Yesterday the weatherman was calling for snow, and LOTS of it, so I zipped out to pick up the books I'd ordered. If you can't tell by the book, and the dog quilt it's resting on...we kinda like dogs.
I've wanted to do a pet portrait of my dog for several years, but haven't been able to find a class for it. Dottie is half black lab and half beagle and has unusual markings that evoke compliments and inquiries from passersby. I want to capture those markings in a quilt.
The other book is not dog- or quilt-related. I heard about it on the radio, and thought I should get educated on Twitter and other media. I'm not a natural when it comes to technology, but this book is supposed to be helpful in getting one's message out - whatever that message may be.
I was prepared to hunker down with my books. I dared Mother Nature to do her worst. Hoping for a snow day, I snapped this picture before bed. When my trusty alarm clock went off at 5:30 AM, I opened my eyes, thought, "SNOW DAY!!!!", threw off the covers and rushed to the window....only to see the same green grass I saw the night before. Curses! Foiled again!
I wasn't entirely dissappointed though. It began to snow as I was getting ready for work. In fact, I was almost late because Dottie loves snow and didn't want to come inside. It snowed all day, and it's still coming down. This weekend I hope to hibernate with my books. Now that Old Man Winter woke up from his nap, I don't think the snow will be going anywhere for a loooong time now. :)