I surrender to the whining! I love snow, but not ice! And snow fell here but turned to ice overnight, so it was not a Winter Wonderland as I expected. Getting to work was quite a challenge--I had to have my hubby drive because no one is safe if I drive! I admit it! Today it is in the mid-40's and tomorrow they predict low 50's so that should get rid of the remnants of ice here and there. And I will be happy!
I managed to get a few stitches in on a few new starts for 2014. I find that I have joined THREE SAL's. Ha! Found a new one on FB--the Tulip SAL. It is a Hungarian designer's piece and it is gorgeous! I have chosen to do it in shades of purple--are you surprised? It was a tough decision because it looks good in pink also! So, now I am in three! C'est le vie! I have not started the one by Maryse cause I haven't got a good piece of fabric yet! Still pondering it... But I REALLY want to stitch on it SOON!
Here is my meager progress on three starts so far:
Find Your Happy Place for my SIL, using Vikki Clayton's HDF called Peacock, which apparently is no longer offered so I could not get a good shot of it. It is a variety of green, blue/teal-y, and yellow. Despite my poor picture, it is IS quite cheerful!
And this is Shakespeare's Peddler, Magic Garden. I am doing this with my friend Anne on Fridays. This is on a really nice little piece of 36-count Lakeside Linen called Bittersweet... has a pink tinge to it. Doing it one over two. Perfect!
And this is my start on the Tulip Garden SAL It is quite a beautiful pattern, and you can take out parts to make smaller pieces and smalls, period. Not much progress last night, but at least it is started on a mysterious piece of 34-count linen, that has a tighter weave than the LL Bittersweet, but has a pinkish tinge also! Am also doing this one over two. I tried it both ways... one is so much better! It really just depends on the look I want and the fabric.
Gotta do laundry, fix dinner, etc... Maybe I will be able to stitch in a couple of hours...