Temperatures in the 20s and 30s, snow flurries, then sunny skies, then more snow clouds would creep up and just as quickly go away. I’m no weatherman, but I think the wind chill factor was 11 degrees.
A good day to stay indoors, sew, and eat hot soup for lunch.
Crock Pots and warmers lined the dining area walls, warming their contents during our general meeting and announcements. By 11:00 am the entire meeting hall was a cacophony of delicious aromas, melding into one overwhelming craving for soup!
I made my first executive decision of 2017 yesterday.
I canceled our first meeting of the New Year due to a large incoming snowstorm. So far, it is not snowing. If it doesn’t start by tomorrow I am going to feel silly. The weather app on my phone will be removed.
I may have a little something to do with the lack of snow. Because I always want it to snow, I am often disappointed. When I DO NOT want it to snow – my kids are on the road on their way to visit, for example – snow dumps with a vengeance.
I hope it’s not too late to start the mantra: Don’t Snow! Don’t Snow! Don’t Snow! Don’t Snow!
Monday was the Beginning Log Cabin, Part I class, and those who were signed up arrived by 9:00am. The drive through town was wet, dreary and foggy. In other words, a great day to spend sewing!
A lot of exciting things happened that Monday.
The biggest news – our grant proposal to fund a “mobile” sewing class that provides local Middle and High school students the opportunity to learn to sew/quilt, was awarded the full amount we requested! The money will go toward the purchase of machines and tools for the students to use in a hands-on environment, at their own school. This was made possible by Candy Gutierrez’s enthusiasm and dedication to getting young people interested in the art of quilting.
Oh, and it snowed that afternoon. I did not make the progress I should have with my log cabin block because I was watching the fat snow flakes blowing around – most of us were. Enough about the weather…
Teaching the class, were Joanne Padelford and Judy Allhizer. Some random photos were taken during class.
*Beginning Log Cabin Part II is scheduled for the end of May.
To add to Monday’s excitement – we had two wonderful gentlemen donate supplies to the guild.
Mr. Chris Walton: 2 large trunk’s full of thread and notions his mom-in-law, who was a professional seamstress, had.
Mr. Ken Archibald: 1 ft x ft swatches of fabric designs he used in his factory to make aprons. We were thrilled to take 50+ pounds of them off his hands!