Monday, January 26, 2015

The Storm of the Century

I must have been on another planet for the last week -- I had no idea we were in for a gigantic storm until yesterday.  It looks like it will be huge, and the total number of inches expected seems to grow by the hour.  I went out this morning to the bank, the gas station, and the grocery store, even though we have enough food in the house to feed the entire village for a month.

The flurries started at 8 this morning, and just as the weathermen predicted, the heavier stuff started falling at 1 pm.  I put snow shovels by the back and side doors so we can clear a path for Cairo, whose little legs are only about 6 inches long.  We parked our cars as close to the street as possible so we won't have to shovel the entire driveway.  So we are all set, now that the snow is really starting to accumulate.

So what's next?  I'm about to make a cup of Lemon Zinger tea and sit at my rug frame!  Hooray!  I cannot remember the last time I spent an afternoon hooking.  I've been too busy getting ready for classes and the new round of shows that start in April.  So this will be a real treat for me today.

Speaking of classes, we had another successful day at Farmhouse Quilt Company.  I had three brand spanking new students, and five returnees who have all started hooking within the past year.  What fun we had!  And how well they all took to it!  I think the ease with which they have picked up hooking comes from the fact that they are quilters.  They are already handy, and tuned into color planning and all that jazz.  Turns out, a quilt shop is a really great place to color plan a rug -- all the fabric companies bundle up cottons that go with each other and those color combinations lend themselves to hooking.

I'm excited to see what the girls have completed by our next class.


Orange Sink said...

Whoa! Sounds like you folks on the east coast are going to get burried!! Kind of like our winter last year! Enjoy that hooking time! I hope you get shoveled out and stay safe during the storm! I'll be thinking of little Cairo too!
Warm hugs!!
Cathy G

Gayle said...

We in the WEST are envious of your huge snow storm - this drought just won't end! Hope you survive the ordeal.....

The Paisley Studio/Sarah McNamara said...

Thanks girls! I'd happily send you some snow if I could!

Julia said...

We're expecting that snow storm to blow through here and dumping a whopping mount of snow.
I have an appointment for x-ray tomorrow and I'm wondering wether it will go on as scheduled.

I love that your students are so enthusiastic and keen on their color planning. I can see that a quilting studio would be a great place to color plan a rug.

Stay safe and warm and i hope that you weather the storm well.