Sunday, January 27, 2013

WIPocalypse, January 2013

How is winter going for you? We had a rare (for here) ice storm on Thursday and while we do pretty well driving around in the snow, driving on ice slicked roads was a whole new story. When I got into my car to commute to work the traffic reports were saying that the roads were icey, drive slow, but passable. 40 minutes into my commute (and the usual time it take me to get to work) I'd barely passed the halfway point and the traffic reports had changed their tune. Stay home if you can! Delay your drive for at least 2 hours!  It was too late for me and traffic had come to a full and complete stop.  It was stop and creep the rest of the way into work. All total it took 2 hours and 20 minutes to go 36 miles.

Since I finished up the Owls Birth Record last week, it was time for a return of an old friend.  I put a couple of hours of work on Heirloom Nativity Sampler by The Victoria Sampler.  As a reminder, I'm stitching it with the specified flosses, over 2 on 28 count Delft Blue linen.

I did some more mindless stitching on Poinsettia House by Country Cottage Needleworks of the Santa's Village Collection.  I filled in the red stripes and then did a few snowflakes.  This is being promoted to the at work project.  I might be able to keep up with the houses if I can work on this for 30 minutes everyday at lunch.

And since I'm crazy, I've got a new start.  Valentines day is one of my least favorite holidays and yet every year I manage to stitch something heart related for it.  This year I'm stitching up a freebie that's on the Welchet site.  It's by Tempting Tangles and called 2013 Valentine.  I'm stitching it over 2 on 32 count White Opalecent linen with two strands of WDW's Love.  I picked up the thread a while ago because it was pretty.  I'm glad to be using it on a project.

I've knocked off another 27.93 miles from the 1000 mile challenge.  That means I've walked 115.38 thus far this year and have 884.62 more miles to go. Keen!  I've also seen the lowest reading on the scale in forever.  163.8.  Yes, it's still overweight, but much better than where I started out a couple of years ago.

Here's hoping that this upcoming week is better in the stitching and commuting department.  The forecast has many days of snow.  So long as the freeways are kept clear and everyone keeps their head while driving, it shouldn't be too bad.

Hugs and Stitches,


Thoeria said...

Oh lovely stitching! I have that heart in my collection too.....but since I've banned myself from new starts....I guess it'll just have to wait until I get through my pile of WIPS!

cucki said...

beautiful stitching xxx

Caitlin Jordan said...

great stitching :D