Here's a closer look : )
As you can see, the road is plowed & clear of snow. I also noticed after publishing my post yesterday that the nearest neighbors have had their driveways plowed. I just don't get it. In places we have lived in the past, if someone plowed or shoveled their driveway & they noticed that a neighbor was snowed in, they'd come over & ask if they could plow or shovel you out too. Oftentimes they didn't even bother to ask ... they'd just see a need & take care of it. But oh no, not here in The Devil's Playground. Sigh! Bread now joins eggs, milk, & bottled water on the list of things we're out of. Temps are predicted to be in the mid 20s today with no wind. If this holds true, John is planning to walk to town (3 miles) to go to the gas station to see if he can get us some bread & maybe some eggs, then walk back. I'd go with him if it wasn't for my stupid toe : (
Tonight they are predicting another 3-5 inches of snow to fall here along with a "wintery mix," but yes, despite the hardship of not being able to drive anywhere, we're doing okay. Can you guess what I'm making for dinner today???
Okay ... it won't be dinner, but I'll be making it : )
Yesterday we saw an unusual bird feeding with the other birds. We were totally puzzled as to what it was, but I did some research & figured it out this morning. It's an Eastern Towhee. Never saw one of these around here before!
I did start kitting some designs yesterday. I don't have a lot of the fabrics called for so today I'm going to see if I can find any substitutions from my stash. Does anyone know of a nice white evenweave fabric (not linen) that I can purchase in a 40 count or thereabouts? I have some 40 count white linen but it may as well be tissue paper that someone bombarded with spit wads. (For those of you who aren't familiar with these, spit wads are made by chewing a scrap of paper until it's a small wet ball-like mass, then either spitting it directly from your mouth or through a straw at something or someone. This was sadly a popular pastime in my neighborhood when I was growing up.) I am really saddened at the state of linen fabrics lately. It seems that 90% of the time when I order a piece of linen, it is full of slubs that can't be removed without destroying the fabric, &/or it has a lot of "plant matter" woven into the fabric that is next to impossible to remove. I happened upon a new fabric this morning (new to me) & wonder if anyone is familiar with it. It's called Floba. It's advertised as being an evenweave & comes in 36 count. I can't use something like 20 count evenweave & just stitch over one because these designs I'm wanting to stitch include words & it's pretty much impossible to stitch letters nicely over one. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Also, if you know of any good linen fabrics, I'd like to know about those too : )