Well, another week of trial and error! We had the snow storm but it started at night and by morning there was no power. It was a heavy wet snow and brought a lot of branches down along with power lines. I got the fireplace going but no coffee! I need to buy some instant coffee as I am able to heat things up on top of the fireplace insert. We didn't get power back on until Wednesday night. The next day was catch up plus the dishwasher repair guy didn't show but I figured it was because of the storm and it was. He came Friday and has to order a part but he fixed it enough so I can use it! PTL! But now my printer isn't working!
As for crafts.......I finished the word Winter on my cross stitch piece in the light pink but then I realized it would be surrounded by ecru snowflakes which would not look right so..........I tore it all out and went back to the green. That took a lot of time so not much progress......the fabric is a dark bluish gray but it's not showing up in this photo. It is dark and cloudy here so I have to have lights on..............
I did get a final finish in yesterday...a Christmas ornament......
the back of it........
I went to work on Mary Engelbreit's Sweet Cherry Cottage...all I had left was the chimney when I realized they had not sent me a roof. I called and left a message. I also was able to find the painted version so I could use it as a guide when I get to that point. I think it would have been better to paint it before putting it together but too late now! I'll just have to take my time.
I tried another Taste of Home recipe using crescent rolls...Apple Dumpling Bake and it uses a can of Mountain Dew which I didn't have but Grayson left a can of Squirt here so I used that and it came out delicious! Of course, I had to have ice cream with it. Easy Peasy recipe!
I finished This Is Happiness book....I was not impressed. Now I'm reading Death at Victoria Dock. The 4th book in the Phryne Fisher series by Kelly Greenwood. I am ahead on my Good Reads Challenge...so far anyway.
I also got 1/2 my quilt quilted on my machine. The walking foot is wonderful. It is my first time quilting myself using my sewing machine. The design is just going diagonally from corner to corner. At some point the lines crossed and I didn't count on that but at least the lines are straight. It will be fine, I think. I'm sure I'll get better as I go along. I'll show you when the quilt is all finished, bound, and washed.
This next week I am hoping to finish quilting the quilt, work on the Mini-Quaker, and my Sabbath Stitch today. I pulled out my granny squares again as I can't work on the mosaic crochet while watching t.v. and there are 2 football games to watch today! I also need to order groceries as there are more storms coming Tuesday and Wednesday.....snow, ice, and rain. I don't think I need much but I know I need instant coffee in case we lose power as I can heat things up on my wood burner insert. I hope we don't lose power again but I'll be ready. I brought lots of wood into the garage so it will be there if I need it without having to go outside especially if it gets icy.
I hope you have a great week!
You've sure had the winter weather this year. I think the coffee is a great idea too. I like cold coffee drinks. Make extra coffee and keep in the fridge, then add milk and part of a chocolate protein drink and a little sweetener. I need my caffeine! lol Enjoy your day!
I bet you are glad you have a fireplace to help keep you warm when the electricity goes out. Hopefully you did not loose anything from you fridge or freezer. Of course, if it was cold enough you can put some of those things outside and let nature keep it cold. I am excited to see your quilt. Sounds like the walking foot is the best thing every. Your xs is always a pleasure to look at. Someday I will pick mine back up again. Probably once the weather gets warm again. Right now, I am enjoying our unusually cold winter.
Another busy week, the Santa was here ornament is charming. I hope you manage to stay cosy with the weather turning...roll on Spring!
Sounds like you are handling the bad weather and power outages well. FYI - I like Starbucks instant coffee the best of any instant coffee I've tried. Still not as good as fresh brewed but works when I only want one cup.
I was going to say make a cup of coffee and freeze it then just warm it up in your fireplace if you lose power! Hope you have a good week!
I hope the next storm doesn't leave you without power. Love your little ornament. You are really getting a lot of crafting done. I like your cross stitch rotation plan. I'm still all over the place LOL.
That's enough for big storms that take your power! Once per season should be the limit. I love the progress on your projects.
Your projects look great as always. I'm glad you got through this next set of storms!
Post a Comment