That's how I felt when I got up yesterday morning and looked out my front window to see this view. Where the heck did that stuff come from?! We haven't had any snow since the last week of February which is a new record in itself. Yet here it is again. Even the poor birds looked pathetic, huddling on the branches of our tree. Fortunately temperatures have risen again today and there is no sign left of the white stuff. Except of course for the effect it had on some of my poor tulips. They wilted under the weight of the wet snow and have not recovered. Only the ones which had bloomed for a couple of weeks were affected and the rest seem to be back to normal. For the first time I planted some parrot tulips and I love them. I couldn't even remember what colour I'd planted and was delighted to see their colour when the buds opened. I must plant more of these beauties for sure.
I've had one small finish during the last week. I figured I'd better get moving on my LHN ornament for this month. I knew it wouldn't be long before they shipped out the next one. Sure enough, the day after I got started stitching, I received an email to say that the next ornament was shipping out. Snowy Pines is the name of this pattern and I must say that when I first saw it I didn't like as much as some of the others. However it turned out that I really enjoyed stitching it. I love the colour of the house and the little bear is just too cute!
Besides the ornament I've pretty much concentrated only on Nantucket Summer Sampler. I love stitching on this one and I'm getting so close to a finish now that I'm going to really miss working on it. I will definitely be doing more of the By The Bay patterns. The colours are so vibrant and I love the waterside scenes.
Naturally since I'm approaching the finish line on this one, it's time to kit up the next! This week my floss for Midsummer Night Designs Forget Me Not arrived. I dug through my stash and found a lovely hand dye fabric from The Blended Needle called Parchment which will be perfect. I'm tempted to get started on it right away but the sooner I start it, the later my NS finish. Shall we take bets on how long I can keep away from this new lovely?
Before I finish I have to wish a Happy Sweet Sixteen! to my niece. She's the one on the right in this picture, celebrating with friends. I was just cleaning out some drawers and found the watch that my parents gave me for my sixteenth birthday. Somehow I don't think thats on the list of wishes now. In fact my niece wanted a pair of Ugg boots which her parents chose not to get because of the cost so all her friends chipped in and bought her a pair. Not that she can wear them at this time of year but for now she's wearing them around the house. She says they're as comfy as slippers. This is the only niece I have and I dearly wish we lived closer so I could spend more time with her and her family.
Happy Birthday Dana ! Hope you had a super day!
Now I'm off for a walk to the post office. Hoping to find more stash!