|Beaded hearts I made for the Heart Swap|
Yes, I now can say I survived the Blizzard of 2013 - that goes by the name of "Nemo" of all things!! A tropical fish name doesn't really go with a howling, freezing, snow storm.....but that's just me.
|They are the same, but Different!|
I was unfortunate to be among those with lost power. Happened pretty early Friday night, too. Those winds had started howling kind of early, so just after 8 pm, into the black and cold!!
|Pale pink flowers with blue beads on medium pink|
It didn't take long to get really cold inside, and since there was nothing really to do, I threw another blanket over my bed, invited my warm-bodied kitties, and got in bed with my book and a flashlight.
|Fuchsia with pale pink on white|
Not long, I was asleep. I did hear the howling winds during the night, but didn't get up to peek outside until the next morning. One look - lots of snow - no power - back to bed!!!
|Medium pink flowers on Fuchsia with pink and teal beads|
It was still snowing and it's stinky when you can't have that morning cup of coffee!! Nope, no hot coffee, no toast or hot oatmeal ...I stayed hidden under my covers with my girls on board. Too cold to get up and DO anything! When my hands get cold, they don't work very well. It really blew my whole weekend for doing any crafting.
|White flowers with red beads, medium pink with white beads|
After almost 24 hours, the power finally returned. But alas! cable TV and my internet DID NOT! Sunday I ventured out to try to clean snow off my car. There was a lot. I believe we got about 24" of the white stuff here! Got my TV and 'net back early Monday evening. Thank goodness I wouldn't miss DALLAS!!!
|Fuchsia with white flowers, purple beads and trimmed with white pearls|
I had made a nice big chicken soup so I've been having soup every day. We got our cars dug out yesterday so we could move them into another spot so the entire parking lot could be plowed by a backhoe. There was so much snow and it was heavy, that I think mostly backhoes and big bucket loaders were used in the clearing away. Oh yeah, then it rained on top of it all!! I managed to fall down while I was trying (trying is the key word here) to wield a shovel. Fell down and couldn't get up because one leg was twisted a little in a funny position. Oh yeah. Help, I've fallen and I can't get up! I did manage to get up and that was it for the shovel. LOL Thank heavens for a snow-blower and some MANpower!! And at least with electricity back on I could use my heating pad on my poor sore back!
|I looooove to make arrangements!|
|The Valentine Heart Box swap|
|Bottom of box|
Now I'm trying to get my crafting urge up to speed again. I wanted to make a few more Valentines to send out, but I just can't seem to get started. I feel more into the Easter mode now! But I really MUST rustle up a few more Valentines as time for the 14th is getting short!!
|Valentine doll brooch|
|One of the Valentine cards|
|This is one side~|
|This is the other, actually the main side~|
|This was fun to make!|
|The double-sided hanging tag|
|The other side|
|This was another card with some separate tags I made|
Along with a wee dolly pendant/ornament
So, there you have some of the things I made for my wonderful bloggy Valentine ladies!! Next time around I will show you the lovely hearts I received for the 5-Heart swap. Plus a few goodies from a thrifting hunt that I went on before the storm. I hope everyone is well out there in bloggy land!!!
Til next time ~