Well we have now had snow for a week here where I live and it has steadily spread right across the country. It has also been bitterly cold with the northerly and easterly winds we have been having and later today temperatures are forecasted to drop dramatically. My DH and I have managed two days of Christmas shopping but yesterday there were severe weather warnings and we had heavy flurries of snow so decided to stay home. Abi's school has been closed yesterday and today. Today we decided to go out and see what the road to Hull was like and ended up turning round and coming home as it was awful. We certainly haven't had it as bad as some areas on the UK but it has certainly been bad enough! It does look very pretty though.
Anyway onto my stitching. I can't show any finishes as they are for gifts or exchanges so will show those later on. Last Friday I made a start on block 11 of Shores. I am quite amazed at how much I achieved by the time I put it away on Saturday evening as we did go out Friday evening to see the local Christmas lights switched on. If I can get some good evenings in on this I may just make that end of year finish!
Sunday evening I started LHN Snowy Pines ( I finally made up my mind which to do!) which I am absolutely loving stitching. I'm SAL-ing with Barb and Lesleyanne on the LHN ornaments. If the weather keeps up as it is and we don't get out to finish the Christmas shopping I think I shall sit and finish this one.
Monday as always was Jane day with Barb. The house is almost finished and I can see the end :) I think we need those windows and the door in to stop the wind and snow getting in! I have bought some fabric to back with it this week in anticipation for my finish:)
At long last yesterday saw the start of the December Winter SAL which Chris and I started a couple of years ago. We choose a design and both stitch it starting 1st December. This time we chose Little House Needleworks Poinsettia House and we also have Lesleyanne joining us with this design too. Lisa and Hazel are stitching Winter Whites along with us and Claire decided on Gingerbread Trio. I have been so excited to be starting Poinsettia House and could hardly wait! Anyway here's my wee start from last night. I intend to get settled down tonight and stitch on it some more.
Seen as Abi's school was closed yesterday she suggested we put the Christmas tree and decorations up so we did! Lol! DH took this photo of the tree early this morning but it's not very good so will get him to take another one sometime. You can just make out some of my stitched ornaments which I have stitched or have been stitched for me.
This afternoon I was going to write my Christmas cards but I'm going to do some making up instead! I bought some trim that I have never used before so wish me luck! Lol!
Stay safe and warm if you are having the snowy weather.