Monday, February 9, 2015

Still snowing!

I think mother nature is playing a cruel joke on us as it's snowing again! The forecast for this storm is anything between 6 to 10 inches....we await (snow shovels in hand) to see just what the final total will be!

So being stuck inside should have meant plenty of stitching time but, alas, not. I managed only a few stitches in the lighthouse design....but, progress is progress no matter how little!


I did manage to get some of the dreaded white completed!

I also managed to finish the free kit from this month's World of Cross Stitching magazine.


It's a sweet little design that was quick to stitch and I think might end up being made into a card. I love the free kits as they are perfect for stitching up quickly. You can pop them in your bag for stitching on-the-go knowing that everything you need is there (minus the old specs....can't forget them!) and then you have a supply of stitched pieces for last minute cards! 

So with all the snow we've been having, the poor birds have been rather hungry and flocking to the bird feeders in the back garden. It's a bit of a struggle to get out and clear all the snow off the feeders, but the rewards are some wonderful birds that we don't normally see....


...a rather large red-bellied woodpecker (I think!)....



...and a slightly cold looking Carolina wren with his feathers all puffed out trying to keep warm! Isn't he cute?

Speaking of trying to keep warm, that's what I'm about to try to do as I shovel more snow off the drive! Roll on Spring!


Until next time....happy stitching!

Rhona




15 comments:

The Crazy Thread Lady said...

In Montreal, we say thank you, all the snow is falling on you and not on us ;P Hehe !
Your lighthouse looks well, keep the good work :)

Preeti said...

Lovely finish!!
Some stitches are always better than no stitches.

Rachel Tomkins said...

Ah, such sweet little birds. Makes you wonder how they cope with the weather conditions!
And a sweet little project. :)

butterfly said...

Beautiful stitching and love your birds.
Sorry you are having more snow.

Pull the other thread said...

Great finish and lovely progress on the Lighthouse design. I hope the snow isn't too bad. Good to see the bird are being well looked after.

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Good progress on the lighthouse; and I like the heart that you stitched. Perfect for February/Valentines!

Katie said...

The lighthouse piece is fantastic. Congrats on finishing the cute little heart. Love the pics of your birds.

Justine said...

Your lighthouse looks great! I love the cute little heart.

Ariadne said...

The lighthouse gets on well. The poor birdies!AriadnefromGreece!

Weronika said...

What a lovely heart you've stitched!

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

Looks lovely :-D

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

Looks lovely :-D

Deb said...

Love your light house!
Pretty birds!

Linda said...

Gorgeous birds and lovely creations. You are very talented. Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

Karen said...

Hi, just meeting you for 1st time. I have the same lighthouse kit in my stash, lovely to see it taking shape, will inspire me to start mine.