Mr. Painted Quilt and "the boys" and I spent a very quiet Christmas this year.
We were supposed to go away to spend the holidays with friends close to where we used to live but had to cancel our trip at the last minute because of the weather. It's a good thing we did because large amounts of the white stuff not only fell on the day we were scheduled to depart but also on the day we were to leave for home. Our travel plans are now postponed until the Spring.
This is what it looks like through the window in our mud room. There's no way I'm going to venture outside until it stops.
The storm started last night around midnight and when it's all over sometime later this evening, 15" to 20" of snow will have fallen. It's going to take a while to dig out from this one.
"The weather outside is frightful..the fire is so delightful.
And since we've no place to go...
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!"
While Frankie and Ollie were
I managed to finish making four needlecases.
Each one has an appliqued wool flower on the front...
and a couple of pockets inside to hold those needfuls that we can't do without.
They wouldn't be complete without a wool needle keep, would they? To fasten them closed, just tie the two black ribbons into a bow and they're good to go.
I will be selling them on a first-come, first-served basis for $30 each which includes postage and handling to anywhere in the world. To avoid any confusion or misrepresentation, the contents as shown in the above photo are NOT included.
If you're interested in purchasing one, just email me directly and I will send you a Paypal invoice.
All four needlecases have been sold and are en route to their new homes. Thank you.
And just in case you're wondering, it's still snowing and blowing. Yikes!