Our frigid weather continues. Overnight temps have been consistently below zero. Monday was -21, this morning up to -6. (Well, it is Minnie-soda, ya know.) We have plenty of wood for our stoves. A heavy snow cover would be much appreciated, but hasn't appeared yet. Yesterday morning, we had a beautiful snow fall, bit it didn't last giving us only an inch of cover.
The air outside wouldn't be nearly as numbing if it weren't for the frequent high winds. When we venture out to feed and water the chickens, bring wood to the house from the wood shed or any other task that must be done, you can be sure we bundle up to our eyeballs. Even so, we usually have to come in at least once to warm tingling fingers by the stove before we're done.
This past Tuesday and Wednesday were especially brutal with dangerous wind chills. Schools were cancelled on Wednesday which may have been in response of parents to the just-as-bad conditions on Tuesday when there was school.
To cleanse our bodies with a good dose of oxygen and stretch lazy muscles, we've been walking (briskly) out together to get the mail each day. Yesterday there was no wind and we both commented on how balmy a calm 6 above zero felt. More of the cold is forecast to last through next Monday with a warm-up arriving by Tuesday. Yay for that!
Wednesday I finally tackled taking down the holiday decorations in the house and putting up the winter ones. It took me all day and I didn't truly finish until yesterday.
Last night I hung my new shower curtain in the bathroom.
Before putting it up, here it is on the design wall of my quilt room, done (wonky buttonholes and all) and ready to go.
And in place. Sorry I can't get a better picture, but our bathroom is too small. The toilet is directly across from the shower and even standing on the toilet seat, I'm not far enough away for a good shot. (I did try.)
And the rug to match, in front of the sink, that I crocheted.
What's the next quilted project I've gotten a start (barely) on? The above is the "winter" wall hanging I've been using in that special display wall space in the kitchen. I originally made it for a different area before we remodeled the kitchen, and it's really too small for this new space. Therefore, the new piece (I've been thinking about making for two years now) is my current project. With luck, I'll spend some time working on it today!
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