Monday, January 10, 2011

Snowed In!

We got the predicted 8" of snow, so I am pretty much snowed in for several days! Rex made it into work this morning (nothing stops that man from doing his job) but tomorrow might be a little bit more treacherous. There are plenty of groceries and sewing supplies in the house, so except that I can't quit looking out the window and admiring the snow, I might have a productive week. So, in celebration of snow, let's have a free giveaway!

Leave a comment on this blog, telling me what you would like to do if you were snowed in for several day. It does not have to be sewing! Believe it or not, I have other things I am looking forward to doing like playing with my camera. The giveaway will end Wednesday night at midnight when I will randomly draw 2 names from the comments. Each winner will win a free copy of the new "Beginner Smocking Book!"



Michie'

91 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Michie! so glad you are enjoying the snow in your part of town! It is beautiful here. I love to read on a snowy day cook a big pot of soup and a pan of cornbread. And now with grandsons, I love to watch them play in the snow!

gail cofer

Eileen said...

Living in the Chicago area, I have been snowed in! The winter after I was born we had the blizzard of 1967 so I guess by now I am used to it. Aside from sitting by the fire with some stitching, it would definiteley mean some comfort food cooking. Soup, stew, chili, maybe a nice roast. Some cookies to go along with the hot cocoa would also be on the to do list!

Sue Lavell said...

Good Afternoon! I am in Nashville and we are snowed in too...expecting more tonight! :) I want to work on cleaning out my sewing space and play some board games with my kids. I love to look at the snow...not get out in it so I wil be making hot cocoa while they are out playing...I am armed with lots of marshmallows!

LMC said...

Being snowed in happens alot in N.W PA. but you always plan for the event! Either you love getting right out in it and all the shoveling and plowing or you enjoy the beauty from inside your warm home. I'll take the inside choice by watching the snow fall on the pines, reading a sewing article, working on a sewing project or even cleaning out a closet. A snow event makes the world slow down abit! GOOD

Lindsay said...

If snowed in I would be by the fire with UFO's and the new Smocking by Miche book !

Maryland has snow predicted for tomorrow - fingers crossed!

Beth Sartori said...

I am in NC watching BIG flakes come down. Cold, snowy days bring 2 things to mind- hearty food and handwork. I'm going to make a big pot of meatballs and sauce for the family. I drew off the front of a daygown and have my embroidery all marked off. I'll get the pot going so the house smells good and then climb in the chair and stitch. Off to get going.

Families Are Like Fudge said...

No school due to ice in central Alabama today, so I'm reading and learning to use a serger. Wish me luck with that and hoping to win a book.
jchlangley@gmail.co,

Marcy said...

I would love to be snowed in right now! I would put on a pot of soup for dinner, probably spend a good part of the day just looking at it, maybe even venture out with the kids to make a snowman and have cocoa when we all came in. Then-head to the sewing room for a cozy afternoon. One problem though-no windows down there :-( So maybe I would bring some handwork upstairs-hm, I need that book!

Marcy

Vickey H. said...

WOW!!! I would love to be snowed in just so I can sew all day!!! I would turn the radio on low, brew a pot of coffee, put some chili in the crockpot for supper and have my own little world of creativity! Doesn't happen often, so a snow day would be great!!!!

Jackie said...

The snow is expected here in Rhode Island by tomorrow night (Tuesday)! On snowy days I love to get much needed sewing done, some cleaning, maybe read a bit of my recent novel, and finish the day with some delicious comfort foods like stew!
Jackie

ragstoruffles said...

I am loving being snowed in today as well! My snow day has been playing in the yard with my 18 month old, followed by an afternoon of sewing for my new daughter that will be here in 7 weeks!

Jackie said...

The snow is expected here in Rhode Island by tomorrow night (Tuesday)! On snowy days I love to get much needed sewing done, some cleaning, maybe read a bit of my recent novel, and finish the day with some delicious comfort foods like stew!
Jackie

Anonymous said...

