How about HOT drinks for a COLD day? I grew up in Maine. I lived in Oswego, NY, during the storm of 1978 (83" of snow over a weekend). Still, I shudder at the sight of -15°F on the thermometer outside my kitchen window. Last night, I was startled several times by intermittent, loud noises, like someone throwing a baseball against the side of the house, apparently some cold temp reaction in the framework. The small consolation is that it should warm up within a few days ~ it can't be soon enough for me!
This is what I plan to do today ~ sit under Molly's long-neglected wedding quilt and make some progress on the hand quilting. She couldn't take it while they lived in Tokyo, so I felt no urgency (big mistake) to finish it up until the surprising news that they were moving to the States late last summer. After much diddling about how I would quilt it through all of those seams, I finally got going on this before the holidays. In the end, there was no getting around them, so I decided on a straightforward marking and now it's full steam ahead. I almost never sit and do handwork during the day but I think today will be an appropriate exception. Nice, cozy work on a blustery day ~ plus it's Molly's birthday! I'm counting on cold weather, fresh TV episodes (Downton Abbey, Project Runway, The Americans ~ among others) and the Olympics to keep me settled in my seat this winter, stitching away until I can place this project firmly in the *finished* column.
Stay warm, wherever you are!