Starting early last evening, schools and organizations started putting out notifications that they were going to be closed today due to weather conditions. This morning when I left for work, my car registered
According to weather forecasters, this is the coldest weather my area has seen in 40 years. Absolutely bone-chilling! I drove to work with the heater on HIGH, the heated seats ON, and a heavy blanket laid across my lap. I had boots, scarf and hat on, too. In addition to the subzero temps, there was blowing and drifting snow. Lucky for me, the main highway was mostly clear. I'm hoping that the plows go through before I get off work otherwise I foresee roads with snow drifts across them.
I said good-bye to Yuku on Saturday... She's now on her way back home to Debby. Originally, I had planned to start something new when I finished her. Kinda like a reward after doing all that backstitching and French knots. I decided instead to finish the Thinking Positive Sampler by Jardin Prive. I've made quite a bit of progress since my last WIP pic at the PALS retreat. Last night, I finished Part 2:
Other WIP photos can be seen HERE.
The colors are a bit washed out in the photo. Taking a photo in the dead of night doesn't work very well! When I used incandescent lighting with bounce flash, the fabric color was truer to real life, but the stitching was washed out. Using direct flash, the fabric color turned purple and looked like it was stained. Ugh! Daylight is the way to go, I'm tellin' ya! I'm going to hold off on a new start until I get TP finished.
That's all I have for this week. Short and Sweet.
Until next time...
(Who's freezing in the Upper Illinois Tundra!)