When we are snowed in I like to bake a Turkey... good for a couple of dinners plus hot soup. We are suppose to get an inch tomorrow afternoon...not enough to snow us in though. :-(
If we do get snowed in soon, on my list of "to dos".... sew, bake cookies with the kids, and clean a closet or two.
Meg
megrossataoldotcom

Debbie B said...

We have around 7-8 inches here in SE Tennessee, too! I've already been out taking pictures. Right now I'm taking a break from cleaning stuff my daughter left in my sewing room when she got married and left home - over 4 years ago. It's about time! Thinking about putting a big pot of soup or a roast on for supper! Kind of hoping for another inch or two tonight so I won't have to work tomorrow either!

Emily said...

I love the slowed pace and the extra family time a snow brings! We're in the Carolinas, and I'm enjoying my dream snowbound day. Went walking in the snow with the fam to Nana and Papa's house, who live two blocks over. Made snow angels. Eating chili and cinnamon rolls. Drinking apple cider. Building puzzles and stealing a few more moments to smock. All beside a roaring fire. I think we'll spend the night! :)

Anonymous said...

We're snowed in as well. I love to spend a quiet day and evening with hubby listening to pretty music, chili on the stove, bread baking in the breadmaker. I usually spend time doing handwork - mostly smocking. :)

Kathy Dykstra

Kristy said...

If I were snowed in, I may just decide to stay in my jammies all day. Probably would call a few friends who live far away. And the greatest of all would be humming along from one sewing project to another. I would be thrilled with the book.

Laurie said...

I'd spend the day in my sewing room, and / or sitting by the fire. We should get snow in Michigan tomorrow, but not enough to sew us in.

I don't know if you are aware but your post about the new smocking book is not showing up on your blog.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Cassie said...

Sewing, reading, and baking definitely top my list for cozy at-home activities. (Of course, I always hope the electricity stays on when I'm snowed in, lol. Going without power definitely decreases the possible activities and the enjoyability factor.)

Aunt Honey said...

If I was snowed in I think I would make as many bishops as possible. I love bishops more than any other children's clothes. Unless, of course, my husband was snowed in with me -- then I might find other things to do!!!

Smocking with Gwen said...

Hi Michie!
I was shocked to see you had so much snow...we got a little snow here in south Atlanta but then it turned to freezing rain! It's not so pretty unfortunately. Sounds like a plan to be "sewed in"....I really like to have lots of natural light to smock...but when it's this cold, I'm looking for a quilt to put on my quilt frame. I'm less picky about my quilting stitches....LOL.

Terri said...

I might be snowed in later this week (I hoping!) and I plan on locking myself in the sewing room and only coming out for tea and food! Thanks for the giveaway, Terri in BC

thimblegirl said...

If I were snowed in, I would bake some bread and put a stew in the slow cooker. Then I would probably read by the big window in our living room, and if it wasn't snowing TOO much, I would go for a walk along the river not far from our house.

chelle said...

I have had a little practice today, we have about 4 inches here in Hayden, Alabama. So I slept in, played with our doggy, cooked breakfast for Poppie and I. Then I traced a pattern cut out a pair of pants, and fought with my serger! The light bulb is blown and I can't get it out. Dreamed about spring sewing, and got out a bishop that I started over 4 years ago to finish smocking for youngest granddaughter. Tomorrow I plan to do more of the same, except not fighting with sewing equipment.

Pat said...

Get the grandchildren a movie, and some hot chocolate, light the fire and relax

Pat

Sew Shine said...

So excited fir your snow! We may get snow tomorrow and I HOPE we will be snowed in! If so, I'll finish my spring cleaning (I started early this year and only have one more room to finish!) and then bake cookies for the children. I have a million sewing projects, but if we are snowed in, they will have to wait so we can just have fun tomorrow (after the cleaning, that is!!)!

Thanks for the blog post and chance to win!
Rebekah

Emilee Odette Garrett said...

We had a snow day today in Memphis. I spent my day watching my husband play with the girls outside. We shared hot cocoa and made cookies. We read books. I didn't have any embroidery to do. That's the only thing I would change about our snow day!

Cynthia Gilbreth said...

