These numbers are VERY deceptive. A high of 20 degrees today? I don't think so. We had negative windchills again this morning. Enough so that not only was school closed today, but my Bible study was cancelled.
The house is at a constant 67 degrees, but I'm feeling just enough under the weather that I'm really cold. The dogs go outside, but it only takees them a few minutes to take care of things and they're ready to come back in the house.
With it being so cold, I'm perfectly content to stay home and in-doors. To that end, I'm trying to find things to keep me busy. My monthly craft goals have been met, next month's already started :)
So I've been putsing around with some new little projects, until I come to a road block:
The first project I pulled out is a UFO from a couple of years ago. This is where my love affair with houses. This was a block of the month that stitched up very quickly.
And aren't they just adorable?
I spent Saturday evenign adding the buttons to the borders for embelishments. The pattern had little flowers or leaves or snowflakes or whatever was appropriate, but I wanted to add some dimension and chose the buttons. My favorite month ended up being May - I love the boy and girl buttons.
Next up, I found a pin cushion project in a Gooseberry Patch book. This is as far as I got, using a green chillies can for the "pail". The felt colors I needed/wanted, I didn't have. So maybe Wednesday I'll run out and get them with the buttons I didn't have for the house quilt. But so far, very cute :)
Next up, this cute stitchery from Jenny of Elelfantz
. Jenny offered it as a free tutorial for a journal cover. I would like to turn mine into a needlebook. So far I'm just at the stitching stage. Fortunately, my hands are warm enough to stitch - if slowly - but the typing not going quite as well. Thank goodness for spell check :)
I fussy cut my flower centers and am matching up the threads to do the stitching. Hoping this to be finished by Wednesday. We'll see if I can hang in. I've managed to get a head cold. The aches, sore throat and tender tummy are not helping my focus.
So what else is going on . . .
The Apron Swap
The deadline for signing up is February 26, 2015. So if you are still on the fence, the deadline is quickly approaching. Time to make a decision.
I'm signed up - this is going to be fun. I've participated in a couple of other swaps and have enjoyed them. So it didn't take much to convince me to join this one :)
Thanks for stopping by,
Wishing you a day filled with creativity.