It’s been an exhausting yet exhilarating few weeks. We are getting settled, unpacking boxes, acclimating to a new time zone, a winter that consists of green mountains, and watching cherry red trucks haul dirt up the hill for the art barn foundation.
I thought (a bit belatedly) to host a Valentine’s Day Groundbreaking party, and planned for a local affair but I was really thrilled that some out-of-towners came too, and made a weekend of it!
Friend I have known forever came over, too…
As did their parents who I have known most of my life.
We ate a lot of cake!
Quilters hung out with non-quilters (in efforts to lure them to the dark side).
Her humor nearly surpasses her strength…
She also wanted to made it very clear to me that she got dirt under her (freshly manicured) nails during the groundbreaking.
Alex Anderson came too! (Below, far right)
And more old friends from high school…
There was the ceremonial dig. (The pink silk scarf on the shovel was hand-dyed by Yvonne.)
Others got into the spirit of it, too.
And we laughed. A lot!
And took advantage of a surprisingly warm day.
Some of the guys…
It is really starting! I can’t wait to post progress pictures.