Thursday, December 14, 2006

It's Melting!

Sigh. Almost all of that snow has melted :( Now it is so dreary outside. They are now talking of a
green Christmas! I think I'll post some Christmas decorations to cheer myself up! The soft tree pattern I got from Little Birds (November 22, 2006 post) or go to the soft tree group on flikr . They are fun, quick and easy.

That's Jack from Nightmare Before Christmas at the top my tree and I also have a set of Simpsons Tree Lights. It looks cool when it is lit up, but in the photo it looks a little spooky :)

This is my Simpsons figurine tree. It lights up! When I was little, we used to have a porcelein Christmas tree that lit up. This reminds me of that, only this is way cooler!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Walk to Work

Indulge me folks, as I post a few more Winter Wonderland photos of my walk to work. It's sunny now and the snow is already melting. This all could be mud in a few days!

Snow Day!!!

I ran into neighbours, Kevin and Lilly, tobaggoning at the end of the street on my way to work. That's what you're supposed to do on Snow Day!

Winter Wonderland

Sorry about the gloves in front of the lens. I discovered, one should take the gloves off before clicking the photo! It would have been a great photo, too.

At the Store

We're open!!!Take that old man winter!!!

Friday, December 08, 2006

First Snowstorm!

I am supposed to be on my way to work, but this is my unplowed street! We woke up to 2 feet of snow!! I am serious! See photos below! My cheeks are still burning from being outside shovelling. I thought I should make a path from door to street in case of emergency. I always walk to work, anyway, so digging out the car isn't a priority, but if we do get that warm weather that's going to change that light fluffy snow to heavy snow, to ice, ugh. So I cleared the top of the car. The city buses are not even running yet, so I doubt there will be a line up at the door of my store, but I will get there in due time to shovel some more! I had to blog these photos first! We haven't had this much snow since the blizzard of 1977! They call this the 'lake effect'; I believe the snow develops over the great lakes and then comes inland, in this case over Lake Huron.

To my in-laws: We are holding your car hostage and you cannot get it back until spring...or at least until the weekend where the temperature is to go up to 6 or 7 degrees Celsius!

This was the view from my back door. In the top photo, that's a four foot fence on the right. The bottom photo is my gate buried in snow!
If you guessed this was a photo of me up to my thighs in snow; you were right!!!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Dutch Sampler

This is my Dutch Sampler wallhanging. The pattern idea I got from APQ #71 (12/04), Dutch Doll Quilt. The fabric I bought was a bundle of 4 inch square fabric samples, the centre fabric and binding were from my stash. I made up my own centre design, which I cross-stitched. I love old cross-stitch samplers. I made up the 2 cats myself, one black Spike and one brown Suske.