Sunday, February 7, 2010

Lots of Pic's, Lots of Snow~~

Ok, so a groundhog tells ya there is going to be 6 more weeks of winter and then WHAM! We are socked with 2 feet of snow or more. Would someone just do me a favor and shoot the darn critter next year?? Honestly, there was NO sun out that day when the man pulled the animal from the hole. So how could there be a shadow? There are people all around with spot lights camera flashes, etc. Of COURSE there will be a shadow. Leave him alone already lol. Ok, i'm off my soapbox with that.

Yes, we had a lot of snow. Too much for me to the point it put me in a blue mood. And I don't like being in a blue mood. So now I'd like the sun to come out and melt it all away really fast. I'm not one to play in it, just me. Sun is shining today, so I hope it melts all that is left on the roads.

Went out on Friday night with my two girlfriends Donna and Rachel. We had a LOT of catching up to do. Since it was snowing hard, we decided to walk to Pizza Hut. They had hoods on and the snow was blowing right in their faces. I don't own a coat with a hood, so I had an umbrella :). The place had a few couples eating and then I couldn't believe how many more showed up. All had suv's. We ended up being the last ones to leave. The waitress didn't know how to tell us that they were shutting the place down at 8:30 for the employees safety lol. We had a lot of good laughs. (a couple pitchers of beer helped with that). Soo we walked home and stayed at my house and caught up some more. By the time the girls left around 11:00 or so, there was already a good amount of snow on the ground. They just live across and down the street. Funny watching them skip through it on their way out lol. I got up around 3 or so to take some advil (yes, it was the beer, it's been a long time) and I looked outside in amazement. I could barely see my car and there was another vehicle half in our driveway. I had no clue who's it was. When George got up, he said the guy just about had it dug out.

Everyone was out snowblowing away when I got up. George was in the basement waiting for the snow to stop. If he is going to do something, he wants to do it just once. Why keep going back out? It was a little before 1:00 when he started. He went out and came right back in. Said this is going to be a 2 person job lol. We are so thankful he bought his new toy a few days ago. Cause we would still be out there. This is out my front door. The drift when we opened the garage door. My car is somewhere in front of the truck lol.

George just getting started

I just went out to take a picture of George shoveling off our deck. My goodness, it was deep! So now the streets are pretty much cleared. I'm in the house doing a little bit of hooking and watching some tv. No need to go out. I'm stocked up on food.

This past Thursday was the hook-in at Grantstreet. Oh my, we had something like 20 people coming and going that day. What a blast!

Here is Betty's rug she finished. Her and Sherry and Betsy stopped by first thing in the morning to pick up some more wool for their next projects. Sorry I didn't get a shot of them.

Teresa also came back and was determined to finish hooking her background. Here she is pulling the last couple loops! Just needs to finish the border.
Marian just wanted to get out of the house. I think the thought of being in from the snow that was coming was enough to get people out and about for some fresh air! She was looking through some magazines.
Joan came and brought quite a few rugs she was finished hooking. She just needed to bind them. And here are some of the others that she brought with her.

This one took her 2 weeks and 2 days to finish! It's 60" long. The woman amazes me~~

She's a true pretzel lover too :) How cool is this?

She just keeps going and going. ....

Linda really needs a headset or something. This phone is always stuck to her ear lol. Doesn't stop her from hooking, but her neck must really hurt after awhile! Well, Joanne did it again! She surprised us by coming out. And it was her Birthday! She even brought the cupcakes lol. We told her that we were talking about getting her a cake for when she came out. But it would help if we knew! It's ok, I forgive her :). She got quite a bit done on her project. I couldn't show it though. But here's a shot of her working on it. Her and Willa were busily hooking away. BOTH of them are extremely fast hookers.

