Thursday, 2 December 2010

It's So Cold!

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.

Hugs

Sally
xxx

27 comments:

mollycaff said...

Beautiful stitching Sally, your Shores is looking great and I hope you do manage to finish it before the end of the year. We haven't had any snow here so far, thank goodness, I hope you get a break from the bad weather soon.

Hazel said...

Shores is looking fab Sally. I need to go and find your details on what fabric you have used for it. Love it. Keep warm. Snow is bad here too. xx

KarenV said...

All your WIPs look wonderful Sally and your tree is so pretty! We hope to put our decorations up this weekend - I'm really getting in the mood seeing everyone's decorating pics :)

Stay warm!

Berit said...

Ooh; looks good--love your tree, especially!

The Tree is my favorite part of Christmas, but I still haven't managed to gather the umph to put mine up--good thing bloggers are sharing photos! :)

sammyjo said...

one good thing about the snow sally is it means we have a great excuse to stay in and stitch lol

Catherine said...

All your stitches look great! What a lovely tree!!

No snow here yet, but a lot of wind and rain yesterday and colder weather arrived last night.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Sounds like you are having really bad weather, I hope you stay warm and safe. Your WIPs look fabulous.
I just love your Christmas tree!

Cindy's Stitching said...

Snow already. So glad I don't have snow yet. I don't like driving in it. Love your projects you are working on. Shores is almost done. Lucky you

Barb said...

Hi Sally ,today we have snow,and everything has ground to a halt.Ollie loves it after a tentative I am not going out in that ,what IS that white stuff. Once in it I couldn't get him indoors.
Shores a hd soon oh well done, I loved Snowy Pines but did not start another last week hopefully this weekend .
I do not know what to back this with yet ,I am getting a bit wobbly about finishing it too.
Tree looks pretty ,our plan for the weekend or even tomorrow.
Take care and keep warm
hugs

Lesleyanne said...

All your WIPs look gorgeous Sally. Really love your start on Ponsietta House, you've got more than me done and I thought I had done quite well. Your Christmas tree looks great.

jane said...

Lovely stitching Sally, enjoy your winter SAL, I am tempted to make a new start on a winter design but I have enough going on I think..lol. I took a day off for shopping today but the westher is so bad that I put up my tree as well, I think this is the earliest I have ever done it!

valerie said...

Congrats on getting your tree up! It looks lovely! Great wips!

BrendaS said...

Your WIP's look great!

Your tree looks nice with all your handmade ornaments.

Stay warm! We're supposed to get snow on Saturday:))

vEr0n!c@ said...

Lovely stitching. Shores is coming along nicely. Your Christmas tree is beautiful. Love all the stitched ornaments hanging from it.

Ellen said...

Shores is progressing well, you may finish it before the end of the year.

Love your new start! Looking forward to your new SALs next year.

No snow in Singapore, there is rain almost every day. Weather is a bit cooler at end of year.

Hugs,

Laura said...

If I came in your house and saw your Christmas tree with those samplers behind it I think I would hyperventilate!!!!!! Gorgeous!

Carol said...

I can't believe how much snow you've been getting over there, Sally! We only have about an inch--just enough to make things look nice and Christmasy!

Shores is looking wonderful as are your other WIPS. And lucky you, having your tree up already! It looks wonderful...

Christine said...

Great stitching, and your tree looks lovely. We'll probably do ours this weekend

Jackie said...

Shores is looking wonderful! I think you'll be able to meet your deadline.

I don't have any experience driving in snow but the thought of ice scares me. Glad to hear you turned around instead of pushing through.

Michelle said...

Your stitching looks lovely Sally well done. Your tree is so pretty - we are aiming to put our christmas decoration sup this weekend whilst we still have Snow - gives it that little extra christmas feel. So cold here. Driving to work yesterday the temperature on my dashboard on the car reached minus 13. I took a photo as I can never remember it that cold! Stay safe and warm xx

Dani - tkdchick said...

Shores is looking fantastic! Congrats on the ornament finish.

You've got a lot of wonderful SALs on the go!

Julie said...

Lots of lovely porgress on your projects.

The tree looks lovely

Snow is all melted here, hopefully it has for you too now

Lisa said...

Your wip's are looking gorgeous as always Sally. You're flying with Shores now and I bet you do finish it by the end of the year.
I'm really hoping that the snow is going for now and things will get back to normal this week.

Siobhan said...

Beautiful stitching, Sally! The good thing about the weather? It's definitely the type that makes you want to hunker down in front of the fire with your needle and linen in hand. Hope you are keeping warm!

Brigitte said...

Wonderful stitching, Sally, and such a nice progress on Shores. This piece will be done in no time.
The snow has caught us as well, this morning I got up at 5 and was shoveling snow for a straight hour. Then the snow plough came and put new snow into my driveway, so I restarted shoveling for another half hour. Oh well.

pat said...

fantastic stitching work and beautiful Christmas tree
ciao Pat

Anonymous said...

oh!!!!quel beau travail j'aime cette créatrice moi aussi j'ai cette grille
c'est superbe
bisou
nanou13