AT HOME TODAY ~ we have lovely sunshine and a mild 33* with a few snow showers on the way. The last few days have been bizarre weather-wise, with 6" of snow falling on Sunday and then high winds and rain taking over Tuesday evening, stealing away most of our snow. The winds were so bad in the wee hours Tuesday, neither Mark nor I slept. They were bashing against the house with crazy force, coming from all directions (which was truly unsettling). When the sun rose everything on the front porch was bashed about, chairs were on the ground, everything soaked through with rain, blankets, chair cushions and pine boughs littered the front lawn along with countless branches and a few limbs. In our woods there are a couple tree's down and throughout our little village, many trees fell... power was out for thousands. Oddly, our power remained on. Quite unexpected as we have lost our power in far calmer storms. We have another storm, of the same rain and wind, moving in Friday night into Saturday.... :( Over the past several days, while this crazy weather bashed about, I have been busy baking and cooking.... Hamburger Soup, Peanut Butter Fudge (I should not make that again as I ate FAR too much of it), Baked Chicken, Sweet Potatoe Casserole and Cheddar Biscuits and last night, Chicken and Dumplings .... AS WELL AS, sketching, writing and stitching.
I HAVE FINALLY begun the stitching on the project I will be teaching at the Big Blue House Spring Retreat in Tennessee. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS. I am afraid I cannot share details or sneak peeks of this project.