Thursday, December 12, 2013

Baby It's Cold Outside

It feels like -19C out there today with the windchill factored in.  The snow that fell on Sunday night is still around.  It just hasn't been warm enough for it to melt.  We are supposed to get more snow on the weekend. Nice for getting into the Christmas spirit, but this cold makes my fingers ache and then they don't want to perform tiny tasks.  But I have to get on with my sewing.  Still working on the kids quilts.  I am at the sandwiching stage now.  Should be quilting them shortly.  I'll show them to you when they are completed.

Every time I get a little bored with the kids quilts I work on my Celtic Solstice blocks.  So many little pieces and so little time.  I have about half of them done.  Not going to link up to Bonnie's blog this week. Maybe next week when I have more to show.

I was clearing off my tables in the solarium so that I would have room to sandwich the kids quilts, when I noticed my Christmas Cacti in bloom right now.  Don't the colours look like this week's blocks for Celtic Solstice?  I love those colours.  These are my favourite Christmas cacti.

I also have a gorgeous Amaryllis is bloom right now.  I bought it a few weeks ago.  This is the second bloom on it.  So Christmassy, don't you think?  I love it.

Now I think I will make myself a cup of tea and head back to my sewing room.  Maybe put on some sewing gloves and turn up the heat.  Can't complain about the cold too much!  This is Canada after all.


Dolores said...

Yes, it is Canada and yes it is winter (almost) and yes it is cold. My feet are always cold it seems. What a wonderful gift your cacti gave you. It's nice that you're so engrossed in your project. I thought about the BHunter mysteries and they always seem to have so many pieces to them and why are they on just before Christmas when people are busy?

Exuberant Color said...

I love the yellowish cacti! My orange one has buds on it now.

I have 2 flower stalks on my amaryllis but not blooming yet.

Wacky Woman said...

My mother always grew Christmas Cacti. They really are stunning. Have a good week.

Barb said...

I always love your flowers