Winter Approacheth

We are in that strange time of year that is between seasons ... the calendar says Autumn but the weather certainly feels like winter! All the gorgeous fall colors we enjoyed this season are completely fallen off the trees now, and the temps have plummeted. We have even had some light dusting of early snow this week, which puts one in the holiday spirit. Mike and I have broken out the flannel sheets, the electric blanket, and the heavy coats. It's also hard to choose: autumn or Christmas stitching?





I have been super busy getting started with my new job, that I haven't had much time for posting here. I sent off two sets of fair squares today, so I'll have those to show soon. In the last month I also finished up the stitching on a 2007 JCS Christmas ornie, put a little progress into Where My Heart Blooms, and worked some on the large piece for Autumn Song by BBD.

Let's see, I was also tagged some time ago by both Jennifer and Tanya to share 6 Random Things About myself. I am going to be a delinquent tagger and not pass it on to 6 others, but feel free to snag this if you want!

1. My hometown is considered part of the "Dairy Capital" of Texas.
2. My father is a large animal vet.
3. I speak Spanish.
4. I am the only daughter of an only daughter, and my first name, Ruth, has been passed on for 4 generations of women.
5. I also read Greek and Hebrew.
6. I hate pickles.

23 comments:

Jennifer said...

We've been enjoying the fireplace pretty much every night, but DH still won't let me get flannel sheets for the bed. He gets WAY too hot at night for them.

The snow the other day was just gorgeous - big fluffy flakes coating the trees and the ground, but I suspect you got less of it that we did, as we got less than some of the more western suburbs.

Cindy F. said...

such pretty pieces:)

Redwitch said...

Lovely photos of your stitching Ruth. The UK is getting some snow but none here, just chilly rain!

Wow being able to read Greek and Hebrew is a special talent!

Andrea said...

Wonderful WIPs. Flannel sheets have been on my bed for a while, I love being cosy and warm.

Polly said...

I've just finished Autumn song too. I also love BBD and read Hebrew ;))

Nancy said...

Hope your new job goes well Rachel, and it doesn't matter what you choose to stitch because it is always beautiful! Enjoy the season!

Anna van Schurman said...

Cute ornament. My grandmother was one of two girls, my mom is one of two girls. I am one of two girls. My aunt has two girls and my cousin--2 girls! Strange phenomenon.

Hazel said...

Pretty bbd designs! I just did this for the Harvest exchange and its on my blog now. Some very interesting facts there. So I take it you use your middle name as your name then? xx

Ranae said...

Nice stitching
We broke out our flannels already too.
I received my chart, I am sorry for not emailing you to let you know. I just thought about it.
Take Care!

Michele said...

love your wip progress! and that ornament is too cute :) must make a note to myself to go find that pattern :)

glad you are enjoying the change in seasons :)

Michelle said...

Gorgeous stitching! I love that Autumn piece!

Lee said...

Three great projects! Thanks for sharing them. Love those BBD...

staci said...

Good luck with the new job! All of your stitching looks wonderful!!!

mainely stitching said...

I do love your choices in stitching matter, Ruth! How neat to be the only daughter of an only daughter - sort of like being the 7th son of a 7th son. I have an aunt named Ruth and have always liked the name.

Aviva- Viviane said...

very nice work, Ruth !

Aviva
from Israel

Jeanne said...

It's raining in my town today - it's a rare thing here in the desert southwest. A little snow would be welcome but it's not going to happen! I liked your interesting facts Rachel- you are quite the scholar! Congrats on your progress. :)

Vonna said...

Everything is just looking so pretty Rachel :) Your beautiful stitching made me smile for you (and made me a little green with envy too ! LOL!)
Hope you had a super holiday with blessings galore and thanks abounding!
HUGS!

Concetta said...

I always love catching up with your blog, Ruth. What beautiful stitching and stunning photos! I absolutely adore your "Tea with Jane" finish - how adorable is that -- Love, love, love! :)

I hope all is going well with your new job.

Dianne said...

Hi Rachael!
Hope all is well with your new job. Your stitching looks lovely as usual.
I'm the only daughter of an only daughter too and my maternal grandmom's name was Ruth. I have a similar name to her middle name of Caroline (her mom's name, mine is Carol). My youngest brother gave his daughter the middle name of Caroline. : )
Language is not my forte-that's awesome you can read such complex ones.

Sally said...

I am so behind on my blog reading! All your stitching looks lovely as always. I love the little ornament.

It is really cold over here in England. Where I live we had snow this morning and also just over a week ago. I so rarely get snow it's lovely to see it.

Susan said...

I love your progress on "Where My Heart Blooms" - it's gorgeous!

Sonda in OR said...

Those three all look wonderful so far. Love WMHB!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Dear Rachel, Just wanted to stop by and to tell you hello. I've been off blogging for a while, and I see you have, too. I look forward to seeing more beautiful work of yours in the new year! Sending good wishes for 2009 and our stitching! Happy winter, friend,
Hugs,
Deb