I've lived in Maine almost 6 years and in New England for 12 and you would think each new snow storm is the first one that's ever happened in the history of the state. I swear the minute forecasters start spewing their speculation on how much snow is coming, people go crazy. Maybe it's a reverse form of snow blindness - pre-storm blindness. People, we've had snow before - and LOTS of it. We know how to handle it, we have the equipment to handle it and it's freaking January in Maine. CALM DOWN!!!
Okay, I'm off my soapbox for the moment but really, it's so strange to me how people who've lived here all their lives start panicking at the mention of a potential snowfall of a pretty good size. We're forecasted to get 8-12 which really isn't that much - and I was born in Florida people!!! I heard a funny saying today from my boss who had someone say it to her - how the mention of snow seems to make people crave french toast because they all run to the grocery stores to buy bread, milk and eggs. I found that quite funny and scarily true. That is one place I avoid like the plague when people get their snow storm crazy on.
Okay, I'm really off my soapbox and onto a tiny bit of stitching. This year I'm in an ornament kit exchange with a small email group I belong to. This is the third year they've done it but the first time I've participated. Each of us picks a Christmas ornament, stitches it up and then creates a kit for everyone else in the group. We send along the pattern, the fabric and the necessary floss to complete the ornament. This year there are 11 of us total so I will get 10 little kits, one per month, that if I'm really diligent, I can stitch up as they come and have lots of wonderful ornies ready for next Christmas. We are also doing one for the Halloween ornies for the first time too.
For my ornie, I chose the Stained Glass Pine from the 2010 JCS ornie issue. This is how far I've gotten at this point - I just started it last night. I don't have to mail until the fall but I am such a procrastinator that I wanted to get started early so I can get my kits put together in advanced.