Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Snow Day Crafting

Last week we had yet another snow day. I didn't get as much crafting in as I had hoped, but I did make great progress on Large Cross-stitch #1. It went from this:
to this:
I really love when you can see a lot of progress and there were some large sections of black that stitched up really quickly. Yay!
Speaking of snow days. Last Thursday's snow started early, my glider looked like this in the morning.
As the day went on the snow got deeper.
 This is my view today. Could it be that Spring is finally on its way?
Yes, that is still snow covering the lawn in my back yard (my front yard too), but I can finally see grass around the edges. We are supposed to have another 50 degree day on Wednesday. 
I have made a bit of progress on my jacket sleeve. I thought it would be finished by now and I would be on to the second sleeve. I was really enjoying cross-stitching though so I spent most of my free time on that. 
It has definitely grown from my last update. I will return to it soon. 
I am joining Ginny for Yarn Along today. What are you knitting/crocheting? What are you reading? Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are up to. 
As for reading, I finished Shadow of the Night (All Souls Trilogy #2) and I am almost halfway through with The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy #3) both by Deborah Harkness. Can you tell I really love this trilogy? I can't get enough of the intrigue and historic adventures of these witches and vampires. I will be truly sorry when I am finished. 

That is all for now.
Thanks for stopping by!

9 comments:

mamasmercantile said...

Such wonderful progress on the cross stitch, you really can see a big difference. All that snow lets hope you will see the end of it soon.

Kaelyn Angelfoot said...

The snow is finally starting to melt around here too! I'm anxious for warmer weather. Love the cross stitch project, it is coming along so nicely.

Corrie B said...

It must be nearly finished! This has been such a huge project, I can't wait to see it done :)

CathieJ said...

Thanks. I did enjoy the snow days for their crafting opportunities, but not for the shoveling.

Donna said...

I bet you can't wait to be able to sit on that bench with some crochet in hands enjoying the warm sun.

CathieJ said...

I am definitely looking forward to crafting on my bench.

karen said...

we have been watching the snow melt quite quickly and I for one am happy to see some lawn. Soon the back yard will be free of snow and Frodo can frolic :) Love the stitching, so much progress!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, my goodness, that cross stitch bridge is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!! The color is just wonderful. Yes, spring MUST be on the way... I hope! blessings ~ tanna

Carol said...

Your WIP is coming along great, Cathie! And your weather looks much like ours. I hope that all of our snow has finally melted by week's end :)