Hello and Good Morning!
It appears the weather folks were correct...for a change...we have not had a storm like we are having currently for a long, long time. Yesterday we had sleet ALL morning. You could hear it hitting the window and at times making an awful racket. At some point in the afternoon it changed back to snow. Fletch was out shoveling a path to the bird feeder and I stepped out to take a picture. This was at 9 p.m. last night (Monday night):
And now it is 6 a.m. This next picture is one I took when I stepped out on the patio at 5:30 a.m. this morning:
It looks very similar, but I can tell it is a little deeper. The weather app on my phone is showing the snow continuing through 7 p.m. tonight. That will be a lot! Or as my friend Leslie commented, "that's a butt load of snow!"
I did make a turkey pot pie for dinner which turned out great (and I forgot to take a picture) and also made some bread (and failed to take a picture of that too). We haven't tried the bread yet, but it's an oatmeal bread with wheat germ and both whole wheat and white flour. Work was a little busy for me, but not too crazy.
The birds were feeding like crazy ALL day. This guy showed up at our peanut feeder while Fletch and I were having lunch.
Lots of blue jays, chickadees, tufted titmice, sparrows, wrens, woodpeckers, cardinals, etc. Fun to watch. And, amusement for Tyg of course! He was trying to help last night as I took pictures of my Quaker Autumn Sampler:
Poor Tyg has been a little stir crazy. He goes out and then comes back in...then goes out again and comes back in...then chases kitty ghosts all around the house. After a bit he will settle in a chair in the kitchen where he can feel the warmth of the heater or he will sprawl on the bathroom floor tucking his paws underneath the heater.
But, speaking of the sampler, it is TNT, or Tiny Needle Tuesday and a little bit of progress has been made in the past week.
The letter Y, the acorn and the rabbit were all stitched this past week. The rabbit looks more like a Jackalope minus the antlers. Fletch thinks it looks like a Kokopelli. Whatever it is, it was fun to stitch. Slowly but surely the sampler is filling in a bit.
On another topic, I'm tempted to fool around a bit with MDK's Kiki Mariko pattern - looks like an awful lot of fun. Is anyone working with this (or have you in the past)? The MDK post today shows a sweater (!!!) in that pattern as well as a cowl and, of course, the rug.
Planning to get more knitting (and maybe a bit of stitching) done today. The bathrooms need to be cleaned as well and now some laundry because earlier I spilled an entire cup of coffee on me! Klutz! Have a wonderful Tuesday!