"No American woman, let her speak all the tongues, and play on all the instruments invented,
can be said to be educated, if she is not a good needle-woman."
-Catharine Maria Sedgwick

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The big snow melt!

Greetings and salutations from the big snow melt! Here in southwest Ohio we have had a doozie of a February! The "snowiest on record" for Cincinnati and environs. We have had 21+ inches thus far with most of that coming within a ten day period. Now to those of you on the east coast, 21 inches probably sounds like a dusting after the year you've had, but it's been quite a bit for us. We've had a few days in the upper 30s now so the piles are beginning to recede....and it's getting me antsy for spring!

The first day of spring is just under a month away. Can't wait for the new tulips I planted to begin to peek out of the ground in my garden. I love tulips. Nothing like daffodils and tulips and sunshine to make you smile! Bring it on! Gardening is a passion of mine. I truly think it has to do with the artful playing of colors and textures. The annual joy of combining plants in my garden is much like the joy of choosing threads and fabrics for stitching. The creativity of both passions soothes my soul.

There are a couple of new Heart in Hand charts at the graphic artist this week. I hope they'll be in the shops within two weeks! The Trilogy released several new designs at the recent Nashville Market. I'm trying to get my hands on some photographs to post here soon. In the meantime, it's a great time to go in to your local shop because there are a lot of great new products available this month!

I'm sitting in the puddle of sunshine that's streaming in my kitchen windows today. Love to sit in the sun and work on new designs on my computer. I've got a red-white-and-blue patriotic one brewing as I write. Who doesn't feel patriotic with our Olympians doing so well? Weren't the ice dancers great last night?!? What a record breaking year this has been for the United States Olympic team!

Records in the Olympics! Record snowfall!

Have a great weekend!