It is coming our way. . .
After about a foot of snow on Saturday, and cleaning up yesterday, there is warning of anywhere from 40-50 additional cm of snow heading our way, starting this afternoon. (That's about 20 inches). The next week ahead also predicts snowfall, but tonight we will have a bit of a warm up that will change the snow to ice pellets and then it will turn back to snow again. All this will include winds as well.
Winter has definitely arrived in Nova Scotia.
I spent yesterday doing general tidying up and organizing. Usually I do that after a long run of deadlines, as it makes me feel nice and fresh to have everything in order once again. I try to keep things organized as I go, but like most people when I am in a hurry or distracted, I don't do the best job.
I had several order to print and wood to cut and I had to package everything up to ship. Surprisingly, that took me until nearly midnight last night. Those "office tasks" take a lot more time than I realize, but I wanted everything ready for today so we can get an early start.
I also got some fun painting done on Saturday. This is a little magnet that I painted for myself over the weekend. The design is from Painting Ezine and the designer is Sharon Chinn.
Painting Ezine is the online publication that published my little Valentine Teddy Bear magnets. I love all the quick and cute projects they have in it! If you are looking for a new source for painting, check it out. It is under $2 per issue and loaded with fun projects!
(You can also download single issues for $3 – Click on the photo of the magazine cover for more information)
I never thought I would like digital magazines, but as with everything, I am getting used to them. I love that you can have them delivered instantly. Unlilke the paper magazines that often come to Canada a month or more after everyone else gets their issues. I also like that you can store them on your computer easily. It is much easier to pull up the file to browse than to go hunting for a paper issue. And printing out the patterns is a breeze too. I guess I am not so old that I can't adapt to some changes (YET!)
With all that said, I need to get moving. I just wanted to write a short post to let you all know if I am missing for a day or so, it is likely that we are without power. We are prepared though and I have water, food, blankets and cats to keep me warm. I have plenty of 'non-electrical' things to do to keep me happy such as embroidery and painting and I have plenty of candles so that I can even do some things after sunset. We will make it through the storm fine.
I know that Chicago got hit pretty hard yesterday and I hope my friends and family there are well and good. Chicagoans – like Canadians – have been raised on harsh winters and are used to dealing with the snow and cold (and even power outages). Hopefully everyone got through things without incident.
I wish you a wonderful day and a wonderful week ahead. Stay warm and safe!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"