1) My goodness, you’d think it had never snowed in November before! Would everyone just calm down, please?
1a) That said, I was surprised by how quickly it came down. There wasn’t a flake visible when I got home, and when I opened the curtains less than two hours later, poof! Winter wonderland!
2) While holiday card shopping with a couple colleagues late this morning, I unexpectedly stumbled on a fabulous new book, How to Behave Badly in Elizabethan England: A Guide for Knaves, Fools, Harlots, Cuckolds, Drunkards, Liars, Thieves, and Braggarts, by Ruth Goodman. What fun!
3) First, sort all the blocks into piles by color. Decide what color is most fashionable, and begin your design with those. Highlight with complementary colors, and accent with all remaining colors. Be sure to consider what shapes fit best together!