Sunday, January 11, 2009

DH keeps me from stitching!!

This is the stitching I got accomplished on Friday between getting kids to school, pediatrician and chipping the ice off the driveway before the impending storm arrives.

And this is the little bit I got accomplished on Saturday morning.

Didn't get to do very much stitching yesterday in getting ready to go to my father-in-law's birthday party last night. Took longer than usual to get ready to go out there because we also packed "just in case" overnight bags because of predicted storm "Carlos".

We got home (with of course leaving the kids at grandma & grandpa's because grandma wouldn't allow them to travel in the bad weather- we came home so the dog could go out last night and this morning) with no difficulties (most people stayed home because of the "weather" the weathermen were threatening with.

When we woke up this morning there is about 5-6 inches of white stuff on the ground (boy am I glad I spent the time on Friday chipping up the ice coating off the driveway!!). Well, my dh decided that I've had enough "indoor" time lately and insisted that we go for a hike in our local "park". Now let me tell you, this isn't a park like Central Park (NY) or Hyde Park (London) this is a small piece of land that our town has purchased next to some land owned by the state of CT and it has a trail that leads to the blue blazed trail (Shenipsit trail) system of Connecticut.

So off we went for a hike and here are some photos from the excursion.

The ice on the edge of the rail cut throughs is beautiful too...

Sunny had a great time on the hike too!!

And now I'll get some stitching time in, while dh tries to get out of this predicament...

(No husband's were hurt in the making of this blog!! LOL)


annie kelleher said...

great photos! the snow is really pretty here, too.. so light and fluffy! ive been thinking of getting cross country skiis this winter and getting outside more!

Miss 376 said...

The photos look spectacular. The kids would have loved that

Jackie in CT said...

I'm sure the kids are outside in the snow with Grandma and Grandpa...they (G&G) love the outdoors too!!

Thanks for looking!!

Meg said...

You went OUT in this?!?!?! When you could have been STITCHING?!?!?!

BTW, BFG looks GREAT. I have that one, too, and mine isn't nearly as done as yours.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jackie, I just happened upon your blog this afternoon after lerking on others. You mentioned the Shenipsit Trail. I live about two miles from Shenipsit Lake. Are you near the Lake?
BTW, your stitching is beautiful and the photos are great!
I'm also a x stitcher and quilter and a little bit of crochet to add to the mix.
Shirley, Tolland

Jackie in CT said...


I'm in Bolton near the old Bolton Drive In Movie theater (just off 6 & 44) and the Shenipsit Trail goes right past my house. I'm obviously at the opposite end of it from you...


Anonymous said...

That sure is close enough (20 mins), maybe we could meet up some time go to the Thistle and then have lunch. Did you go to the 20% Thistle sale this weekend?
Stitchers seem to be far and few between here, I know they must be hiding somewhere close by. lol where can I find your e-mail?

Becca in MD said...

That hike looks like lots of fun. I wish we'd get some snow out here on the east coast!

Jackie in CT said...


You are just too far south in Maryland that's in CT we've gotten more than I like...if possible I'd love to send you some!!



Donna said...

Those pics were definitely worth getting out for!