Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Which Path Should I Take?

We have paths all over the backyard. One path to the horse field, another to the driveway, and the last going to my workshop. It looks like a maze out there. Sammy the Lab took one of the paths and didn't know how to get back. He stood out there barking then tried to cut across but the snow was too deep. I had to go out and rescue him.

We're waiting on the approaching storm. We could get up to another 24-inches. Some neighborhoods closer to D.C. haven't been plowed yet and there are still lots without power.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

I Survived the Blizzard of 2010

The snow blizzard in the DC area began Friday morning and did not let up until Saturday evening and dumped over 30-inches. We lost power during the early hours of Saturday (thank-goodness for generators). Obama referred to this storm as Snowmageddon. Washingtonian's are also calling it Snowpocalypse. We're expecting another 5"-10" on Tuesday. Most in the area have snow fatigue, me included.

We waited months for a reservation at Volt which the snow canceled. It's owned by Bryan Voltaggio who came in second in this season's Top Chef:Las Vegas. His brother Michael won. Both brothers are from this area. We'll try again sometime in the future.

I hope to dig out to my workshop soon. Click on the picture to see how huge the snowflakes were.
Sunday morning we awoke to a beautiful crisp, clear sunny day. Getting back to feed the horses was no easy task.
There's a picnic table there somewhere.Our Lab Sam. He's turning 13 this year. He is still so puppy-like but he's slowing down.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Nantucket Basket Class

Finished teaching a 4-day Nantucket basket class. It ended up everyone worked on a different project. I was very pleased with how the baskets turned out.

Karen with her 16-inch oval tray with Wenge wooden base.
Marea with her 6-inch open round. Her first basket.
Jenny with her 12-inch oval tray with quarter-sawn Sycamore base.
Stephanie's finished 6.5-inch mini-market basket with oak staves and Gaboon ebony base. I enjoyed sewing the Toile de Jouy fabric liner.
Kirby with his 7-inch oval.
Penne with her 10-inch open round.
Jennifer with her 8-inch oval. She will be finishing it at home.