Friday, December 21, 2012


Hello stitchy friends!

I didn't think I would get another post in before Christmas. But I wanted to share some snow pictures with you. We got hit with a blizzard last night...I know I had secretly wished for some snow before Christmas, but this was over the top.

I'm not sure how much snow we actually got, guesstimate around 5". But the wind!! Man, it howled all afternoon yesterday and all through the night! Gusts as high as 50mph. So, I woke up to a winter wonderland for sure.

This is a view of our yard north of our house. I haven't ventured outside yet, just have taken some pictures from the windows. My hubby works about an hour away from where we live. So, he left for work a couple of hours early yesterday, and took an overnight bag with him. Good thing, because he did make it to work, but had to spend the night at the hotel there. The interstate he travels on was closed by IDOT sometime last evening.

Our son has a new job near where his dad works. He works first shift, so he tried driving home last night. He ended up getting stuck in a snow bank about 15 miles from home. Luckily a good friend of his got his 4 wheel drive truck out to pick him up about an hour later... So, needless to say he was about 4 hours getting home instead of one hour. But I was so relieved no one got hurt.

The library is closed today. But, I am on vacation until the 27th. Our power went off at least 6 times last night, but it would come back on. So glad we had heat and power throughout.

I did do some stitching last night. Today, I hope to bake some rusks. I am waiting on my yeast to proof now. We will go out and shovel some paths later.

Take care friends.

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  1. Melody,
    Wow look at all that snow. Glad to hear both your Husband and son are safe. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Stay warm!


  2. Wow! I'm so glad you came through the storm with power!!! And that everyone is safe and sound in the end. It sounds like such a scary storm. My DD lost power for a short while, but luckily it sounds like it was only a few hours at most.

  3. Your snow looks beautiful, Meloday! We only ended up with an inch, but at least it looks like winter finally...

    Lucky you having a break until the 27th!! We only get the 24th and 25th off at my library...

    Wishing you a wonderful Christmas with your family :)