will need to retrieve it after things have died down. 

I knew the storm was coming so I stocked up. Megan from Canoe Ridge Creations was doing the same thing. I got to meet here this weekend. I was up in Decorah for a wedding and stopped at the LQS. I thought I recognized her, but to be sure I kept staring. I am pretty sure they noticed my staring. I mentioned to my friend that it was a blogger, but wasn't sure if I should say something. Well I did and I'm glad I did. It was nice to meet her in person after reading so much on her blog. 

I have today to work on my cross stitch. I won't make it for Christmas but that is ok because season 3 starts on January 6th. I HAVE to have it done by then.Yes, I know I sing that song a lot. 

My plan is for 2013 to be the year of 'not buying and finishing'. I am little burned out on quilting. Over stimulated and burned out. Does that make sense. It seems like I see something and everybody has it and I want it. It is also an expensive hobby. I'm going back to my general crafting and cross stitch roots. I signed up for The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery 2013 Sampler. I lurked last year on flickr so this time I decided to join. It is on sale right now so check it out.

The fabric they suggested was tea dyed linen. I do not like linen; I am sticking with aida. I picked oatmeal because it was the darkest before beige. Beige seemed a bit too dark and flat. I hope the light colours show up. From looking at the picture it should be ok. 

OK, off to cross stitch. May have an update later tonight.


  1. amen to the quilting! I agree with you on it. cross stitch will be a good change. am willing to take it home to have it framed.

  2. Have a fun snow day! we got about 6 inches, but its drifting pretty bad out there.

  3. Sure enjoyed reading and seeing pictures of your weather. I don't miss it one little bit! It's cool here, but so nice to be able to get out without concern for snow and ice. I think we'll stay. :-) I'll miss seeing posts about quilting, but enjoy your ccs. Have a blessed Christmas!

  4. Its good to know when the snow storms are-a-comin, that way you can plan.

  5. I hope you will keep quilting! I feel like I am on data overload sometimes too, which is why I am going to be destashing and condensing. I hope to keep my work streamlined and will be focusing on finishes this year too. I looked at the stitchery for this year too but can't decide if I want to play along or not.

  6. I thought I had added your blog to my RSS feed, but apparently not. I will fix that. I didn't know that Downton Abbey was starting again today!! I got hooked on that and Sherlock last year, both great to watch while stitching.