Joanne brought me a sweet gift for transferring a pattern for her. Something I don't mind doing at all, and there was no need for her to give me anything! It is really nice. She has one and I told her how nice it was. Her mom makes them. And inside was some tea, some weavers cloth and a bag of dark m&m's! Notice they still aren't opened. Super Bowl tonight, so I'm sure I'll be ripping into them lol. Thank you so much Joanne, I just love it all. Your Mom is a wonderful quilter/sewer!
Here is one of the quilts that Barb finished up and brought along to show us. I think she said it just needs to be quilted. This was all hand pieced. Very lovely.
Here is another quilt, and it looks like it's Linda's. Poor Barb is on the other side and you can't see her. So no, Linda did NOT do this quilt..... (although she certainly could if she wanted too. She is a good quilter too!)
Here's Barb!! And here is the back of it. It's just beautiful!

Beth was busily working on her crow rug. I took a picture of her sister Jill, but it didn't come out :(. Hers and a couple others ended up too blurry. Sorry Jill! Louise was busy working on some stitching of a penny rug.

Becky was hooking her pattern of Goat Hill.

Brenda was working on a rug that is a gift for a child's room and she was looking at some patterns from Norma Batastini which Linda is giving a class on in April and Brenda is attending.

Aaron helped out by holding up a rug that Brenda did also. It's very nice. The tail is all sculpted.
And speaking of Aaron, I have a new bestest friend. Will pronounces it the same way I do, and also my friend Rachel! So there! (making the raspberries sound lol)

Tonya was working on whipping her rug. Love how she uses her scraps. And even though it was an extremely busy day, I was able to whip this pineapple piece I did a long time ago. Not sure yet if I will keep it or put it on Etsy. Will make up my mind soon.

Last week I also received a gift in the mail. Our group on line was doing a Sweet Friend swap for Valentine's day. Rhonda had my name, and this is what I received! I loved everything. Thank you Rhonda for the wool, candy, socks, candle, pin, penny rug covered calendar and antique pin cushion.

I had Chris' name and this is what I gave her. I had to go on to our group so I could copy her picture. I forgot to take one lol.
Well, I think I remembered everything. Again, I didn't get some pictures of some of the people that came, and some came out blurry. It was a wonderful time though. Right on through to the late night hours. I don't think I left there until after midnight.

I'm going to sit and hook some more and get some laundry done. My son came over today to work on this computer a bit. It's been freezing up. I like to do the blog from this one rather than my lap top if I can. He said he will be redoing a bunch of stuff on it when he gets the time. So far, what he did already is working just fine.

Here's hoping you all have a wonderful week! Enjoy the Super Bowl if you plan on watching it, and if not, I hope your hands are working hard.........


weaverpat said...

Hi Kathy,
Yeah, shoot the groundhog!!!
We didn't need THAT much snow!
Looks like you all had a great time at Grant Street. What a crowd! Wish I would have gotten my lazy behind out for the occasion. Really I was home dying wool!
Stay warm!

Joanne said...

Wow - perfect timing on the purchase of that Snowblower! Geez it looks like you got 3 feet or more! I thought we got alot - but you win - and you can gladly keep the title! LOL! Did you umbrella survive the storm?

corinna said...

snowbound for sure
that is a ton of snow- literally

stay warm under piles of wool :0)

love all the finishes
esp the scrap rud with color circles on black background
and your pineapple barn is a cutie!

Kim said...

I agree - shoot that pesky groundhog. I thought we had alot of snow but you have more. While I feel bad for you....I wouldn't trade places. LOL

moosecraft said...

Hi Kathy! Don't know how I missed this update? Those pictures of your snow are scary! I can't even imagine what your area looks like now after this second storm... geeeeez! I'm sooooo done with winter it isn't even funny! Thanks for sharing the pics of the rugs and quilts... some super nice colors to cheer up the days!

TeresaM said...

Your pineapple looks great all finished up!!! I see you figured out how to do the top and it is perfect!

Wow! That was a busy busy day!

We are still snowed in from this last storm...........997 is drifted in both directions! Sure hope it's open for my DH to get to work Friday! I need to get some work done!!!