It's been some winter so far, hasn't it? This morning I woke up to this view from my kitchen window ~ sunny, blue skies and unblemished, sparkly snow (like the old Christmas cards with German glitter). By now I'm sure it's all tracked-up, between the rabbits, squirrels, cats, birds, deer and who knows what else.
Last week, I glanced out from my sewing room and caught sight of these two fellows passing through. If we must experience winter, I'm thankful to be in a place where I can at least enjoy the view if I'm housebound by a polar vortex or two.
And how about this...have you ever seen a snow roller before? I've lived in snowy climes my whole life but never heard of these until a news report mentioned them last week. Imagine my surprise to look out the front window and see them dotting my yard!
January is usually reset time for me, but despite my big plans, it didn't work out that way this year. M was home for a week with pneumonia. My car has a problem that refuses (twice, so far) to reveal itself to the technicians, making driving in this frigid weather stressful, 'hold-your-breath' events. And while there was plenty of time to quilt, I realized about '8 blocks in' that my ambivalence about Molly's quilt was the thread color I was using. Way too much contrast. So I ripped out all the quilting (*gasp*) and started again. Daunting as I considered it, but definitely the right decision.
February's off to a good start. I'm back to regular yoga classes, finally. I faced the fact that I just never dive into my scraps when I work and these bins & baskets full of color and print are just distracting, visual clutter. An afternoon of 'tidying up' morphed into 4 days of serious cleanout which has resulted in a fresh, welcoming workspace, in which I'm spending more time every day ~ finishing up some oldies but goodies, prioritizing a few new projects and crossing some commitments off my list.
Here's what I've been working on this week ~ some mini-quilts for an event in May. I'll tell you about it next time, but now it's off to quilt group and then home to settle in for some Olympic coverage and a few more hours of hand-quilting. I'm hoping the rest of the month continues to be so productive!