We awoke this morning to snow on the mountains around us. Most of it was gone by early afternoon. However, coupled with the low temperatures and cloudy skies the last couple of days, it's a reminder that winter is on its way--as was the fact that it was just so cold in the house that I had to turn on the furnace. I'm dreading the winter utility bills!
here are the goodies to which I succumbed!
Below, a magazine splurge. Two romantic decor magazines and two quilting magazines.
And the beautiful photos in Romantic Country and Romantic Homes will warm my senses and my heart as we head into winter. Yes, it's obvious I'm not a winter person--although I might be if I could play in it and not have to drive so many miles in it each day.
Are you aware Wal-mart no longer discounts magazines (and the prices have gone up on almost everything else they carry)? Okay, now I won't have to feel guilty when I splurge on a magazine at Smith's/Kroger's because at least I'll be earning points toward lower prices on gas.
The double nine-patch quilt in the above photos is one I made in the late 80's and early 90's before I started machine quilting. Although I pieced it in Tennessee, the quilt brings back a lot of happy memories of an old house on Hill Street in Gallup with wonderful big windows. I quilted in the dining room, where we still had room for a dining table. The house had beautiful light maple floors; I'd love to have light maple floors again!
I'm curious......Do you choose the quilts you're using according to the season? Do you change to darker colors in the fall and/or winter? Do you stick with light colors in the winter to ward off the darkness of shorter daylight? Do you stick to your favorite colors year round regardless of the season?
I quilted for a few minutes on a prayer quilt this morning--just a few minutes.
Happy quilting to all who manage time to quilt!.....