Monday, January 25, 2016

Round Eight: the Winter Storm Edition

It's amazing how much you can stitch when the weatherpeople tell you not to go outside. Not that I really needed their help avoiding it! Overnight we had gusty winds and snow, of course, but the next day it just kept snowing and snowing. Nothing like getting winter all at once. My daffodils had buds before they were covered in snow. I'd tell you how much but it was so windy that the snow drifted in ways that make it difficult to tell. For example, on one side of our driveway, the snow drifts as high as the Honda Civic; on the other side, you can see the neighbor's lawn poking out. According to the paper, we got 22" out this way. And a two hour delay today! (Only because the college is surrounded by tertiary roads, and I bet they're still digging those out. Our street is down to one lane.)

Anyway, last night I finished stitching Sadie's Stocking! You'll just have to take my word for it that the name is stitched--I want to protect everyone's privacy.

In the rotation, this will be replaced by either Mary's Stocking or Christian's Stocking. Plenty of stocking left to stitch!

18 comments:

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

The stocking turned out great! I love the twirls behind her and the basket is adorable. This will be used and loved for many, many years. A lifetime probably, which makes it a pretty amazing gift!

Amy said...

What a cute stocking!

Robin in Virginia said...

Congratulations on getting the stocking finished! I think my favorite part is the little village in the toe. Stay safe and warm!

valerie said...

Great job! Sadie is the stocking I stitched for myself. Love it!

Linda said...

Congrats on the gorgeous finish Nikki.

Linda

Beth said...

Nice way to hunker down safe and warm

Julie said...

I do love these stockings, yours turned out beautifully.
Stay warm and cosy, I've been watching the news about your snowfall.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a great excuse to stay in and stitch. The stocking looks great, especially the patterned sheep.

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

It looks gorgeous and wonderful! Stitch on!

Minnie said...

Beautiful design, love the sheep.

Blu said...

Congrats on the finish! The Shepherd's Bush stockings are all so pretty.

KimM said...

Lovely finish. I enjoy it when the weather is crummy and I must stay in. Time to stitch and watch a good movie 😃
xxx

Melinda Forbes said...

Your stocking turned out great. I am so very happy we missed the storm up here in Central New York. Play it safe!!!!

Brigitte said...

Gorgeous, this stocking. And so great that you finish it. That snow storm just had to be good for something, lol.

hookedonstitches said...

Great finish!

Bea said...

Yay for the finish and what a terrific stocking. Boo hiss to the snow, although you obviously made the most of the bad weather.

Beth W said...

Congrats! It looks fantastic (and yay for a snow day). :D

Sheryl S. said...

This is a lovely design with lots of tiny details. love the sheep.