Virginia is being pounded by a huge snow storm. It's been declared a state of emergency. We have not seen this kind of snow since 1983. That means all three of my kids have never seen this much snow. I stopped at the grocery store last night along with everyone else on the East Coast and they were out of EVERYTHING. No potatoes....what is that all about?
We had some huge tree branches removed yesterday because as you can see they were very close to where we park and knew they would come down during the heavy snow.
Our driveway is probably 75 yards long....and all we have is one little shovel. Should be fun.
The dogs on the other hand are WORSE than little kids...begging at the door to get out there AGAIN!
Just keep your fingers crossed that the plows come through and I can get to work on Monday! (not that I WANT to go...but pretty much HAVE to!)
We got some snow here last weekend.....just enough to make everything beautiful and quiet....
Just look at her.....both back feet off the ground! You'd never know Heidi is 13 years old (91 in dog years!) She's as frisky today as she was as a pup. I know our time left is limited but if she can stay active and healthy like this until her time comes I will be grateful!
This is what Sunday afternoon was all about.....laying around enjoying the sights of snow out the window and relaxing. Does this look comfortable to you? Who needs a snuggi when you've got this?
We recently got a new computer....an apple...and it's a whole new way of doing things.....so just when I had mastered downloading photos and editing them...I have to learn a whole new way of doing it. This computer is supposed to be the cream of the crop but I just sit here and cuss at the monitor when it won't do what I want.
I finished my Christmas shopping! This is the earliest I've ever finished! I'm even catching up on some projects I left incomplete when I left Silver Bella. Pam Garrisons Holly Days class was supposed to be an advent type wreath and I started it in class. I couldn't get my holly leaves to look right so I gave up. I recently found several white poinsettia silk bushes at the thrift store. I bought them not knowing what on earth I'd do with them besides put a few around the tree. I dumped them in my craft room and then I had the light bulb moment.
since I was not too good at cutting out the holly leaves in class, why not use the white silky-velvetish leaves from the poinsettia? This way I can leave it out all year too...it's not really a "Christmas" wreath.
I started this project around 10:00 on a work night. I just kept adding more and more stuff to it....and was determined not to leave it unfinished. I'm really happy with the way it turned out and nothing new was purchased for it....all stuff I had already. I have enough leaves left over to do two more wreaths so I might make another one for my etsy shop..which is EMPTY now! YAY! My little wallpaper packs all sold out!
OH! The fat books are finished and in the hands of their owners! We had 12 participants and one dropped out at the end, so we all made 12 pages. Which means I have an extra book. Haven't decided what to do with it yet, but may auction it on ebay with the proceeds to go to my animal shelter for Christmas.
The theme was "Winter Whites". I was happy with all the pages and the way they all looked together in the book. I will definitely host one of these projects again someday....with trial and error I now know what is involved in doing this!
I hope you all get the chance to slow down and enjoy the season and soak up all the beauty of it!