I would put a chicken in the pot and lock myself in my sewing room (I'm thinking of embroidering a "Do Not Disturb" sign for the door. But this won't happen, living in Southern California.

Melissa Coria said...

I would sew my grandson a bunch of new outfits using your patterns and when I get tired of sewing, i will take a break and watch classic film noir, eat stove popped popcorn and have a glass of red wine, and when I am tired of doing that I would resume my sewing

Anonymous said...

We had a snow day today in Memphis! and we will be having another one tomorrow.
I didn't do any sewing, but I did knit as I watched my team win the BCS championship! War Eagle!

Belinda said...

We haven't gotten the 8" you have but we are due for 5-6" between today and tomorrow. Living in the midwest we don't have many snowdays - especially in the larger towns. The smaller towns delay school but most will continue as usual.

I like to sit with a pot of coffee, my knitting or a book and look out the window - just to make sure the snow is still falling! A pot of soup and a second pot of coffee are the best companions. Not to mention the homemade bread or rolls I like to bake on cold days. Enjoy your snow days.

Kristina said...

Oh...how I would love to be snowed in. I would put dinner in the crockpot and spend the entire day reorganizing my sewing/craft room. It really needs some attention after all of the Christmas projects! Then, after dinner, I would sit down with some hot tea and catalogs (or my computer) and order something fun...just because!

Anonymous said...

In Wisconsin, we've had some snow days throughout the years. I love to read, hand embroider, sew, and knit whenever I am snowed in.

Kathleen
cmk105@aol.com

Lynn said...

I would do some cooking, baking and then I would light a fire in the fireplace and sit and read (drinking hot chocolate) the rest of the day.

Karen said...

If the power is on.....watch movies with the family, cook some delicious soup, and read a book I can dig into. If I get a serge of energy, then clean out a closet or a room that I've been putting off. I almost rearranged my sewing room yesterday, but got distracted by the Auburn/Oregon football game! And lastly, do some handsewing by a bright window and watch the snow fall, with a fire in the fireplace.

Teri said...

Hi Michie! Living in Charleston SC and never dream that a Ice storm would stop traffic. Bridges were closed down so you could not go anywhere at all. I ready for Spring how bout you? would love to have your book! your work is Art!

Anonymous said...

I sewed all day yesterday, going to the windows regularly to look at the beauty outside. It is very rare that I get a full day of sewing in and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

Sophia said...

The snow on NC coast is melting but everything is still closed. Good time to straighten up my sewing area and see what spring/summer fabrics I have stockpiled and do some planning. Cooked a big pot of soup yesterday. Since I love your patterns, I know I will love your book.

Joan said...

I would love to be snowed in at home......puttering in my sewing room and cheking out which UFO to work on! Tulsa is cold this morningwith just a dusting of snow.

jburns6439@aol.com

Debbie said...

Now that I live in Florida, I can only dream of being snowed in! What a pleasant dream to have. I would curl up in front of a roaring fire and work on some of my hand quilting that just cries for such atmosphere.Soup on the stove and bread in the oven. Ahhh, heaven. Enjoy your snowed in time.

The Hilliard Family said...

I had planned on working on all of our tax stuff, but I haven't as of yet. I have built and igloo with Megan and have been reading. Not sure how long we will be snowed in, but so far it has been nice!

Diana said...

I would be moving my sewing room from the small bedroom to the LARGE bedroom if I had a snow day!! Actually, it will take weeks of snow days to finish this project, but well worth the time and energy.

Stacey said...

Living in Central Alabama - I'm snowed/iced in too...I have worked on crib bedding for a friend having twin boys. I can't wait to get it finished and I hope I complete it before they arrive! I also have several things pleated to smock just incase the power was to go off.

Jill Welch said...

I would love to be snowed in so I would have the time to clean out closets and drawers. I desperately need to clean out and throw out!!

Anonymous said...

I would love to catch up on my photo scrap books in front of the fire. My son has been begging me to work on his album from high school so that he could share it with his "serious" girl friend.

I feel so bad that I don't have time to even pull it all out.

