it was so very cold here yesterday and again today what a way to bring in the New Year – although I know plenty of you in the states were in the same shape (or worse) then we were – we in the south take pride I think in whining and complaining about cold weather LOL – woke up to 8 degrees – normally it would be in the mid 20’s to mid 30’s so that is pretty cold more of the same for the next couple of days. We always know it won’t last real long – but hey it isn’t supposed to be that cold here!
I think I spent most of the day taking care of the fire place and maintaining a small fire – if you get it too big the living room is roasting and the rest of the house is too cold – we only use it when we have to – we had to yesterday – I stayed mainly in one room yesterday – in this case because it was the warmest room in the house. Heat pumps are the main way houses in the south are heated and they do not work well at 8 degrees! when we woke up the house was 64 degrees and that was way too chilly for me although I remember years ago in Wisconsin growing up without central heat and it was that or lower I’m sure when we got up mornings before we went to school.
When I was making supper on Sunday I managed to cut my finger – left hand thumb– so not in use too much for sewing but found it awkward to hold the applique today but did get some done. Hopefully it will no longer be leaking blood today and I can go to a regular size band aide today – I didn’t visit the ER – they probably would have just glued and maybe I should have done that myself – just been taking care of it myself, clean it, wrap it and do again if needed.
But I did get a little applique done – this much of the tree trunk
More of the shawl worked on
this much of the quilt – good thing that was my left thumb or nothing would have gotten done but reading! Linking to Esther’s Quilt Blog today.
and the space heater was near by last night while working more on the quilt – the sewing room is in the back of the house – with the fireplace heat running the heat doesn’t come on much because of where the thermostat is and that means the back room is cold – didn’t spend much time back there yesterday or last night.
Hope it warms up soon for all of us!! (I really don’t mind a regular winter but this artic dip to the south is too much)