It's pretty sad when the temperatures get into the 20's, people here say, "It's pretty warm out today!" LOL, amazing how perspective changes when there's weeks of subzero temperatures.
The colder temps have created some gorgeous sunrises.
A new term was coined at work: Tunnels of Terror. This is a view from the front windshield of my car. See how high the snowbanks are? Normally, I can see cornfields, bean fields, and farms. Now, nothing but snowbanks. This one is actually pretty good because both lanes are fully cleared. There have been times I've driven to work where half my lane was covered in snow and ice.
Over the weekend, my area received another 4" of the light fluffy stuff. My snowblower barely throws the snow up and over the banks of snow on the side of my drive way.
My ort bag was quite full, so I pulled out all the orts resulting from 2013 stitching. I was surprised at how many snippets there were:
(As you can see, Froggie insisted on sneaking into the photo!)
I have two new starts this week. The first is You Are So Loved by Snowflower Diaries. If you look at the original design, you'll notice I have changed the colors.
The second start is N is for Nurse by Sweetheart Tree. It will be a pretty quick stitch once I finish the nurse. You can see the over-one stitching on her hands and face if you click on the image.
More BFC arrived in last week's mail. I received an adorable card from Sue and Peanut (who is her "baby" chihuahua).
The sweet "SM" (surrogate Mom) that she is,
she also sent a couple of gifts for me:
Thank you for being so thoughtful, Sue!
Japanese Garden saw some progress, too. I finished all the lazy daisy stitches for the bamboo stalks at the 9 o'clock bridge. (Never thought I'd get them finished!) Here's what it looked like before:
Random Acts of Kindness
Did you know Feb 10-16 is Random Act of Kindness Week? I plan on doing a RAK at least once day for the entire week. What about you? Next week, I will post the kindnesses I did.