Staying warm these days isn't the easiest thing to do! Woke up to -27 degrees Celsius this morning and that was enough for me. Did NOT want to add on the wind chill factor to get the true temperature! DH felt that the car should have a wee run this morning to keep the battery charged - it started but you could tell it was under duress. Drove like a tank for a little while! It's in weather like this that we miss having a garage.
Nothing of note has happened in the sewing room here at Chez Magpie - nor has anything been happening with either my knitting needles or crochet hooks. I'm doing my usual thing at this time of year and snuggling in my easy chair with a good book (or seven). A week or two of sloth, particularly with it this cold outside, is about all I feel like doing.
So....I went back through my pictures and realized that I had neglected to share this wee project with you before Christmas...
It's a card I created to send to my Australian cousin who recently got herself a little Scottie puppy. Thought she'd get a kick out of the image I chose!
- HERE is a link to a list of cross stitch stitch-a-longs that are happening.
- Kathy Shaw is taking registrations for another of her FREE online crazy quilting classes for ribbon embroidery and you can find more info about that HERE.
- If you, like a lot of us, struggle with making French Knots, Mary Corbet has a great article on her blog about how to get them perfect every time. Have a look HERE.
- There's an interesting post HERE about choosing colours for making a temperature blanket. I've toyed with making one but just haven't gone so far as to get the yarn I would need. I do love the concept though and maybe someday I'll get around to it. She has also written a great post HERE about them. Hmmm - might just make this NOW to keep me warm!!
Today, rather than a quote, I have this...
Stay warm and safe those of you that live in the cold climates and for those of you currently enjoying the warmth.....pfffffft.