I'll have to go back out in a little while for another round of shoveling, but if I keep up with it as it comes down it's not so bad. I did the sidewalks on both sides of the block and our neighbors triple wide driveway since she's so nice and letting Jeremy park there while he stays with us. It's not very cold and there isn't any wind so it really isn't so bad, but the snow is a heavy one, not light and fluffy. Great snowball snow!
Have I mentioned how much I detest snow? Yep. I do.
I finished Piper's sweater and mailed it on Monday. She should get the package today and I REALLY, REALLY hope it fits her. It looks really small to me. As I said before, I got gauge and it measured exactly as the pattern specified. It just really looks small. Oh well, we have two great-nieces that are a younger than Piper in Omaha, so maybe someone will wear it. I do love how it turned out.
The smocking was fun if tedious to knit!
The post office said it would cost $.01 more to airmail it and have it there in 2 days or pay a penny less and it would take 5-7 days by truck! I thought that was rather an easy decision. Now she should have it for Valentine's Day.
This is my current project. Another stash busting baby blanket from Caron Simply Soft yarn that I had in my closet. It's just an easy crochet shell stitch.
I won Kathyb and Al's blog drawing over at Compassion Knits on my sidebar! Look at all of the goodies. Beautiful yarn, a weighted bookmark, a cute sheep bookmark, a beautiful butterfly needle gauge and a postcard of a church where her son lives. I love it all. Thank you SO much girls. Now to decide what to do with the yarn? Any ideas?
Sophie is here again while Nita and Larry are on a Jamaican cruise Yes, it's their third cruise so far this winter! Do you see Sophie on the left with Chloe? She blends right into the quilt on our bed! She's quite the snuggler and I really enjoy having her visit us.
Dennis bought me these pretty Pioneer Woman storage containers for my birthday. Those lids make my heart go pitter-patter.
Finally, a couple of Piper photos. Their sweetheart Polly gave them quite a scare last week. She had bacterial pneumonia and they almost lost her. The vet believes she aspirated some food into her lungs and it caused the pneumonia. She is getting better, but this poor sweetheart has so many health issues. It's a wonderful thing that Brad and Mandy rescued her, because the costs for her meds. that she takes daily are astronomical. Most people would not have taken such wonderful care of her. She absolutely adores Piper and is her shadow. She loves her Grandma too! :-)
I was going to cut out and start sewing a new dress today but snow blowing has removed all of my mojo. I have no desire to sew now. Maybe I'll just sit and crochet and watch some movies. What do you think? A nice cup of hot tea and my crochet hook. Sounds good
I hope you are all doing well. I realize this is a photo heavy post and I'm sorry about that . There isn't a lot of news. At least not good news and I don't want to dwell on negative stuff. So many are sick and hurting this winter. The flu seems to be never ending. Every day I hear of someone else who is sick with it. We need spring. Not snow. Spring. Now.
I'll be back soon and hopefully everyone we know will be better, including my sweet husband. I feel so bad for him. He is NEVER sick and to have something like this twice in less than three weeks is unheard of for him. Please say a prayer if you would. And also, for my brother-in-law Mike. He went in for his Chemo infusion today and they had to delay it again because his blood count is too low. They will wait two weeks and try again. My sister Melanie would never ask for prayers for herself, but please lift her up too. She is an amazingly strong lady and I am so blessed to have her for my big sister. This has been a long, long journey for her too. She never complains and is always there for everyone else.
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28
"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."
1 Corinthians 13:13