Groundhog Day is a legitimate celebration on February 2 in Pennsylvania. Would you believe many Pennsylvanians believe a groundhog can predict the weather? The groundhog - Punxatawny Phil as he is called - dwells in a hole in Punxatawny, PA Each year on February 2, a bunch of grown men put on their top hats and tails gather round the hole and try to coax Phil to come out - probably with a treat of some kind! If Phil sees his shadow, he retreats back into the hole and folklore has it - we are going to have 6 more weeks of winter weather, otherwise Spring is the forecast!
When I found this printed groundhog fabric a few years ago, I knew that locally it would make a popular Kalico Kard. Its message inside: "Any day above ground is a good day!" I hurriedly created about 30 - the first 6 went to our senior pastor because I know him to be a devout Pennsylvania Dutchman who would enjoy them. The rest of the fabric however was lost - it fell to the bottom of a fabric storage box and was only recently discovered - and again it has become a popular card locally. If you are interested in purchasing it you will find it on my website here:
In Punxatawny, the ground is covered with snow presently - and locally snow is predicted for tonight. In 2 weeks, it will be colder still around here, and even colder in Punxatawny! I don't know about groundhogs, but I'm tired of this cold weather already, so along with those grown men in their top hats and tails, I will be waiting to hear Phils prediction - and if Spring is just around the corner I'll want to believe a groundhog can predict the weather, but if the prediction is 6 more weeks of winter weather, like many others I'll be saying "what does a groundhog know about the weather?"
I am a fabric artisan who found her passion when most grandmothers are thinking of retiring! Creating fabric greeting cards for more than 20 years, I've accumulated many quotes, quips, puns and sayings which give Kalico Kards character! After sharing my handmade cards successfully at arts and craft shows locally I was encouraged to offer them to others on the world wide web! The fabric designs and the messages on my cards are created to warm the heart and tickle the spirit of their recipient. Doing what I love is an inspiring way to work - it means making new friends and hearing their wonderful comments about how Kalico Kards have inspired their lives. It's a huge motivator. Time passes quickly when you're doing what you enjoy! Log onto my website at www.kalicokards.com and leave me a comment - I'd love hearing from you!