Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Snow?!! Giveaways, and Stitching (barely)

Wow, I won a giveaway from Beth and I love it! She sent me the Northern Pine Designs "Ebb Tide" and the canvas that goes with it. Thank you so much, Beth!
We here in the Raleigh area did get about 5-6 in. of snow; it's been a long time for us to have any. Here's the view of the front,

then the back, ( I know, it looks pretty much the same.)

and the front steps. Interesting how the snow blew and left it this way.

I have stitched a little on a Bride's Tree ornament for January. This is Rosewood Manor's House in the series.


And lastly, this a reminder of enjoying life to the fullest....

Click on the picture and you get the full effect. Yes, Montana absolutely loved the snow.
Oh, to be young and free!

32 comments:

Terri said...

Great stitching. Looks like Montana is having a great time :)

Kelly said...

Lovely photos of the snow and Montana! Lovely stitching!

Bagira said...

Montana wonderful dog! I like this breed of dogs. I want to buy the same dog in the future. A view of buildings in the snow is very beautiful!

htimcj said...

I hope you had fun with the snow! Montana sure did! What a cutie! Nice progress on the stitching.
Heidi-ILCS

Charlene said...

Wow, Carolyn! You got way more than we did -- I'll bet your schools are still closed ;-).
My Pixie thought she would like it, but once her feet got wet and cold, she didn't want to go out for several hours! I also did the Rosewood Manor Bride's Tree ornaments. Are you a part of their blog?

Beth said...

I don't think Goldens ever grow out of that carefree play-in-the-snow stage, Carolyn. Kasey acts like a puppy whenever there's a blanket of snow on the ground. Her favorite thing is to dive into it, shoulder-first, and roll around.

Enjoy Montana while he's still a baby!

Hugs,
Beth

Carolyn said...

Congrats on your win. Awesome snow pics. Montana is so adorable and the name is perfect!

Kathy said...

Awwwwwwwww, puppies in the snow. It doesn't get much better. :)

Oh, and the stitching is lovely as always. :)

Meari said...

LOL, Love the pic of Montana! Congrats on your giveaway win.

Emily said...

Doesn't he look like he's having a great time. We only got like 1/2" in Greensboro.

Terry said...

Nice stitching pictures. Good thing that puppy has dark eyes or you would have lost him in all that snow. LOL

Vicky L said...

Oh what an adorable picture of Montana.

Nancy said...

I imagine that's quite a bit of snow for your area! It does look pretty thought, doesn't it? The puppy is just adorable, I can see why your not stitching as much, I'm sure he keeps you hopping.

Shelleen said...

Montana looks like a handful but oh so cute!!!

StitchinKat said...

Hey Carolyn! Montana is sure enjoying the snow! We did not get so much up here, kinda backwards, huh? DD did get today off from school anyway. Love the chart you won! I have Northern Pine's Blue Bayou, so you wanna SAL? ;-)

Myra said...

Hi Carolyn, Montana is a cutie. I am just up the road a bit from you and we enjoyed the snow too.

Rene la Frog said...

Looking forward to watching the progress on your stitching.

Love the pictures of the snow. Lets me know it's still Winter somewhere but not here. Our weather is more like Spring. Montana looks like he/she is having a ball in the snow.

Autumn said...

The stitching looks really nice! And look at Montana! What a sweety-pie!

Donna said...

Love the snow and the stitching. And Montana is precious!

Daffycat said...

Carolyn, the picture of Montana is darling. He is having a blast!

Oh, I wish we'd get some snow!

Gabi said...

Montana is SUCH a cutie. Looking at him how he plays and runs in the snow makes one want to play with him. And that says someone who is not really keen on snow. On the other side...lol...I'm sitting here under the airco to prevent overheating. Right now snow sounds very appealing to me. It's just too hot here today.
The stitching group for Christmas ornaments is such a good idea. I might give it a thought. Lovely stitching. Looking forward to see it finished

Sadie said...

Lovely stitching Carolyn. Congrats on the win.
Montana looks like he is having the time of his life!

Lou's addictions said...

I love the snow, I just wish we had more of it (you would think we would get it all the time in Scotaland). Montana is just soooo cute. I think I need to get myself a doggy ;o)

RuthB said...

Hey Carolyn! Happy snow... and happy Montana! Dang could that puppy get any cuter?????

kaghos said...

yes it does seem like a some one there is having a ball in the snow. meanwhile I'm freezing looking at it LOL. congrat. on your win.

Sharon said...

That is some serious snow! Montana looks adorable. Lovely stitching.

Sharon said...

That picture is just wonderful, he is such a beautiful dog. I love your blog so much, so I gave you an award. Come on over to my blog and claim it. happy stitching. xoxo

Siobhan said...

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog! :) I enjoyed looking through your stitching and other pictures. Great WIPs, and I am envious of the snow! I miss snow! Your Montana is sooo flippin' cute! I had no idea that there was a difference between American Goldens & English Goldens--very interesting to learn that! I've only seen one yellow Golden here in Ireland, all the other Goldens are white. Enjoy your puppy!

Frishawn said...

Montana is just darling!!!! I can see that he is making life around your house interesting. Great stitching as well.

Chiloe said...

I love the snow when I don't have to drive !!! lol the dog is soooooo cute ;-)

Congrats on your win ;-)

Lizzy said...

Oh, wasn't the snow simply lovely? Your photos are beautiful and Montana is sooo adorable! And it looks like he was having a grand time! I intended to post a photo or two of the snow on my last blog post but forgot all about it... duh! OH, well next time! lol

And your stitching is lovely, as always! Can't wait to see it finished... I really must start on a set of Bride's ornaments for Brandy... I'd love to have them all finished by this Christmas! Oh, I really, really need more hours in the day! :-)

{{{Hugs}}}

Von said...

Carolyn, I've just found your blog and enjoyed getting to know you a bit. :) What a sweet puppy Montana is - such a beautiful color. I'll be back 'round for another visit soon!