Jill Eftng

Anonymous said...

I smocked 25 years ago and would love to be at home smocking a dress for my 3 year old granddaughter. I have started smocking again, but it has been a long time! I need to refresh my skills. Thanks for entering me in your giveaway! I love your creations! Robbie Washburn

Debbie Moore said...

All of these sound like so much fun....I always cook, read and listen to music. I NEED to clean my sewing room. I WANT to embroider some T shirts for my grandson.Need several snow days. My sewing room is upstairs so the view is beautiful.

ShirleyC said...

I sure wish I could take a class from you. I would love to win this book as I'm quite sure it has a wealth of knowledge.
Wow! That's a lot of snow! I'm not snowed in, but I guess you could say I'm "cold in." It is so cold and the wind chills are brutal for N. Louisiana.
I'm sewing and trying to finish an outfit for my granddaughter. I stocked up on supplies for the week as they said we would have ice, but we didn't. I love homemade soups and chili when it's this cold. I do have some other projects to work on so I will stay busy for sure.

clarkclay@bellsouth.net

Anonymous said...

We're snowed in in NW GA, too, so there's plenty of time to do things I've been wanting to do such as reading a good book by the fire, thinking about cleaning out the closet I never seem to find the time to do, and re-freshing my skills at smocking with your new book so that I could make my 2 year old granddaughter keepsake dresses instead of having to buy them! I love your blog!!!
Deana Brannan

Anonymous said...

I live in Canada, and we had 4 feet of snow fall in 2 DAYS in December, so we were snowed in big time! The drifts were humungous! I smocked for my first expected grandchild (a girl!), and made a big pot of lentil soup (a comfort food for me!). If we were snowed in again, I would do more of the same, and also make some cards, knit, and plan my next smocking project.
Mary O'Connor

larseymour said...

Hey Michie,

Would love to have a copy of your new book to read while I am snowed in. I have been in the house for two days doing all the things I love to do "like sewing"

Kay Seymour

Anonymous said...

We expect to be snowed in tomorrow, so a little paytime with the embroidery unit of the sewing machine (get a head start on next Christmas!)and maybe watch a movie in the afternoon when I sit down with my afternon tea.
Oh, yes, and work on the next SAGANews (so I can sympathise with the proof reading of a new publication!)

Julie

antcan said...

Can't imagine actually getting snowed in in BR,LA,but rained in. Now that has happened. I always have on-going projects that I'm only too happy to have a chance to work on with no interruptions, like grocery shopping, etc.

antcan

Patti Hofer said...

Hi Michie: I live in MS where we also got lots of snow! Wish I were snowed in but my boss told me it was "no big deal"! But if I were snowed in, I would definitely be sewing!

Anonymous said...

Snowed in?!! I would build a nice warm fire first. Then like you, I would look out the window to admire the white. Snow makes everything so quiet; I probably would fall asleep in front of my warm fire.

Anonymous said...

If I was snowed in I would sit by a fire and do handsewing on whatever project I was working on. I would love it if my grown daughter and sons would be sitting in the room reading or doing whatever they would enjoy.

Thank You
Marie Roche

Jan said...

I've been snowed in before and I always have lots to choose from. Sometimes it is smocking or sewing. But other times I will spend some time reading a good book with a pot of tea or hot cocoa, yumm. Sometimes I will pop in an old movie and settle to watch. Most times I like to being doing something useful with my hands. I'm excited that your book is published. It looks like it's going to be a great one for teaching smocking. I can't wait to get my own copy.

kr said...

Watch movies and eat popcorn.

Lela C said...

Since we don't get snow often in Alabama the days that it happens are special. So, on special snowy days there is nothing better than to get out and play in the snow with my kids and then come in and snuggle on the couch with my husband. I don't know which I like best but it's all good!

Robin Hart said...

I live where we get lots and lots of snow. It has snowed here every month but July in the almost 11 years I have been here. So because we get that much snow, rarely do we get snowed in. I would though like to spend a day in bed... watching chick flicks, reading a book, drinking tea... as I have a cold at the time and no time to take off to get well.

