White on white.

After a very mild winter, so far, in south central Pennsylvania, we got a really good blizzard.  This is what we were used to when we lived in Maine.  Unfortunately, I gave away my well-used snowshoes when I moved here.  They would have come in handy this morning when I slogged out to the hen house in knee-deep snow.  The “girls” didn’t want to come out of their house and who could blame them?

Instead of hooking the final areas of my current super secret rug, my time was spent clearing paths for the four dogs to go outside and do what dogs do.  They were not thrilled with the snow.  It is also cold in my studio even with the heater on, so rug hooking took a back seat.  I guess I could have taken some rugs out in the snow to do that “snow cleaning” technique, but if I had tossed them on the snow, they would have disappeared!

I spent some time rearranging things in the house.  I always have lots of hearts on display, but as it gets closer to Valentine’s Day, I dig out even more.  Having time to enjoy being inside looking out at the beautiful snow has been wonderful.  

There's a lot of beauty out there.

This is a small quilted piece I salvaged from a cutter quilt and added appliqued hearts.

This is a small quilted piece I salvaged from a cutter quilt and added appliqued hearts.

I found a red wool sweater at a thrift shop, felted it, and made these puffy hearts.

I found a red wool sweater at a thrift shop, felted it, and made these puffy hearts.

I love creating different vignettes in the dry sink.

I love creating different vignettes in the dry sink.

Thumper is no match for the amount of snow we got.  Daniel Peifer's cemetery by the tree is almost entirely filled up with snow.  

Thumper is no match for the amount of snow we got.  Daniel Peifer's cemetery by the tree is almost entirely filled up with snow.  

A bit of color in a monochromatic world.

A bit of color in a monochromatic world.