Saturday, February 15, 2014

What did you do during the blizzard of '14, Grandma?

I filled bird feeders and I made French Onion Soup and Banana Cake and I paid $30 each to three different young men to shovel out our driveway three times within a 48 hour period during which 23.8 inches of snow fell.  I did a little housework and a little laundry.  But mostly I stitched.

To give you a bit of perspective, that retaining wall at the back of the yard is 6 feet high as is the chain link fence at the side of the yard.  What with the winds being so fierce, the snow in the backyard drifted more than halfway up the wall in several places.  Near the center of the photo you can see one of our wrought iron patio chairs, very nearly buried.

Appropriately enough, I'd like to announce the winners of my giveaway to chase away the winter blues.  Tweety Rocks gets the Lighthouse Candle Mat from Prairie Grove Peddler.  Calamity Jr. gets JBW's Christmas Tree Sampler.  And YukonViv gets Cedar Hills Berry Patch Rabbit.  I'll be e-mailing them as soon as this is posted.  I want to thank all those who participated in my little contest.  For those who weren't quite so lucky this time, keep checking the blog.  I stage an annual stitching limerick writing contest in March with a $20 gc to 123stitch as a prize.  And I do give away many charts as I am finished with them.  Not all, of course, some charts are keepers.  But I do give away most of my charts because I seldom stitch a chart twice and there are only a few designers' work that I collect.  I'll be offering Pineberry Lane's Mehitabel's Redwork Sampler [see photo below] as a giveaway when I am through with it, sometime in the next few weeks.

Tomorrow I'll have some stitching photos to show.


CalamityJr said...

Oh, what fun news to cheer this snowy day. I look forward to stitching this tree and bunnies. Thank you!

Vickie said...

Holy Toledo! I am glad you two are safe and snug. Even if you are out $90. Oh well. What are you gonna do? Can't wait for it to melt!!

tr said...

You sure cheered up my day thank you so much I am sorry you are out $90.00 we got so much snow the city is running out of places to dump it.

Spring is coming soon yippie

Maggee said...

That's a LOT of snow!

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

Congrats to the winners.

That is certainly an impressive snow fall, and equally impressive young men prepared to work hard for their snow-shovelling money!

Julie said...

WOW!! that's a lot of snow!
Congrats to your winners.

Beauty Bonnet said...

Wow, that's a lot of snow! Talk about being 'snowed in'!
Congratulations to the winners!