Dear Diary, Recently I received this picture of “A Hundred Acres” in some one’s home. Their husband bought it for them for their birthday. It was so nice to see it all situated and know that it is warming up their home. After I sell the rugs I often have no idea where they have gone to, so it was nice to see this one and where it has found a home. People sometimes ask me, How can you let them go? I love to let them go, knowing they find a home somewhere else. I love the idea that they grace the walls of someone’s home, that their children will see that image everyday, and grow up remembering it. It is a lovely feeling.
The last few days have been hectic with meetings and other work. Last night I curled and got two in the house. They eventually got knocked out but still I am a beginner. Today our downtown marketing committee met and we made some plans for an Amherst Downtown Website and brochure that we are excited about. We have a great little community based committee. Harry the Printer is really helping us along on this. Amherst is growing into festival town with the Rockabilly Festival and The Fibre Arts Festival both being so successful. We have lots of lovely small businesses here.
Everyone is getting ready for the big impending storm. We have got our wood in so we are okay. We can always melt snow on the wood stove. Hopefully it won’t come to that and we’ll keep water and power, but everyone around here is excited about the prospect of forty centimetres. We are all rallying with the weather I guess. Staying off the roads, hunkering down, thinking that I would like to clean my studio and organize my wool, a snowy day plan.