I’d decided to write up the WIPocalypse SAL page during a random rainy day. I think Irene blowing through our area qualifies. :)
So come one, come all and sign up for the 2012 Wipocalypse! And please pass the word along. :)
It’s been a windy, wet day today, but thankfully it looks like we’re missing the bulk of this storm. Our rainfall totals haven’t been that bad here in Providence (perhaps 4 inches total), and while it’s been extremely windy, we haven’t had power dip at at all, and so far there doesn’t seem to be any damage in my neighborhood.
I headed up to Bush Mountain Stitchery yesterday morning with Lisa and Rebecca (of Samplers & Such) for a fun day of stitching. Bush Mountain had to do an emergency move to new permanent quarters last week due to ongoing roof issues with their previous location with a new added perk – a room reserved exclusively for stitching! The three of us were the proud initiators of the new space, and stitched the entire day until the store closed for the day.
The new store is located in what used to be a bank, and it’s a quirky, fun space. There are lots of little nooks filled with stash to wander and explore. While I’m sure there will be some changes to the space as the store develops, for now there’s a room exclusively for standard floss. Another nook for fabric. And get this – the bank vault is filled with stash! You actually have to walk through the big vault door!
The stitching room is well-lit and comfortable. There are bathrooms right off the stitching room and inexpensive food within a block’s walk, so great for a day out. Maeann, who owns Bush Mountain, is planning to start some events and classes later this autumn once they’ve settled in.
It was a great day – lots of laughing, lots of stash ooh’s and aah’s. Lisa worked her version of Witchy Washy (Raise the Roof), Rebecca worked on a gorgeous Ackworth School sampler, and I brought Ye Olde Coffee House (Little House Needleworks). We all made some good progress while we were there. I look forward to the next trip!
So while the rain has mostly stopped here today, it’s still extremely windy. We’re watching Doctor Who, Torchwood, and Battlestar Galactica episodes as we goof around all day. I’ll probably throw some laundry in later, once the storm has really passed us this evening.
I hope you’re having a lovely weekend!