Clear blue skies, white mountain peaks, a daily new dusting of snow on the foothills. The views from the window are beautiful. Outside, the wind seems to have an entity of its own. It funnels through the mountains, I can hear it build, and them BOOM, it hits the little town, and our old house. The temperatures have hovered in the teens, and while we have been lucky to not loose power, we are struggling to keep the pipes from freezing. Yesterday we had frozen pipes in the afternoon, we put a blow dryer to them and got them thawed, and then the dishwasher pipes froze. We are out of silverware, so I suppose doing dishes by hand is on the agenda today.
I woke up freezing two days ago, so yesterday I splurged and bought myself one of those heated mattress pads. (You can see the dog loves it.) It is nice, even if you simply heat your bed up and then turn it off just before you crawl in. Not going to work this month does have its advantages; I think I could get very use to going slowly into the day. We’ve been making soup, sewing a little bit, trying new bread recipes, and just enjoying one of my favorite things in the whole world, simply being home. When the weather outside is 17 degrees, home is a good place to be.
Tonight I start a brand new quilting class. I suppose it says something about me that this is my third beginning quilting class. This class I will learn how to quilt on the machine, and I just struggle with getting everything straight, so hopefully this I will master. Quilting is all about being straight and exact- I am neither one of those in my life. I am thinking perseverance is a good thing for someone as scattered as I am. I selected my fabric in grays with a splash of red to make the class quilt for one of my daughters. I didn’t see the beauty in the colors until we started collecting them, and I am now noticing how beautiful gray is. The longer I live, the more I realize every color is just beautiful. It is all about contrast, the dark colors against the light, the depth, and the blending. A little like life I think.
What is happening at your house right now?