Dec 14, 2009

Marvelous Monday Update 12/14/09

JAPANESE FUROSHIKI
A cool way to wrap gifts!




STITCHY STUFF
Karen sent Celeste and me a cute little Christmas package. Celeste loves her little treats. Thanks for thinking of me, Karen!


I stitched on 3 different projects last week... Imagine that!

Simply Elegant Scissor Case


Flower & Bee


NEW!
Gingerbread House

WEATHER
Just thought I'd share a few pics after the storm we had last week....

A few days after the snowstorm, it became bitterly cold. Snowpiles became really frozen in place and I had ice "piles" (for lack of better term) at the end of my driveway. It warmed up... if you call 25-33F "warm"... and a little bit of snow melted. Now it's bitterly cold again. That wind is quite biting on the 'ole face. There is still plenty of snow to go around, if anyone is interested!

30 comments:

Emily said...

Snow is so pretty when you don't have to shovel or drive in it.

J Rae said...

Wow! Can't get over all the snow!

You've certainly been busy with your stitching!

Nice little Christmas package. :-)

Thanks for sharing the cool Japanese recycle gift wrapping video. Very neat ideas!

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Wow that snow is so pretty - though I don't like it when it happens, it's so troublesome! Love the stitching - it's all so delicate

Blu said...

Isn't the snow gorgeous when you're looking at it, but not out in it?
Your stitching looks lovely~

Carolyn NC said...

Wow, the snow is so beautiful, but I'm sure when you're shoveling your driveway, "pretty" is not what you're thinking!
Wow, Alan Jackson's song "Where Were You" just played. I'd forgotten about this song - how moving once again to hear it.

Carolyn NC said...

PS - stitching looks great and cool gift! Love the video - pretty cool1

Shari said...

love the wrapping demo!!! what a clever idea!! Maybe I can do that for my dog groomers gift!!! she can then use the cloth for bandanas. love your gift. wow, lots of snow. can't believe I am in the state next door & we didn't get any!!

Cyndi Harris ~ said...

Love the wrapping idea! What a great way to give twice! And all that snow,it's just so pretty...from here. I guess not while you're shoveling. Happy stitching!

valerie said...

Wow, look at all that snow! That house looks so pretty...in a "I wish I could live there" type of way but then....oh...lots of snow to shovel! lol

Rachel S said...

The snow pics are lovely! Snow is nice when you can stay home!

Your stitching looks good. Who is the Gingerbread House by?

Mel said...

Great stitching Meari! :)
Wow, those are some incredible pics. Looks like Canada to me. ;)
We are finally getting some warm weather, hope it's coming your way too.

Jo said...

The snow was bad for you but the photos are WONDERFUL. We just dont have snow like that here, its usually gone within a couple of days much to my boys disgust!

Alberta said...

Meari...that gift wrapping piece is brilliant!

The scissor case looks so delicate - a hint of spring perhaps!

I love fresh fallen snow...wanna trade for out bitter temperatures?

Donna said...

Thank you for sharing that gift wrapping idea. The stitching stuff is wonderful.
And thank you for sharing your snow pics. We don't get that kind of snow in Central Texas and it certainly doesn't last that long. Nice to look at in PICTURES!

Mylene said...

Great pictures of the snow. Thanks for sharing.
You have been busy stitching and all are looking wonderful.

stitcherw said...

You did get hit with the snow. We didn't get that much, and most melted back off. However, it's been snowing again most of today and since is only around 18 (not considering wind chill) it's sticking. Love your projects, especially Gingerbread House, that's looking so cute.
Sue

Daffycat said...

Lovely stitching and great job getting time in on three projects!

Love the snow pictures. It's been bitter cold here but no snow. I'd love some if I didn't have to drive in it!

Anonymous said...

Lovely video. Your stitching looks very pretty, you can keep the snow, we have had some but nothing like that yet.

Marl

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

Wow Meari...you sure got snow...wow....and it is very bitterly cold here too tonight. Wow...I am glad that my area didn't get that snow...geez.

Take care & Happy Stitching

Nancy M said...

Glad to see your stitching updates! The snow is very pretty when you took the photos....but living with it, I know the *beauty* goes away fast and you get the dirty stuff. Funny how we don't have any in our grass! Well maybe not funny to you! It's been cold, but we missed all the lake effect crap, all going north!

Kate said...

Thanks for sharing the snow pictures. Your stitching projects are looking good.

Debra said...

Beautiful snow pictures, but so glad it is not here. LOL! Nice stitching.

Terry said...

Snow is beautiful, at least it is to me! lol I'm sure you would think so too if you didn't have to shovel it out for hours on end.

Very nice stitching starts!

Don't know how you found the time to stitch with all that snow to be moved off the driveway. At least you're getting a good workout right?!?! ;)

mbroider said...

Ohhhh, am happy there is no snow in my world!!

Nice to see your stitchy pics!!

Mary Ivancicts said...

WOW! It looks beautiful,great pictures, we didn't get that much in Chicago! You don't need to ed any.

~~~Melinda said...

OMG! No thanks you can keep your show! LOL

Rene la Frog said...

Great stitching...That Gingerbread house looks like the one I did and if it is you will love it when finished.

BURRR...the pictures make me want to put on a jacket.

Kristin said...

What gorgeous pictures!

Shelley said...

Your stitching is as beautiful as ever. Love the snowy picks, wish I could be there, to visit. Not sure I want to live with the ice, snow yes, ice, not too sure about that one.

glenda said...

Just to make you feel worse...we don't have much snow at all :) I am really loving the house (looks light blue in the pic) you took a photo of. how beautiful.
Your stitching is all so pretty. I have actually been stitching, but due to camera problems, have not "reported" my progress. :(