We're freezing down here in the Sunshine State! Oh, the sun is still shining, but the temperature is a new low for us. My house was a chilly fifty three degrees this morning...I was forced to fire up the heater. I know these temps in the 30's would be welcomed by many of you at this point, but for us it is wicked cold.
This is the time of year when our roads are swelled by "snow birds". License tags from the North practically outnumber the locals...Ontario, Michigan, Massachusetts, Ohio. The people in those cars are surely grateful for the 30's...and the sunshine. They will be thanking their lucky stars this weekend when we are back up in the 70's! Count us among the grateful!
Usually, around this time I am gearing up to put my white slipcovers on my living room furniture. The sun gets stronger every day and I don't want to risk fading on my sofa...it gets a lot of sun.
I took a few pics this morning...a final salute to our "winter" home.
This year I gathered all my Shooner Redware on the bookcases. I've enjoyed it there and might end up leaving it.
I put the rug I was working on...Thistle Down Moon from Maggie Bonanomi...away for now. I just could not get into it. It wasn't fun anymore. I can't find the book with the original in it, so that was frustrating me. I have a horrible feeling that it might have, accidentally, found it's way into the recycling bin with a pile of magazines. It occurred to me as I was hooking on that rug, that the last couple of rugs I have hooked have been that same pallet...with green leaves and black background. I think I was "bored".
So, I pulled out this Liberty Bert rug and have been working to finish her. I had all the wool with her, and the backing on which she is drawn is a delight to hook on. I'm convinced the change in colors has restored my enthusiasm.
Have a great weekend...try to stay warm...and safe!
Enjoy the day,