Monday, 2 February 2009

It's a Snow Day!

Well, half a snow day anyway. We woke up to 1/2 inch of snow here in Berkshire so we travelled into work as usual to find that London had had a proper snowstorm - 6 to 8 inches in most places. And, because London is not generally a snowy place, you can imagine the chaos that ensued - all bus services suspended, the Tube only working on the actual underground bits, all the train services from the south and east of the country suspended... I was one of only 8 people who managed to get into the office. So after fielding dozens of calls from colleagues and clients cancelling most of the meetings for the day, and seeing that it continued to snow heavily outside, I decided not to risk getting stuck in London for the night and headed off home around noon. Now, it did take me almost double the normal time to get home, but hey I made it and I'm home about 3 hours before I'd normally be home! So what am I going to do? Stitch, of course! :)

I stitched with the Let's Stitch group for Friday's SAT, and made some great progress on Paradigm Lost - I'm now finished page 6, meaning I'm over halfway done. Hurrah!!! Perhaps a goal of a 2009 finish isn't totally insane?? (For the moment, I am ignoring the fact that it has taken me two years to finish up to page 6...)




Happy Stitching!

13 comments:

Dianne said...

Maybe with some cheerleading you can make it a 2009 finish! Go! Go! Go!

Nana's Quilts said...

Such georgous stitching. You should feel very proud - even if it takes a bit longer than anticipated. I finally got caught up on details of your trip home. Wasn't that snow something else? Couldn't believe it. But it looks like you had a fabulous time and your wedding quilt - what a fantastic memory. Wow! Lucky you!
Don't forget quilting (as well as stitching) :-)
Hugs,
Marne

Brigitte said...

Wow, what a gorgeous progress you made! And as it's only the beginning of 2009 you might be able to finish Paradigm this yera?

Angela said...

It's a lovely piece. glad to hear you made it home safely and made the most of your extra free time.

Jennifer/OH said...

Some great stitching going on. Isn't it great to get a snow day. I had two last week and I think another is on the way for tomorrow. I associate Winter with Christmastime, but we seem to be getting an extra-strong dose of it right now!

Kathy A. said...

Looking good girl!!! Way to go!

Annemarie said...

Oh, you can do it, Stephanie!! I say, bring on the snow!

mainely stitching said...

Wow, great progress!! Keep it up!

Sally said...

Your PL is looking stunning! I see there's more snow forecast so maybe you'll get more done??!!! I don't think it's going reach us this time:(

Angela said...

I've just given you an awrad so please come over to my blog to collect it.

Andrea said...

Wonderful progress.

It hasn't been agreat week for us in the UK has it. :/

Wendy said...

PL looks awesome! I'm sure that huge snowfall made you feel right at home! But egads, 3 hours to get home, how awful...

Mylene said...

Stopping by to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day weekend!