Wednesday, December 9, 2009

What's That White Stuff?

My first winter back in Texas and I am welcomed with a wonderful snowfall....


December 2009 Snowfall



This is very unusual for the Houston area and I am not too sure when I will see it again. For me it was a mere "dusting" but for the natives it was reason to close schools early, close shops early, dump 2 bags of sand at the entrance to the bank, and for some a reason to drive down I-10 with the hazard lights on. Like so many others, I left my house with camera in hand to capture the moment. When I am wishing for the whitecap mountains at Okemo in Vermont, I will grab this picture and glance at the "whitecaps" on my house. Yes, we had snow one day and 71 degree temperatures the next!

With all of that snow, I am ready for Christmas. I spent much of the day turning the tree from this:


To this:



Just in time to hang this gorgeous ornament from Pilar:


2009 Year Long PS Exchange ~ round #4
Stitched by: Pilar

The ornament is stitched on very tiny count; it looks like 40ct over two (?) ~ truly perfect stitching and finishing. Pilar inserted dried lavender inside so the ornament smells wonderful, such a nice touch!

Thank you so much Pilar for the beautiful ornament, I shall treasure it.

Here is a sampling of some of the cross stitch ornaments hanging on the tree this year:







Thanks to the old and new visitors that take time to stop by ~ I enjoy and appreciate all of your comments!

Until next time...


18 comments:

Missy Ann said...

lol I know! That was not *snow*. That was fun. But I did get out of work early and picked my son up from early dismissal too. We used our day to drink hot chocolate and veg in front of a movie. :)

Daffycat said...

A lovely Christmas tree, Marie! Congratulations on the snow ~ what a treat for Houston! It looks funny though on top of GREEN grass!

Julianne said...

Marie,

Your tree looks wonderful.

I hope you have a lovely first Christmas in your beautiful new home.

valerie said...

Snow in Houston...still hard to believe! Your tree looks beautiful as do the ornaments decorating it!

Deb said...

Yeah, it always cracks me up when people who don't normally get snow close down the whole town for an inch or two! A mere nothing to us Northerners! Love your tree and all the stitched ornaments!

RuthB said...

Congrats on the snow and the absolutely lovely tree!

Lisa said...

What a lovely tree!

Cathy B said...

Your tree is lovely Marie!

I have to laugh when cities "down South" have to close down all because of a dusting of snow! We had 8 inches between Tuesday and Wednesday and nothing shut down!

TinaTx said...

Your tree looks wonderful!

Michelle said...

Hi Marie ~ it looks like you're ready for Christmas. Your tree and home look beautiful!

Yuko said...

Marrie, how are you?!
Sorry, that I haven't been leaving comments at all!
How gorgeous your Christtmas Tree is!!
I love your ornaments so much!
They are so beautiful!!

Paula C. said...

I love your tree! I haven't even put mine up yet. I can't believe you got snow in Houston! WE have no snow here in Spokane but it is cold. It was also very very cold while we were in San Antonio. Had a great time though.

Katrina said...

Love your tree!!!! And your home is very pretty too.

The weather has been crazy, we had several days of single digit temps, I am glad it's warmed up a bit.

Suzanne said...

Oooh, how exciting getting some snow! I love your tree, you have some wonderful ornaments decortaing it.

Marie said...

Your tree is beautiful! We are having our first snow of any measure here in NC.
I wish you and yours a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year.
Love,
Marie

Brigitte said...

Oh Marie, your tree looks gorgeous with all these stitched ornaments on it. Pilar's gift is just a wonderful addition.
It must be wonderful to live in a region where you can have a dust of snow and then such nice temperatures the day after it. Living in the montains I will never have this.

FayeRaye said...

Merry Christmas from our house to yours!!! Faye

Lennu said...

You have beautiful ornaments in your tree! Have a wonderful Christmas time dear Marie!