Well......what a busy few days! Last Sunday the Saints marched to victory. Tomorrow is Valentine's Day. And Tuesday is the major holiday here: Mardi Gras ("throw me sumthin', Mister). But I've managed to keep up with my stitching. And......we had snow yesterday. Great big flakes. Didn't stick too long, but what an occasion here in the Deep South.
Exchanges first. I'm participating in the Lizzie Kate Exchange, which is so fun. I've just signed up for the next round. Here are the pictures. First is my exchange for Mare and second is hers for me. I love it! It's a little bag in just the right colors for an old red head. And it gave me a great idea for my granddaughters. As a matter of fact, I've already bought the little denim bags. Mare included some of her hand-made rose pins. Yellow ones-just perfect since I have a son and family who live in Texas.
And for some of my finishes. Since this is a "small" year, these are small! First is a flaming heart ornie I stitched since February is Heart Month. It's really in memory of those in my mother's family who have died of the disease and to remember those of us remaining who have inherited the disease.
The other two are in honor of big doin's in my neck of the woods. The fleur de lis is, of course, for Mardi Gras. It's in the MG colors: purple, green and gold. It's a new chart by Ink Circles. The other is for my team, the Saints, who are the Super Bowl champs.
The big weather news is that it snowed yesterday. It's not unusual for my hometown (Tuscaloosa, Alabama), but is not too common around here. We had ample warning so we were prepared. Schools were dismissed Friday. The snow had melted by early afternoon, so I did make it to Hancock's for supplies to finish some stitching. I don't mind the snow. It's the freezing weather that come with it. Here are some snaps I made through windows.