Anonymous said...

I am in a suburb of Minneapolis and we are pretty much never snowed in for more than half a day. I may not 'want' to go out but I 'could' go out! Those snowplows always come rumbling down the street to plow that snow in at the end of the driveway!! If I were snowed in I am sure I would stay in my sewing room or snuggle up in a big comfy chair and read and snooze! Enjoy your time till that snow melts!!

Chris V said...

BTW, I am the Anonymous from the suburb of Minneapolis! I don't know how my name went missing??

Nima said...

Glad to know that you are enjoying the snow and thank you so much for sharing the pictures too.

when i post a comment here regarding snowing....to tell you the truth i have not seen snow/snowing...My only experience of snow is a visit to ski Dubai...lol...and that was not very exciting because i was not very comfortable in that weather...In the comfort of my home, if it is snowing, i might be looking out thru the window admiring the beauty of the nature....i do this while it rains during the monsoon in my part of the world....

thank you so much for the chance for winning the beginning smocking book...please add me for the draw.

thank you.

Lynette said...

Well, I live in Puerto Rico so if we were to be snowed in I'd probably have a heart attack!LOL
However, I did live in Syracuse NY and they don't know the meaning of being snowed in - life goes on as usual! Still, a good book, hot chocolate, and a challenging bishop would be the order...

Marmycakes said...

We don't have many snow days here in Florida. We did have one 21 years ago though. It was Christmas morning and I had my sixth baby! :D Today if I had another snow day, I would love to be inside by the fire either smocking, crocheting or knitting. I love all three! I would love to use your new book to teach my daughter-in-law how to smock.

Sara said...

We got 4-5" and have been snowed in for 2 days!! I have spent the entire time sewing spring!!
Congratulations on your book!!!

Carol said...

Hi Michie,
I am enjoying the snow and my sewing machine is getting lots of attention. I always want a smocking project to work on but I am trying to get two projects ready for a little trip to Texas. I have also spent time in the kitchen making homemade bread and hot soup. And like you, the beauty of the fresh snow was fascinating.

Joan Burden said...

Hi Michie glad you got snow and are enjoying it. We very rarely have that joy so if we did get snow I would go over to my daughter's house and sled down her hill with my grandchildren. Then, we would make a snowman. After being good and wet and cold, I would go home and eat a bowl of broccoli and cheese soup and maybe even clean house UGH! Then settle down in the recliner and pick up some embroidery projects I have not finished that I started at the Martha Pullen School.

bubbygigi said...

I plan to sew today after I use my snowblower to clean off my driveway and walks. I'd love a copy of your new book. I do smock but am always looking to improve my skills.
Gita/bubbygigi

db said...

If I were snowed in..... I would make some hot chocolate with whipped cream (always have those staples on hand) and go up and reorganize my sewing room! I probably wouldn't get very far as I would get stuck looking through all the older issues of CN / SB / AS&E. So, I hope it's a big snowstorm so I could get some real work done :-). Thanks for a chance to win this new and exciting book!

Anonymous said...

A snow day is not an unusual event here in New England. Being without school aged children any longer, I love to sew on a snowy day. Today I am going to work on a jacket for me, while my batiste is washing. I'll be cutting out a bishop - from your pattern, of course, and get it ready for smocking. Then a nice little nap while tucked up under my little throw will round out the afternoon.

Bobbyemc said...

Hi, Michie........
Being snowed in down here in So. LA would be very rare. I'd build a fire, put on a pot of gumbo and take pictures of the snow. I NEED to spend the time cleaning closets, sewing, etc., but I KNOW all I would get done is eat gumbo and look at the snow. Beautiful sight.

Bobbye Mc

See Jane Sew said...

Well, we are snowed in here in Atlanta! I looked forward to and have loved playing with my little boy out in the snow! I can't get that little monkey back in the house even when his fingers are ice cold! Then we come in and warm up under a big quilt! We've had a great couple of days!

Lauren

zees5 said...

