Hi everyone, saw all those pictures of the ice storm in the mid west. It may look nice as being pictures on the tv,but being part of it must be a totally different story.Anyone of you living in the neighbourhood of this icystorm and is there much harm done? because it looks horrendous.The branches of the trees with so much ice dangerous brrrr. Well I hope everyone is alright.And may it pass soon!!!
I live in St. Louis, MO and we were without power over the weekend. Luckily when we did an addition 3 yrs. ago we added a fireplace for ambiance & luckily we like playing with wood & fires so we now have an additional way to keep warm when the power goes out. It does seem to happen pretty frequently so our fireplace has earned it's keep! The real bummer is it's VERY hard to stitch by candlelight.
I've tried but apparently my eyesight is not good enough for that. I don't know how people did it way back when. Then there's the restless kids who seem to require more entertaining when the power is out & doing the chores requires more work.
I don't envy you, it must be very difficult under these circumstances.Be happy you put in a fireplace at least it keeps you warm.But stitching is another matter, in the early days they used oillamps maybe that's better than candlelight.Hope it will become better weather ,though I saw that this weather is moving eastwards.Wish you all the best.
quote:Originally posted by fenny Hope it will become better weather ,though I saw that this weather is moving eastwards.Wish you all the best.
Should be an interesting weekend...I heard this morning the forecast for "thundersnow" giving us 3-6 inches. Who knew there was such a thing? It'll be good for the kids to go play in & I don't have to bother shoveling since my husband does that. Thanks for the warm wishes!
What is a normal winter for MO? I, too read about the snow,Is this unusual? : .Sorry for my not knowing, but the USA is such a big country.So I haven't the faintest idea . But for the children it will be fun, the slush afterwards is another matter.Enjoy it while you can and happy
Stay warm! That's 98% of why I don't live in Ohio anymore - too cold! Though we do get ice storms here, and they are usually bad, because of trees falling over everywhere in the thin soil we have, but ours don't last for days on end. Usually stuck for a day, maybe 2, then back to as close to normal as GA gets. It's actually kinda cool because we really can't go anywhere in it here - no equipment to deal with it, except on the major interstates only. In Ohio, crappy weather/ice/snow is no excuse for staying in and stitching
And we're catching the tail of your front - it was almost 80 Wednesday, and it's going to be cold and crappy before this weekend is over! WAAHHHH! Though the warmth was not usual, either, but very nice, all the same I'm just stopping here on my way to Arizona...
Hey Rifestitch, you're going to the desert? As far as I know Phoenix is a town there, am I right? So you'll be keeping it warm
Well I'm learning a lot today, didn't know they had such bad weather in GA.But it reminds me when it snows a little here.Often the children don't go to school till the worst is over. Which I think is funny because in Holland there's no such thing just like in Ohio.
quote:Originally posted by fenny What is a normal winter for MO?
There is no "normal" for MO! Dramatic swings 60-20 can happen. That's the charm is there really is changes and different seasons. The downer is when it rains for several days....I could never live Washington.
You mean Washinton State I presume, like Seattle where it so often rains.
To be honest I don't mind the rain, w're grateful for every drop.Our summer is long and hot .Autumn is always very short. Winter isn't that bad, but I like walking in the rain,crazy as it may be.Probably because there are also sunny days.
By the way at this very moment its pouring out here,and the garden looks great the daffodillbulbs are growing and there are 11 buds in about a week they will have flowers. Unbelievable isn't it,and its only the middle of december and already a bit of spring outside
quote:Originally posted by fenny Hey Rifestitch, you're going to the desert? As far as I know Phoenix is a town there, am I right? So you'll be keeping it warm
Yeah, Phoenix, Mesa, and Tucson are the major cities in Arizona, but more importantly, the Grand Canyon. When I was in the Air Force, I was stationed in New Mexico (it's the state that keeps Arizona from slamming into Texas), and loved it - should never have left, but when my enlistment ended, there wasn't a reason to stay there. And I've spent the last 17 years trying to get back there. Where I was, Clovis, did get cold in the winter, as we were at a high elevation, so if I eventually get to Arizona, I can always take a drive to N.M.
And to get this back on the topic of stitching, it's the colors of New Mexico and the desert Southwest that drive a lot my design choices - the blues of the sky, the golds, rusts, and grey-greens of the earth, the blacks, reds, and yellows of the Native American art - not that pastel, California-ized touristy art, but the real stuff, the old pottery and the blankets and other weavings. As long as I live, I will never forget those colors, which I try to capture. My Long Dog St. G was inspired by those colors (and the fact that I look horrid in those earthy colors, except greens, so I have to use them somewhere). Some day I will get back out there - it's where I belong.