Monday, March 10, 2008

Snow...Snow...and more Snow

It started on Friday and came with a vengeance on Saturday which was lucky really for all the commuters. The weather forecasters were telling everyone to stay inside and not to venture out. But did we listen? Of course not, we had to go wedding dress shopping! And the stores were empty so it was a great time to go! Carrie made her final decision and ended up back at the store that is 5 minutes from our house LOL! So the dress is on order, veil and headpiece too!!

Here are a couple of pictures of the aftermath~

Hubby measured snowfall on Saturday to be about 10" or 27 cm in our back yard. Poor doggies had a hard time as every time they went outside, they had to create new pathways for themselves. We are only 17 cm short of a new record snowfall this winter for the Greater Toronto region...yeah, whoopee....Its pretty until you have to start shovelling it!

On the stitching front, I started Love with a Capital L! And I love working on it. I decided on using the 40 ct lambswool linen, the colour worked a little better with the Gloriana Cranberry silk floss we decided to use, and the 40 ct gave me slightly more room for edging since I only had a fat1/4 of the 40 ct and 36 ct fabric. This is a picture after about 10 hours on it.
Thanks so much to everyone who drops by and reads my blog! Staci, I'm so happy you have joined the blogging world, I've tried tracking your blog numerous times and I was so grateful to find it! Here is the link everyone: Snippets and Stash. She's a new blogger and has some gorgeous pictures of her wonderful work.

19 comments:

AnnMcD said...

Great news on the wedding dress decision but what a day to be out and about!

Kelly said...

I'm so happy Carrie picked the dress she did! It looks so beautiful on her! I'm going with Erin on Saturday to look at the dress Carrie picked out for us!

All the snow looks so pretty! Hopefully it won't hang around for too long though!

Cheryl said...

I love this piece and i love the colour you have chosen to stitch it in. I will enjoy watching your progress for sure.
Thats great your daughter got her wedding dress, how exciting!

Nicole said...

Wow Wendy, I can't believe all the snow you have there!! Your new start is gorgeous!!! I can't wait to see more! :)

Carla said...

Glad Carrie found her wedding dress :)
Great start on Love!

Jennifer said...

The red silk is going to be gorgeous for that piece! I can't wait to see your progress on it!

Beatrice said...

Oh Goodie you got the dress. To bad you were out in that bad weather...Mind you it wasn't busy that's a bonus.
I visited Staci's blog and put her on my reader.
Lovely snow photos...but not much fun to clear.
Have a good day!

staci said...

Looks like a winter wonderland there~~I bet you're ready for spring!!! Wonderful new about the dress, I'm sure it's gorgeous!!!

Love your new WIP, it's so lovely. And thanks for visiting my new blog, it's been so much fun!!! Everyone is so sweet and supportive.

Annemarie said...

How wonderful that Carrie found the perfect dress!
You know, that snow is just amazing. It's not fair. You get more than you want and we get nothing at all.
Great start to 'Love...', and thanks for the link to Staci's blog.
Keep warm and safe!

Stitcher said...

Love your new start, and please don't send the snow to the UK.

Heidi said...

Glad she found her perfect wedding dress and what a pretty piece! I have seen a few WIP's of this one but always seems to be in blue, love your colour choice though and in silk!

tkdchick said...

Glad to hear your daughter found her dress. That's one of the stressful parts done!

Love looks great! My goodness how many projects do you have on 40ct????

Christine said...

I love the thread you chose for your Love piece. Is one of your daughter's wedding colours red? Our colours were red and dark grey. Are you stitching over two on 40ct?

Wow, I can't believe how much snow you guys have gotten! I'm glad you were able to take advantage of quiet stores for shopping. Normally Saturdays at bridal stores are crazy!

Laura said...

All you Canadians really got buried with snow this last weekend. I hope the weather clears up for you now. Your new start looks fabulous.

Carol said...

Oh yuck! I feel for you with all of that snow!! {{HUGS}} Your start on Love with a Capital L is fantastic!!

Julianne said...

Hi Wendy,

I'm glad you didn't get buried in snow. I feel for your dogs. Mine don't like to go out in the rain.

Great work on the sampler. I like the color silk you're using.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

What a gorgeous flourish, Wendy! I love your start on the "Love" piece. Been thinking of you as I've worked on Neighborhood RR!
Hugs,
Deb

Itching To Stitch said...

I'm watching someone else stitch "Love with a Capital L", I love this design. Glorianna Cranberry and a great choice of fiber for the linen. It looks great ;)

Kathy A. said...

Wendy, what a lovely color and fabric for Love. I am sure it will be just stunning done. That was a quick wedding dress shop. Good for her to find one she likes so easily.