Christmas Eve we had temperatures in the low 70’s. Then we go into a cold spell; back into the 50’s and 60’s. So the groundhog didn’t see his shadow — an early Spring. Everyone cheers! Well, truth be told, not me. I enjoy winter and feel like I need it. I need some “hibernation” time. I still have winter decor around the house.
But, I digress. Back to the weather. After temps in the 50’s, in comes a blizzard. The snowstorm last Friday really gave us some beautiful scenic views out our windows. I guess that Mother Nature decided that if the Punxsutawny Phil wanted to have an early Spring, well, she would just give us a bunch of snow just to let us know that she would have a say in that. Then, in comes some warmer temps for a day or two, then a few more inches of snow; a dusting more a few mornings after that and now here comes ………………..
………… the Polar Vortex . So, time to hunker down and stay inside and stay warm and cozy for the weekend. By Tuesday, we will be warming up and getting heavy rain. But, hold on, I saw snowflakes on the forecast map for next Friday. I think I’m a little motion sick from this ride.
And while I am trying to stay in my “hibernation” state, I won’t be sleeping. I actually will be looking towards Spring and Summer. I will be working on some things for the next Craft Fair. I will be making a bunch of these: Microwave potholders. I have made some sets of these and given them to a few people and they have been very well received and people have said they will be ordering a bunch of these. I am also working on a couple of wallets. Trying to work out an easier way of getting the twist lock into the flap with the padding that I want in it to give it some body.
I hope to work a bit on my lattice quilt. It would be great if I was at the point of putting the binding on it. I could sit with a nice, warm, cozy quilt on my lap while hand-stitching the binding down. But, alas, I am not there yet. I have other quilts to keep me snug.
We are also starting to talk about our gardens. I think I want to try to grow potatoes this year using a method I read about on the Old World Garden blog. If you are into gardening and haven’t visited this blog, I encourage you to do so. It’s been very interesting to follow along on their journey.
If you are in the path of the Polar Vortex, have a warm and cozy weekend inside. Make soup; maybe some chili, bake some bread. Spend some time being creative, read a good book, watch a good movie. Just pick something that you have wanted to do and spend some time in your cave and “hibernate” for a bit.
Have a great weekend. See you all soon.