Saturday, January 30, 2010

Snow? Ice?

Friday:  We are supposed to get some ‘wintery mix’ this evening through the day tomorrow.  I’m looking forward to it – just watching the snowflakes fall.  They say this is our best chance so far this year…we’ll see. I know SO many of you are buried deep in multi-feet of snow and are sick and tired of it, but forgive your South Carolina friend the excitement of having a few flakes, please.
Saturday:  Well – they were right! Not so much with the timing, but it did… something!  I just took Pixie out -- she was not impressed!  There are two plus inches of … some icy mixture.  I think it’s mostly sleet with a little snow mixed in… some minute flakes and pellets (?) are still falling, and if their prediction is correct, will for most of the day.  It’s not the beautiful huge flakes one loves to see falling, but it’s ‘snow’.  That prediction also says the temperature will be below freezing through most of the weekend, so what’s here is likely to stay for a while.  Yes, I stopped by the grocery a couple of times during the week: well stocked and ready!  Enjoying hot, flavored coffee while browsing this morning…
One of my long-time, online friends was doing some organizing – imagine that - and decided to share some magazines she thought I might like.  There wasn’t a duplicate of what I have in the group she sent, AND she also sent a couple of snowman charts that I don’t have.  How special is that RAOK?  Thank you so much, Lesa.  I really appreciate your generosity and thoughtfulness – and Maddie’s approval!!
This week’s stitching has been good.  I finished “B” is for Buttons, with the exception of beads, with Brooke’s Books Alphabet SAL.
Finished Fa-La-La with the Little House Needleworks Monthly Ornament Stitch-A-Long Blog, Too group.  I had ‘finished’ stitching, then noticed the red bottom border on other members’ pieces… How did I miss that on the chart? It was quite a fun piece to stitch!  It, as the others will be, is stitched on 28 ct Tea Monaco 1x1 using the recommended fibers. I did add beads for the snowflakes and the candle's flame.       

Finished part 3 of the Needlemania 2 SAL with The Sampler Life.
On Friday night with Let’s Stitch, I finished the Sweetheart Kiss from Give Us a Kiss –Cricket Collection on 28 ct cream linen using recommended DMCs as another ornie for Friendly Stitchers’ Ornament-a- Month SAL.  Honestly, it's not as cute as I thought it would be - maybe when it is really finished...
I also started Lovely You, a freebie from Paulette at Plum Street Samplers on the same 28 ct cream linen using DMC 115.  With the encouragement of Edgar, I watched Great Expectations and Elmer Gentry last night  while stitching!  It was a tribute to the recently deceased actress, Jean Simmons. 

What?  Knitting?  Yes, I’m a very unskilled knitter!  I saw this on Snippets and Stash, and just thought it was SO cute – I even forwarded it to a friend who really knits.  When I was at Hobby Lobby – one of my favorite haunts – they had sock yarn on sale, so I went for it.  Now mine doesn’t look much like the one above, but it was a little something different while watching football last weekend.  Didn’t get too much done, you say?  Well… how many times did I pull it out before I got this far?  Let’s see – maybe five?  Found When I find the link again to an eerily similar story to mine – but very humorous, I'll update.  It made me laugh out loud and admire the fact that Annemarie ‘learns’ so much quicker than I do!
Well friends, that’s it for this week.  I hope you are having a great weekend, doing the things that you enjoy most!  I hope to be around your blogs to see you, soon!
d Happy Stitching!graphicCharlene


  1. Love that Fa La La pattern and that you're getting into knitting! Glad too that the Mystery is solved......LOL

  2. Hi Charlene! I just started Fa La La one over one yesterday...I'm not doing the SAL, but just thought this one was too cute to pass up! Yours looks wonderful :)

  3. Great bit of stashing, and great progress on your projects! Fa La La is so cute!!!

    We didn't get any snow here, but the tops of the trees were covered with ice all day; down on the ground, too warm - the roads are wet, but as of 6:ish, nothing frozen. We'll see tomorrow morning when I head out to the store :(

  4. Hi Charlene,
    That is a lot of stitching that you have been doing. When I read about your Fa La La border, it dawned on me that I don't think mine has a border either. So I checked... I completely missed that too! Guess I know what I will be doing this week.

    I am with you on the snow. I love it and wish we had more of it.

    Love the knitting. That is something that I want to someday learn how to do.

    Hope you are enjoying your "snowy" weekend! Stay warm!

  5. Lovely stitching and knitting! I'm a very unskilled knitter but would love to get better at it. Your Fa La La is adorable! I'm not doing the SAL, but just got He's A Flake in the mail and can't wait to stitch him up.

  6. What a lot you've done! They all look great.

  7. Love all the progress you have made!!! Messy,snowy,icey here too... And, I LOVE the comment you made on my blog about the Mary losing track of her stitching when the handsome piano teacher entered the room... She probably said-be still my heart- and dropped her needle.. Love that!! Be safe, Faye

  8. Lots of goodies you got from Lesa. That's pretty cool of her! I also saw that shawl on Staci's site and thought "how easy would that be? " I hope it works out good for you, I haven't attempted it yet.
    Love all of your stitching! You have alot done!

  9. You are doing an awesome job on all your stitching and goodluck with the knitting.

  10. Lovely stitching and goodies Charlene. I really like the Fa La La.
    I enjoyed stitched the Lovely You, and shall be very interested to see what finish you make yours into.

  11. I share Pixie's opinion of the snow and ice (g). I am a sometime knitter too -- never got much beyond scarfs but I did do one sweater and it actually fit! So keep at it. I like that project you're working on -- I may have to get my knitting out again and give it a go.

  12. You've certainly been very busy stitching. Love the Fa La La project. Our snow has finally gone but its forecast again for Weds, hope they're wrong though!

  13. Hi Charlene! You have some cute finishes (and lovely starts)! I have a couple of these patterns and now I'm dying to get them started. Thanks for sending your "snowy mix" to Maryland...LOL. What a great RAK! Thanks for sharing. *hugs*

  14. Hi! I just found your blog and love it! After seeing everyone's LHN ornaments I have to have 'em!
    Have a great day!
    P.S. I Gotta Feeling Is my FAVORITE song!

  15. Charlene,

    Thank you for visiting me and leaving the kind comment on my Sampler Game Board.

    Happy Stitching!

  16. Wow Charlene. You sure got a lot of stitching done. And all of it looks fabulous.

  17. Oh-oh! You don't happen to have one of those aluminium caps that's inadvertently making contact with mine, do you? Our stories are, indeed, oddly similar :o) One difference, though: you get a heck of a lot more stitching done!

    Pixie is v. cute. You have a lovely blog, Charlene, I love to visit here :o)

    Good luck with all that white stuff!


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