Hello lovely lovelies♡ A lovely welcome to you this chilly Sunday afternoon♡ The sun's out and if one can find a sunny little nook it's toasty and warm. Here at my little abode there are big picture windows where Old Man Sun's sunbeams invade every dark corner shooing the chilliness away. I do believe sunshine is my very favourite thing in life. Well, let's just say.....one of my favourite things. 'Tis the season for thick, woolly jumpers, boots, woolly blankets and snuggling under the quilt one is quilting. Yes indeedy, winter is the season for hand quilting♡
Jack Frost has set up residence. Yep, he finally arrived. And, I must say he arrived with great gusto and oomph! Every flower which was hanging on to dear life with one last breath, gave up the ghost and fled deep down into the ground. The hydrangeas; quite lovely one day, burnt and ugly the next. The dahlias, a pitiful sight of charred-like misery. The dahlias have been cut back to ground level where they will bloom again in summer. The hydrangeas I fear will just have to look dreadful and bereft for a while as they won't be pruned till August. Though, I must say regardless of all my belly-aching, the ice-sheathed ground, as far as the eye can see and the beauty in the ice-etched leaves is rather sculptural and artistically beautiful. All right....all right....there is much beauty in winter. There.....I admit it! But.......I did say to Pete last evening......."only three months till spring!". =)
Fortunately, the hydrangeas I had been cutting before all the destruction have been drying quite nicely. All have retained their lovely blue hues. More so, than last year. I don't know what I did but they are looking lovely in their demise. They truly do make me smile in their shrivelled and withered, paper-like state.
Though I could chat about all things flowers all day, every day, I suppose, because it is Sunday and I will visit Kathy's place later this evening, I should chat about all things slow hand stitching. There's not a lot to say, really. The hand quilting on the wee baby quilt has begun. The stitches are skipping up and then down the length of the quilt, in diagonal lines. Hand quilted stitches happily skipping along in a merry fashion. I don't suppose the quilting will take too long, then I can bind the wee quilt and send it on it's merry way wrapped in many kisses and hugs♡ This wee little quilt just makes me smile♡
Another Sunday nearly gone. Another week ahead filled with dreams of pretties to stitch and create as I hand quilt away. Have a beautiful week, lovely lovelies♡ May there be many moments which cause you to smile and be thankful♡
Until the next time..........