Friday, December 16, 2016
In Winter's Grip
Winter has really taken hold of us here in E. Washington, in a grip that we haven't experienced for at least 8 years. This week we've had two snow storms for a total depth of 8 inches, which is a lot for us. But it's not just the snow, it's also the low temperatures hitting us from the frigid Northlands. Today's high will be 21F, tomorrow it'll be 14F with lows near 0!
Of course, this comes just in time for the Cable Bridge Run Saturday morning which my son Kyle has signed up for. He's still planning to run - good thing he has a lot of running gear he can layer up with!
This week I succeeded in getting the Christmas tree assembled AND decorated. Here is the result.
It's in the corner so I have to decorate only half the tree, and even then I did not load it up as much as I normally do. And I'm ok with that! :D
I've also gotten some Christmas gifts ordered for the grandkids, but I think it's mainly going to be a gift card/$$ Christmas and everyone can do their own shopping! With Christmas on Sunday this year, this will streamline the opening of gifts and we can get to dinner at a decent time.
So with all the above activities, stitching did not happen once again. This is normal operating procedure for me during December. But I did manage to order a couple of things to make stitching better.
drawers from Amazon to store my DMC in. Currently I have most of it in snack size ziploc bags filed in photo storage boxes, which has been fine. But a gal on Facebook Stitch Maynia shared this item, 4 of them, with her DMC all organized beautifully in them and I couldn't resist. I think this will make pulling floss so much easier than messing with the bags. She mounted the drawers on the wall, but I have lots of shelf space for them.
And then Vonna shared her magnifier light the other day. I have magnifiers, but have been considering buying something like this that puts the light right on the project instead of overhead lighting. Here's the one she likes, and mine just came in today.
Have a wonderful stitchy weekend!