Sarah Woodham by Shakespeare's Peddler
40ct Vintage Maple Sugar linen
Fibers called for (Gloriana, Belle Soie and Thread Gatherer)
If you look closely at the verse in the middle, you may notice a pinkish cast to the linen background. Isn't that lovely? That's from the Belle Soie Rose of Sharon used for the verse. I'm planning to try taking a soft toothbrush to it, thanks to the advice of my friend Joy.
Whew! That's a relief! I just had to share! Now I'm feeling that overwhelmed feeling again. What to start next? New start or WIP? Or should I try to tackle one of the quilt projects I keep dreaming about? The market stuff doesn't help. I've added even more projects to the "I have to stitch this now" category. Not good!
In other news, yes, indeedie, we got walloped (finally) with a real winter storm Thursday into late Friday night. Two, count 'em two, snow days from school. Although the district did mess up sending the kids in at first. Whoopsie! We lost the TV/internet service for Friday, which was a hardship. :D But we were extremely lucky. All around us, including just next door and up the street, people were without power for days. Next door, they're still hoping to get restored today. I think that's the worst, losing power. We had that happen back with that April Fool's storm. Remember that one? Ugh!!! No power for days! So we were lucky this time!
The reason for all the power outages? The snow was very very heavy, and stuck on all the trees and wires. There were sounds of falling branches all night Thursday into Friday. We got over a foot of snow too. Here are some picture of the debris from the storm -- these are just the branches that fell on our driveway. There are plenty more throughout the yard. Oh, and keep in mind that a lot of the snow has already melted.
(Thank goodness for the neighbor with the chainsaw.)
And here's a good one. A branch still stuck up in the tree.
Can you guess where this lovely "widowmaker" -- as my next door neighbor calls it -- is? Well, look at the next picture. See the branch? And now you understand.
Hmmmmm. Of course, the father type, being the father type, insists it won't fall. Me? I called the tree service. They're coming, hopefully tomorrow, to pull the lovely thing down. I haven't told the father type yet. :D
So that's it from here. Hopefully I'll be making a decision sometime soon on what to tackle next. Decisions, decisions!
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