I would sit by the fireplace with snacks, tea, the bible and hand embroidery - dream on! Michie, I know your smocking book will be the best one out there b/c I have your embroidery book and it was the one that finally taught me to hand embroider. I LOVE it! ~Page

Maria Kemplin said...

I would love to be snowed inside, sitting on the couch by the fire with a cup of tea and your new smocking guide book!

Maria Kemplin

Julie said...

We only got 3 or 4 inches in Nashville, TN. I would love a chance to win a copy of your book. THanks for the opportunity.

Anonymous said...

Being snowed in sounds romantic and cozy. I doubt that will ever happen here in Phoenix! Before retirement I worked for a national company. Once the employee newsletter had an article with suggesttions for what to do on a snow day. Snow day? Other people got snow days? Why can't people here in Arizona get "heat days" when it's just too hot to go out?
If I were snowed in somewhere I'd build a fire, put some soup on the stove, and curl up with a book and an afghan.
Mary in AZ

nicole house said...

If I were snowed in, I'd start by cleaning out my sewing room (it's become rather cluttered by projects and piles of "stuff"). Then I would begin my daughter's smocked formal for her spring banquet, and do a little knitting or crocheting too. Of course, I'd also spend some time admiring the winter wonderland outside of my window!

Flo said...

Good afternoon! Sonw here, and always more snow! It's the first time since we're in Tn and the children love it! I'm cooking constantly to feed the hungry mouths and also teaching 9 yo dd to knit! She's a fast learner and is already working on a scarf!
Thanks for your very inpiring blog!!!
Flo

Gigi said...

Hi Michie, I am in North MS and we have been snowed in...it was wonderful. We all went to the farm where family, friends, and grandchildren spent several days drinking hot chocolate, sledding, eating ... and when we weren't too tired--watching movies. The cherry on top would have been to have had a couple of extra days with my sewing machine. Maybe next time.

grandmarockton said...

would love to learn to smock, would this book work for a beginer? enjoy your snow day!

Cathy said...

If I were truly snowed in I would take a nap, read a book, do a little smocking or hand embroidery, call a friend, snuggle with my hubby on the couch, take another nap and cook some soup. It's not happening but I can dream.

LMP said...

Well I have been snowed in all week as well. A couple of unplanned "holidays" has given me a chance to work on a cut chenille blanket that I have had the fabric for for 2 months. I have also sewn a baby doll dress for a challenge on a sewing forum. It has been nice to hide away for a few days, but I am ready to be back to normal. Can't wait to see your new book and learn all of your little hints!

Stephanie said...

If I were snowed in for two days, I would just spend the time sitting and playing with my 2-year-old granddaughter. Of course, I would first have to somehow import her to Texas from Germany where she lives!

Hilary said...

Sit by the fire and read! And some sewing!

Debi said...

I am in NE MS and normally we don't get much snow, but Monday found us with 9" on snow on the ground!! Needless to say, we were housebound too!! I just stayed in my sewing room for the past few days and caught up on some simple projects. My sewing room is upstairs and is usually the warmest place in the house!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Michie' first time to blog but I would love your book .On days like this I make sure all my feeders are full for the birds and enjoy watching them. Sandra Carr

Carol Carter said...

No snow in south Alabama. Ugly, cold, and dreary....Good day to stay by a fireplace and work on hand work.

Anonymous said...

If I were snowed in. I would have a big pot of chicken and andouille sausage gumbo simmering. Have the potatoe salad ready. Then spend the rest of the day in my sewing room sewing and sipping hot chocolate. Now being from Southeast Louisiana. I have never been snowed in... HA ! But it sure sounded good.

Joan Cenac

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pattiemoju said...

Oh Dios, ha pasado bastante tiempo desde que anunciaste tu libro gratis a alguna de tus seguidoras.
No importa, lo importante es que he dado con tu blog que es maravilloso y con el cual deseo aprender con tus creaciones.
Vivo en Madrid España, hace años aprendí a bordar "Nido de Abeja" (Smock stitch). ¡Me han ofrecido dar clases y tengo que ponerme al día!
Te agradecería me indiques si es posible obtener tu libro.
Tu admiradora.

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