I don’t know how it is where you are, and I know some of you live in warmer climes, but it’s been COLD around here the last few days.
It snowed last Saturday night, and it’s been so cold ever since, the snow won’t leave! But it could be worse. I hear north of here, they’re getting loads and loads of snow.
Bonnie’s well prepared, with her big thick furry winter coat. But a white coat is just so hard to keep clean in this weather!
Jasper has had to remain in captivity, simply because it’s been too windy and cold to let him out in the yard. I feel sorry for him, but he doesn’t seem to mind, as long as the food keeps coming!
And speaking of dirty white coats, he’s a mess! See his dirty knees? I want to give him a bath, but I doubt he would go for that. Goats seem to enjoy being dirty. And stinky! But he does like to be brushed. I mean, loves to be brushed.
I’d say it’s probably safe to retire my hummingbird feed for the winter, don’t you?
To combat the winter blahs, I dug out this pile of sunny goodness to play with in the studio:
That should make me feel cheerier, right? It needs more pinks first, I think.
And I’ve been sewing. I made my exchange block for guild. Isn’t this cute? Jackie found the free pattern somewhere. I may have to make a bunch of these. It was fast.
In other news . . .
Sew Sweet Quilt Shop announced on Wednesday that they’re starting sign-ups for the Kansas City Star BOM, so if you want to get the kits each month, just give them a call at 660.548.3056 and get signed up for it. You can read all the details about how they’ll be doing it HERE.
I’ll be back tomorrow to announce the winners of the 350 Blocks Project from last year. And yes, we’ll be starting over for this year, so keep track of your blocks, and I’ll announce the new start next Monday.
And I just scheduled another day out sewing with friends. ‘Cause sewing together is always more fun than sewing alone!
I finally found a water bottle that My Cowboy deems safe to take upstairs with me. (He’s afraid I’ll spill and ruin something! Me?! Pfftt!) I found this Cool Gear bottle at the local Wally-World, and I actually like it. (I normally have issues with closed-top water bottles — don’t ask.)
It keeps my water cold, it doesn’t sweat and drip on anything, and the top works like a straw, instead of a squirter. It also holds enough that I don’t have to refill it so much. But I’m not sure that last part is an issue, because now that I’m drinking more water because I have this handy bottle, I have to keep running downstairs anyway to visit our only bathroom! It’s part of my exercise program . . . OK, OK, my only exercise program . . .
And before I go, I want to show you these cute little chalkboard labels I got:
They came from Houseables on Etsy. I have plans for these. I also got a roll of peel and stick (and removable) chalkboard “stuff” that I have big plans for, too, if I can decide exactly where I want to put it! I’ll let you know . . .
And that’s what’s been going on around here. I hope you’re keeping warm and getting lots of sewing time!