Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Day Two

Remember when I said I didn't know if March came in like a lion or a lamb??? Well this week it is definitely lion.

We are on day two of a blizzard.

This is a picture of the main street in my small city as the storm began yesterday morning. Believe me it got much worse with zero visibility and lots of very large snow drifts.

This is a picture out my front door during one small lifting of the storm this afternoon.
At times today we could not see across the street. Really not much snowfall, but the wind whipped everything up causing large drifts and wind scoured ice. Highways have been closed and people are stranded on those highways.

So for the last two days Harvey and I have stayed in the house, watching the snow pile up and hoping the power does not go out (it has in some areas of the city). This has done wonders for not spending, but both of us are getting a bit of cabin fever. After much discussion neither of us could remember the last 2 day blizzard, we just figure as far as we can remember it was when the boys were young.

I did a bit of mending today. Harvey had a pair of pajamas that needed some seam repairs done. Used up the leftovers from previous meals for lunch and supper as well. Those are my thrifty's for today.

Then I spent the afternoon working on my cross stitch.

One leaf and the backstitching left. I am hoping to be done this little project by Thursday and can then pull out another.

When the lighting gets too bad in the evenings I pull out my knitting. Right now I am using some Baby Cake yarn from Caron and knitting this bright wrap. Slowly but surely I am making my way through the skein, or should I say "cake".

I don't think I ever posted a picture of my last blanket. This one is also made from leftover bulky yarn.

Well off to visit you all.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.


  1. Wow, look at that weather!

    Can you imagine not being a crafter yet have all that time stuck at home? Your cross stitch is beautiful, and I love the unusual colours of your knitting, really lovely.

  2. I don't blame you for staying home, sounds like a very good decision. You've been knitting some lovely things lately.

  3. Ah I was thinking about you and how you faired during the blizzard. Glad you made it through safely. In northern and parts of Western Manitoba it is still blowing away. They say some drifts are fifteen feet high. Now onto flood season. I. Am in eastern MB so just a lot of wind. Now into the cold. You made some great progress on your projects. Good on you.

  4. Jean, things are moving along. The highways are opened once again, most people have managed to dig out, and the city crews will be working through the night to get things cleared out. We are supposed to get more snow the end of this week. Yuck, hoping spring comes very soon.

    God bless.