More Snow and More

Another Sunday, another snowstorm!  We are 11 days into December, and this is the second weekend in a row that we’ve had snow!  Maybe all the snow will get used up in December and then January and February will be dry!!!  ???  !!!

The snow really IS beautiful, and if no traveling is required, the snow gently falling makes for a cozy day inside.  Last night it was snowing too.  I watched Mary Poppins and did some knitting in front of the fireplace.  Anyone else love Mary Poppins?

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I am working on a sweater coat for the Little Darlings.  I hope it works . . . not sure I’m adding the right amount of increases to get the shape right.  If not, I’ll try again.  I haven’t made the dress that will go underneath the sweater coat yet as I want to see what length of bodice will work best.

I am going to use this fabric.  It is a very subtle snowflake design; I have just enough left.  The dress below was for Talyssa from 2014.  I am using the same yarn; I love the color!

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I don’t want to make anything else that is too Christmasy.  Snowflake patterns can be worn throughout the winter, so I’m making a few of those now.  Unfortunately, I have quite a few Christmas prints that I never got to use this year.  I am set for next year.  I WILL NOT buy any Christmas prints in 2017!  Ha ha!

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This was the snow falling last night, so silent and bright!

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Today, more is piling up.

I filled up the bird feeder before the snow started last night, and the birds are happy.  I loaded up the platform with peanuts; those always go first.  The blue jays love those.  I forgot to put suet in the suet feeder, so the woodpecker is settling for seeds.  Do you see the mourning dove in the tree?  I don’t blame him (her) for hanging back.  Those blue jays can be mean.

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As soon as the big birds leave, the sparrows flock to the platform one by one.

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And then, whoosh, something scares them (probably me) and they’re gone.

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Lucy and I had a photo shoot today.  It was quick and painless, she’s great.  Here’s a sneak peek.

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I hope you all are having (or had) a great Sunday!

Thanks for stopping by!

Bye for now!

Oh, one more photo . . . I got this fabric months ago . . . see, I’m still dreaming of flowers.

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It’s so pretty!

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7 thoughts on “More Snow and More

  1. Joy

    Your latest LD outfits are so tantalizing. Love them both.
    The window photo, professional again, is amazing. You definitely have some snow! Break out those snowshoes. Hee Hee. Looks like you have a very active bird feeder. We seem to have about the same varieties but more house finches than sparrows at ours. It is so nice that you keep the feeder going in the winter. We have one hummingbird who keeps coming back to the porch feeder. Some don’t migrate south around here.
    Leaves down from our Sycamores everywhere, and it is supposed to rain again tomorrow. Trying to get the other person here motivated to help rake wet leaves.
    But, I did decorate the tree yesterday. Managed to ditch the singing Xmas tree and the skiing snowman. (They were driving me nuts.) Still have the three interactive carolers though. 🙂

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    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Joy and thank you! Congrats on getting your tree decorated! Was it easier than you thought? Yes, we have snow, lots of snow, maybe a little too much snow for mid December. That’s Mother Nature for you; she’s always surprising us!
      We seem to ONLY fill our bird feeder in the winter. The birds don’t seem too interested in it during the warm months.
      Raking wet leaves? Now that sounds like fun! Just kidding. Have a nice Monday in warm, snow free CA!

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  2. Donna

    May your holidays be bright and beautiful. Love the pictures. Wish you would share more of your knitting patterns. They are always exquisite. Can’t wait to see how your newest creation turns out. Babysat grandsons as my son=in-law ended up in hospital this week-end. Will have surgery today. Tried shoveling , but too much snow for me so had to wait for help.

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    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Donna and thank you! You got a lot of snow too? It’s too much for mid December, don’t you think? We don’t usually get so much this early.
      I will keep adding knitting patterns. Even though the designs are already done, it takes quite a bit of time to put the patterns together, proofread, etc. Sorry about that.
      I hope your son-in-law’s surgery goes well. I’ll bet your grandsons love being with grandma. It’s great you are close by to help out.
      Let’s hope the snow is over for a while now!

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  3. Catherine

    We don’t have snow yet! I don’t like snow on the road, I’m afraid!
    Birds are hungry because it is very cold, I give them seeds and balls of fat too.
    Lucy is beautiful with her ensemble!
    Thank you for your photos!
    I wish you a good week!
    Catherine

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