Jane Turner band 11, aka the Lady Band, is complete - woohoo!! We’ve been expending most of our energy doing various snow moving things, but I was able to stitch a bit last night, completing the filling-in of Lady Jane’s face and neck and giving her eyes and a mouth. The mouth is my addition - can you believe Jane didn’t give her lady a mouth? Strange!
And then I spent some time checking the chart and instructions just to make sure I hadn’t missed anything (I hadn’t - yay). Wanna see?
Now, back in early January when everyone was making their stitching plans for the year, I had hoped to have Jane finished in 2017. Ha! Still, it feels like the end is in sight now. All that's remaining to stitch are three narrow bands, one wide band, and then the alphabet and Jane’s signature line, so I think an actual finish in the new year should be possible. Here’s how she looks at this point.
So what are those other stories, and what else is going on? Well, after the Great Christmas Snow, on Friday and Saturday we got more – we figure about 12 to 14 inches of new stuff fell overnight and through the day yesterday. So we’ve been shoveling.
Oh, not the driveway – around here if one doesn’t have a snowblower, it’s wise to have an arrangement with a plow guy. We’ve been shoveling the roof!
And today I was able to start knocking the snow off our arborvitae in the back yard, which turned out to be one of those easier-said-than-done things. Just like everything else right now, there is a huge amount of snow on those trees.
Here’s a view of my snow knocker (an eight foot piece of 2 x 2) and a better look at what I was using it on.
Odd selfie. My feet are down there somewhere! Not sure you can tell very well from the picture, but that snow is up to the middle of my thighs (and my legs are not short).
I got all the way down the side to the corner. Hope to do across the back tomorrow.
Today’s newspaper reported that this is already the ninth snowiest winter in Erie since they started keeping records. Oh, our forecast for the next 36 hours? Tonight, 1 to 3 inches; tomorrow, 3 to 5 inches; tomorrow night, 2 to 4 inches.
Stay warm and safe. Happy new year!