Monday, December 15, 2008

A Change in the Weather

Boy has winter finally hit or what? We are finally having some cold weather. I know I know it's still not what a lot of you are experiencing but still a nice change for here. The low last night was 29F and we are under a Winter Storm Warning at 4am. The snow level is going to be down to 2000 feet which means I will get to see some of the white stuff and may even get enough for a snowball but probably not enough for a snowman unless he is little tiny.

New WIP....
Happiest Holidays
Sue Hillis Design from JCS Ornament Premier Issue
Stitched on 28 count Hand dyed Linen with
WDW Blue Bonnet

Another new start (got to keep up my title you know). The model is stitched on white with red but I decided to change it to suit my tastes. I love blue and silver decorations for Christmas and I'll trim this with silver. I think it's going to be a little large for a ornament so will probably be a flatfold or maybe a small wall hanging.
Snowman Framed....
This is the little snowman I had in yesterday's blog entry. I had found the little frame with the silver corners at Wal Mart some time ago for only $1 and it is just the perfect size for the snowman and the silver really bring out the sparkle in the fabric. It was the perfect fit I think.
Holiday Baking....

Pumpkin Bread
With all the talk of Holiday baking I got out my trusted cook book and found a recipe for Pumpkin Bread. This is the result of my morning baking. It turned out really yummy and the apartment smelled so good while it was in the oven. I probably won't do much baking this year. Don't want to tempt Tracy while he is still trying to get his weight down and blood sugar under control.
Going to head for bed as my pillow is calling my name and Tracy is going to call if it's starts to snow so I won't miss it. I'm so crazy that if it does happen I'll probably get up, dressed and go for a walk in it.
Until next time.....Have a great week of Happy Stitching





16 comments:

Katrien said...

your new WIP looks good, you already have a lot done on it! And the pumpkin bread looks delicious.
Katrien - ILCS

Penny said...

Good Morning, I love the snowman and your right the frame brings out the silver in the fabric. I love to walk in the snow. As long as its not accumulating a lot. I take the snow roller sheltie with me and she loves it as well. The pumpkin bread looks so good I can almost smell it.

Meari said...

You're right, the frame really brings out the sparkle. :) Love your blue tree... very pretty, Rene. And your pumpkin bread looks scrumptious!

Kelly said...

Really great frame to put the snowman in!
Eat some bread for me then Rene as I have never had pumkin bread lol!

Sarah said...

How festive and pretty! Can't wait to see the finish on that WIP :)

Carolyn NC said...

You've been busy! Nice stitching & yummy looking food!

Louisiana Momma said...

that frame IS perfect for your little snowman.. too cute.. and just wondering it you could mail me a slice of that pumpkin bread :-)

catophile said...

Love your choice of blue and silver for the ornament! Reminds me of the JBW designs. Kathy O-NM

Bonnie said...

I really like the blue you selected for the Sue Hillis Design. I am going to have to look up the pattern. I have the issue somewhere, lol.
Your pumpkin bread looks yummy.
Merry Christmas.

Patricia said...

Your bread looks yummy hope you got a little snow to enjoy. We are in the deep freezer up here hope it breaks soon.
HUGS
Patty

Nancy said...

That's the perfect frame and it's nice to see the tree in a different color. I don't know why I never seem to imagine those in a different color and I do like blue! It would really look good for any color tree trimmings. I was shopping today in 20 degrees and 40 mph winds with horizontal snow. NOT nice!

kaghos said...

yea i total agree with you, the snowman looks extra starkly

Autumn said...

Ooh I LOVE the snowman in the tree, he's adorable!!!!!

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Terri said...

Wonderful updates. Love the stitching. Absolutley love the baking too. Going to have to see if I can find the recipe for it. And get some zuccini so I can make zuccini bread.

Donna said...

Stitching, baking, framing oh my! Great job on all!