Well, we have instant coffee and pudding, instant messaging, and now instant winter… for us in northern Illinois anyway. Yesterday it was over a foot of snow and this morning it is 10℉ (-12℃), so it is definitely wintry out there.
Oh, what fun!!! No, not really… The only GREAT thing is that by the end of the week it will be in the 50s again! Yay!
As the sun was coming up, I took some icy looking pictures. Can you feel how cold it is?
Tonight (7:00 pm, CST) I will have “Snowmen and Candy Canes” available on my website. It’s only fitting, don’t you think? Here’s a sneak peak.
So, who do you think models it better, Lucy (top) or Gina?
Bye for now! I’ll be back later with the post for this ensemble. Have a great day!
The television meteorologists were all wrong! We were supposed to get up to 7″ of snow, and instead we got about 12″—and it’s still coming down, heavier than ever! This is a February snowstorm, wet and heavy. Luckily we were able to cancel our plans and call it a “snow day”, so a stay-at-home day for us.
Here is a photo of our front walk two days ago.
And here is our front walk now.
And here was our stand of spruce trees on Thursday.
And this is how our backyard is looking today.
The birds get so hungry during a snowstorm. Luckily the bird feeder is full of sunflower seeds.
The magnolia tree is loaded with snow.
The red crab apples are barely noticeable now.
I think we’ve gotten a few more inches in the time it took me to write this blog post. Geez, we still have another month of autumn!
Amelia’s jingly Christmas set is hand knit with lace merino yarn. Her dress is knit in an off white and her Santa hat is knit with yarn that I hand dyed to a light red or berry-ish color. The fuzzy mohair/silk yarn adds a Santa-like “fur” band of trim.
The hand embroidered motifs are itty bitty (just like Amelia Thimble), but oh, so festive.
Here is Amelia Thimble posing with Sugar shortly after I completed their winter white sets, happy girls. They cannot wait to help Santa this year!
For more information on Amelia Thimble’s “A White Christmas” set, please visit my “Shop What’s New” page at cindyricedesigns.com.