Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Snowed in!

I will never wish for a white Christmas again! A blizzard snowstorm hit Oklahoma on Christmas Eve. It began in the morning with sleet that turned to snow with 45 MPH winds that cut through you like needles. I've never seen snow blowing like this before! In the city, they were closing the malls and cancelling Christmas services at churches. By the afternoon most highways were nearly impassable and those ended up being closed as well. We ended up stuck at home for Christmas day, even though my parents live less than an hour away. The highways were still closed and there was no going out.

It wasn't even a pretty snow here as the wind whipped the snow into tall drifts that left the grass still peeking out in places.


But the wind was nice enough to blow it away from the truck into drifts a couple of feet high.

It left my froggie on the front step exposed as well!
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We had a nice Christmas even if it didn't go as planned. It was a good thing I had a ham in the fridge or we wouldn't even have had a Christmas dinner! Jessie, and her BF Matt, stayed the night and after Santa came we opened gifts and played like kids.


Rick looked up my wish list and bought me loads of fabric and patterns I'd been wanting! Jessie gave me this cute design book with lots of fun, snuggly animals.

Here is what was in my package from Lisa! Thank you so much Lisa, you are an angel.


Still working on Crabby. Hoping to have it finished soon. I'll be back with an update as soon as I've finished! Be prepared for major happy dancing when this occurs!


I wanted to thank you all for the merry Christmas wishes this year, you all helped make my season happy!


Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox





48 comments:

staci said...

So sorry that you got a Christmas blizzard...looks like Santa made it through anyway :)

I think that's the same weather system that went through here on Tue and Wed...we got about 9 inches but the roads were clear by Christmas Eve.

Happy New Year!!!

valerie said...

Sorry to hear about the blizzard...good thing you had food! lol I still think the snow looks pretty but it sounds annoying!

Great stash!

Pumpkin said...

Be careful what you wish for ;o) LOL! I'm sorry that kept you away from family though :o(

WOW! Nice stash!

I can't wait to see what Happy Dance you'll do ;o)

Lisa said...

We got some of that Christmas Eve too - and another storm coming in on Tuesday - better stock up!

Ranae said...

Don't let that froggy sneak in to warm up, he might not be up too no good leaving him out there exposed and all, lol
We got 7 inches yesterday I was in heaven
Super nice stitchy stuff

Jackie said...

Getting snowed in when you have fun plans is no fun at all. Though I imagine if it had been a work day, it would have been easier to stay home! Being from Florida, it always looks pretty to me but I realize that playing in it is different than living in it! Looks like you got some nice goodies!

Anne R said...

Yep, we got a bit of that blizzard thing going here in Norway and Sweden as well... But I ventured out with H and managed to get to my parents' house - but it took us about one hour longer than the normal 4. Lots of stops for chocolate and restrooms were in order!

Have a happy New Year and I hope the next couple of days will give you lots of opportunity to enjoy being snowed in! <3

Carol's Stitching said...

Wow you must have been a very good girl this year because the stitching gifts are amazing! Sorry Christmas was so crazy due to the blizzard but here in Maryland I was so excited to see a White Christmas. It was only the 2nd one I've ever seen in my life.

Cathy B said...

I think just about everyone is snowed in! Sorry that it ruined your Christmas plans.

Rachael said...

It was a shame that you had to change your plans, but I would have loved snow like that,instead of the poor excuse we got!!
I hope you had a good one anyway and have a wonderful New year.

Becky K in OK said...

Great stash haul and even greater dh for granting so many of your wishes.
Yes, the snow has been a bummer here too. I've been stitching and froggin' on LHN's FaLaLa. Just about finished though. Happy New Year to you too!

Rachael said...

LOL just have to say on your live feed it says I am from Italy as I am on Hubby's work laptop!!He works for an Italian company

Glenna said...

Bummer on the snowstorm--I felt the same way about ours. While we were fine by Christmas Eve/Christmas day, it messed up our weekend and compressed all our last-minute chores. Ick.

Lovely stash!

Shari said...

wow, you got a lot of snow. We are getting some today, but nothing like that!
Glad you had food in the house for your Christmas dinner.
you got lots of wonderful stash for Christmas! Congrats!!!!!

Tammy said...

wow thats what i call an awesome Christmas stitching stash!! I wish my husband would get ideas like that but thats ok i got bling that I wanted. Yeah.

ArchangelDecker said...

You should have sent it my way! I adore snow! :)


PS: Lucky you on the new stash! :)

corinna said...

stay warm and stitchy
:0)

Carol said...

I saw on the Weather Channel that Oklahoma was getting so much snow, Sharon, and immediately thought of you! Hopefully, the worst is over for the winter? Our snow is just about gone due to the rain that fell most of Christmas Day--yuk!

Lucky you to get so much new stash--can't wait to watch your progress in stitching it in 2010!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Annie said...

We finally had melting the last couple of days. A real mess and yours, of course, was even worse. But sounds like you have plenty to keep you occupied now!

Christine said...

I agree, no more white Christmas's, ever! lol, sounds like you had a good one anyways, love all your stash! Hope you have a safe and happy New Year's!

tkdquintmom said...

