When the weather first turns cold, it’s hard to adjust to being in the house so much. I practically live on my front porch in warm weather, preferring to read, quilt, pray, what-have-you….out there. It’s rare to find me sitting in the living room unless it is extremely hot outside. It’s just a room to pass through to get to the porch :)
The holidays get me through the adjustment. There’s Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years and while there may be a fluctuation in temperatures…a few mild days here and there, by January, you can just count on it being cold. Period. As it is now.
Our brief spate of mild weather and rain changed with temperatures plummeting rapidly. Those large rain puddles turned to ice, and we’re back to day time highs of 20 or so and much colder nights. Snow started moving in late Thursday afternoon.
Now, there is bundling up in many layers to take that walk, clear the yard of dog poo, perhaps shovel some snow, clear the ice from the car…and now the living room is a happy place to visit. A place to huddle under a quilt while reading or watching a movie. I’ve adjusted to winter and have gone from feeling cooped up to feeling cozy.
The dining room is where sewing and making things goes on, however. ( a picture from a few years ago :) Usually a quilt is spread out on the table or the sewing machine is set up there.
Sewing is not all that goes on at that dining room table, though. I have a little 8 x 12 galley kitchen in this little bungalow, so the dining room table is used for everything! :)
Holiday dinners, baking biscuits and gingerbread men, putting puzzles together, making dominoes line up and fall down; lots of activities have gone on at this table.
This week the sewing machine has been out,working on some rows for a quilt backing. My youngest likes The Grateful Dead and last year I’d purchased a bit of Skulls and Roses fabric. There’s too many roses for a guy, so I am cutting the skulls out, and I can use the rose scraps down the line. I have black fabric for the rest of the backing ( for the Gradient quilt top. )
When I went to put the backing together I barely had enough black fabric. I’d purchased it so long ago I wasn’t sure why, as in I thought that I’d ordered enough.
I think that I must have planned to just use the entire Skulls and Roses piece with the black surrounding it. Oh well, it worked out in the end. Photo taken before the snow arrived :)
Next on the agenda is to make a quilt sandwich…
I am not sure how you feel about YOUR weather at the moment, but my personal take on it all is that The Garden of Eden probably just had two seasons ; Spring and Fall :)