Nothing feeds the center so much as creative work, even humble kinds like cooking and sewing...Baking bread, weaving cloth, putting up preserves, teaching and singing to children...
~~Anne Morrow Lindbergh~~
Saturday, January 15, 2011
I think it might be cold outside
Woke up this morning, thankfully, and was so glad for all the wood we brought in this fall. Here is what the thermometer told me about the outside........
I really can't complain, it's mid January and this is the coldest morning yet, usually by now we have had several 0 degree mornings and some below. Yes, I do know some of you would say this is a warm morning, LOL. So far the chickens have faired well, I try to keep their coop fresh and add shavings on a regular basis, every morning they get a warm mush of some kind and I fill their water bottle with very warm water and it goes back into their coop. The fact that they are still laying eggs tells me that they are not too bothered by the temperatures.
Last night's PMS gathering was enjoyable, we has some yummy stuff to eat, shared our various projects, and just plain enjoyed each others company. I do understand why women used to get together and sew, it really was enjoyable.....believe it or not there were times that it would get quiet and then of course there were times when we were all chattering and laughing, I'm already signed up for next month! I didn't get as much done as I had planned, my machine was acting bad, I checked it before I left and it was fine (??), but I planned ahead and brought some hand work......I did get some flying geese done before switching to hand stitching. I was able to get a little closer to finishing the hand quilting on the Fat Quarter quilt for January's meetiing next Saturday. Hoping to share the finished product with you soon. I would love to have a group of friends that like to quilt/sew come on a weekly or biweekly basis, but unfortunately most of my "local" friends don't quilt/sew and while I know that I would love to invite Elizabeth, Debbie J, Terry, and Jackie to come for a quilting/sewing gathering I think the drive might be a little to long, LOL. But you are always welcome to come!