Well, a bit more snow fell than was forecast! Here is what it looked like all morning (well, from 9:30 on) - a downy at the suet feeder and other birds flying in to sample thistle seeds and meanwhile the snow coming down like crazy!
All told, we ended up with an additional 5" or so. By 2 p.m. the snow had stopped and temps had risen above freezing. It still felt cold and damp to me, but Fletch went out and shoveled a path to the birdfeeder as well as out to the compost area. We did not get the forecast rain, so there is still a lot of snow on the ground.
It was a good day to say inside and have some tea. I had a fairly busy morning work-wise, but the early afternoon provided an opportunity for some knitting and stitching. The past week was a pretty good one for my tiny needle. Here's an overview of where my Quaker Autumn Sampler now stands.
You can see the middle motif is finished - complete with a hunter and a deer! In addition to finishing that motif, I managed to stitch 3 leaves, the letters X, D and Q, a small bird to the right of the D and the larger bird with a branch (of something) and a red beak. Here's a close up:
Still quite a bit to stitch on this, but I can tell the end is in sight!
I tried a new recipe last night that turned out delicious! Encilada stuffed mushrooms:
Portobella Mushroom caps stuffed with a mixture of sauteed onions, pepper and garlic. Then you add some frozen corn and a can of (rinsed) black beans. A bunch of spices, some fresh chopped cilantro and a small can of red enchilada sauce. I baked them at 400 for about 20 minutes then pulled them out to add some shredded cheese on top and sliced jalapenos on mine. I made fresh quacamole to go with it. So yummy!!
Hope everyone is having a great week!