I would have taken that snow! Growing up near the lake, I'm so used to having all that snow and when I married I moved away from the tons of it :(...Your husband needs to talk to mine about the stash enhancement for a present :) although I'm not complaining about my gift this year..

Lisa said...

Merry Christmas Sharon, soo pleased you liked your parcel!
Its amazing looking at your snow pictures when its 39 degress here today and an absolute stinker.
I miss christmas time with snow around, it just doesnt feel right having a hot stuffy christmas!

Sharon said...

Oh so sorry to hear you got snowed in but at least Santa made it through. What lovely gifts you gift. Lucky you. Enjoy!! xoxo

Donna said...

Husbands must have been listening to their wives this Christmas. Yours is the 4th one (not including my own) that bought stitching stuff for their wives!
Sorry you got snowed in for Christmas!

Deb said...

What great gifts you received for Christmas. Those should keep you busy for a long time! And I can't believe you got all that snow. I heard that it's the most that you've ever received! Too bad that it had to happen on Christmas of all days.

Kathy A. said...

Wow, that was some snow storm. Glad you at least had a ham in the fridge. Scrambled eggs on Christmas Day just don't cut it.
I am really looking forward to seeing your Crabby All Year finish. I have so loved this piece as you have stitched it this past year.

Parsley said...

Well, I guess each Oklahoman has their own opinion. I was glad for the snow...at the time. Shuffling in dogs during a blizzard was hard. ugh.

It was beautiful and we were prepared. I don't ever remember a white Christmas so this was great for me.

Meadows08 said...

We had a white Christmas last year too. Try four feet of heavy wet snow where we normally have rain all winter!!! My 2 kids and I were "this" close to spending Christmas alone as my parents and husband were flying in from various places. It was pretty but, boy was I glad to see it melt!

Nita said...

I know you don't want to hear this - but it looks pretty to me!
I'm glad you managed to have Christmas dinner, and perhaps New Year's will be nicer for you.
Hugs!

Clare - Aimetu said...

Wow that's a lot of snow. We only get sprinklings here. Lovely Christmas gifts, enjoy x

Angela said...

I'm so sorry to hear about being snowed in :( Looks like Santa brought you lost of new stash though! It rained like cats and dogs up here all day and it was cold too.

mollycaff said...

Sorry you had such a blizzard at Christmas, but there's a bright side to everything, you had more time to spend playing with your new stash! Enjoy!

Lindsay said...

Sorry you got snowed in but it does make pretty pics.

Keep going with Crabby, you can do it

Christine said...

Wow! Thats quite a snow storm. We hardly ever get any more than that "everythings been dusted in icing sugar" look, so I think its pretty. Sorry it messed up your plans though.
Great presents by the way

Vinniey said...

Sorry to hear about strong wind and snow in your area. I heard this news last few days ago. But I'm glad to hear that you have food for christmas eve dinner with family. :) All your gifts are so lovely! Happy new year, Sharon. :)

Patti said...

Really sorry you got a Christmas blizzard but here in the U.K. they become paralized with 1" of snow. We are about to get more on Wednesday and last week when we got some it took us two and a half hours to do a ten minute drive. So, if it comes again staying in is what I will be doing.

Love
Patti xxx

craftthefinalfrontier said...

We really need to do that swap where I send you some Western Australian hot weather and you send me some of your cold!

Rachel S said...

I am sorry the snow messed up your Christmas plans. That is a bummer. Your gifts are lovely! Merry Christmas!

Loralynn said...

Glad you were safe and sound! I have to say though, from your pictures, that from a Michiganian's point of view, you hardly got a dusting! lol Guess it's all in what you are used to! We have more snow than that right now and it's been rather mild here so far. I love the change of the seasons, but I hate that I have to put my Mustang away in the winter, it's terrible on snowy roads. Happy New Year to you!

WendyJo said...

Sorry to hear about the blizzard.

You got some wonderful new stash though! Enjoy and happy new year to you!

Annette said...

Too bad it wasn't how you had planed it, hope you had some wonderful days..
You have got great gifts...

Doris said...

so sorry for the snow storm... oh poor litle froggy, the new stash,,amazing!.

Lillie said...

Wow! amazing snow to me !!

Enjoy your new wonderful stash!!

Meari said...

Gotta love the midwest winters! I remember having lots of snow as a kid. The past few years have been like that, unfortunately. I'm ready for spring, how about you?

Wonderful stitchy gifts. Enjoy!

Karen said...

Sorry for all of the snow but glad you had some new stash to "keep you warm"!

Hope you have many happy stitches in the new year...

Von said...

You'll never forget this Christmas! Glad you were able to roll with it and have a nice day all snowed in at home. :)

Kellie said...

Wow! That is a lot of snow...
Hopefully you have been able to dig out by now. I am wishing for snow here. Everyone around us has had snow...we have had rain. Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas in spite of it...love all the new goodies. :)

Karan said...

Puts our bit of snow into proportion. Glad you stayed safe & warm & had a good festive season despite the weather. Sure looks like the Stash Santa was busy. LOL Very nice pressies. :0)