You may have seen in the news that here in Boulder we have not only had a record-smashing week of single digit days and subzero nights....but we've also had gas and electric outages in the last 48 hours! We had a couple nights this week that got down to -15 ... that's 15 below zero!
Friday morning our gas and heat went out at our offices and warehouse, and also at our home nearby. Our staff made sure all the packages went out before they left for home, and we appreciate that they worked through the cold to get those orders out before the weekend!
Here at home we've been without gas, heat, hot water, and a stove...and last night we were without electricity for awhile too! It was kind of funny because I rushed out last night to get some space heaters (cheaper than staying at a hotel) and as soon as we got home, the electricity went out! What else can you do but laugh?
Anyway, I have prepared the newsletter today with two jackets, 3 pair of socks, 2 scarves, and a pair of fingerless gloves. Today when I looked at the temperatures outside, they varied from 3 to 9 degrees. (Fahrenheit) We haven't had a bath since Friday morning. Wah.
Watch for this special sale starting Weds:
We honor the passing of Nelson Mandela by putting our 3 African categories on sale. Perhaps there are some of you who would like to make quilts celebrating his life.
(see our midweek newsletter for details)
Weather allowing, I am flying to Chicago Monday for a conference at BERNINA USA headquarters! My midweek newsletter will be from the Bernina Ambassadors gathering. As always, I feel very honored to be invited to this gathering. You may recall that several years ago we all went to Switzerland to tour the Bernina factory in Steckborn!
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