Sunday, January 16, 2011

Winter Days

Snow, snow, snow.  After breaking the record for the snowiest December on record, we got a brief reprieve, but are now in another snowy period.  When we headed to an oncology appointment (for my husband) last Wednesday, we weren't sure if we would make it since we were in the middle of a snowstorm.  We left 50 minutes early, but due to the extremely light traffic, arrived at our destination only five minutes later than we would have if the roads had been clear, even though I drove slowly.  Tonight it's very windy and snowing a bit.  Sunday's forecast is for blustery and cold weather, with a low of 4 degrees F.  As goes our weather, on Tuesday it will warm up to above freezing and we're expecting snow, sleet, freezing rain, and possibly rain.  Of course, we have to head to another doctor's appointment!  Unfortunately, things go downhill from there, with daytime highs by Saturday a mere 11 degrees.  You don't want to know what the low will be!  Good thing we're getting more kerosene for our heater 'cause we'll need it or else the furnace will run almost continually.

I am having computer problems - not sure what is going on.  We've been running every diagnostic program we can think of, as well as cleaning up the machine, but no real improvement yet.  The other possibility is that the laptop is dying; we have had it for quite a while and I know they don't last forever. 

Hence, I have no pictures for you, but I have been working on the wedding sampler.  I finished the inside (for reference, you can see a picture of the completed sampler here) and have begun stitching the words that go around the outside.  Unfortunately, I had to frog the right side of the top ("I Am My Beloved's") because I was one stitch off.  So I'll try to put that in again on Sunday night.  Then I will chart Grace and Anthony's names and stitch them at the bottom before taking the entire piece out of the scroll frame so I can stitch the sides with the letters facing the correct way.  It's too difficult to stitch them sideways. 

I would like to try to complete the sampler by the end of the month, but this coming week will be busy (my definition of busy, not necessarily anyone elses!) with that appointment on Tuesday, then Grace is having knee surgery on Thursday and I'll be helping care for her. I'll try sneaking in some stitching time if I can.

Keep warm,


Heidi said...

Glad you got safely back and forth! Please be careful as you go out in it again. Has it gotten better outside now?

That sampler is very impressive. And looks like it would be one you have to really concentrate on. I hope you can find many moments between to stitch.

Hugs from Holland ~

Anonymous said...

Hi Ginny,
I came to your site because Becca at has started another game...I have enjoyed looking at the items you have made.