We're breaking records this year, and I don't mean the vinyl kind. So what do you do when you have record-breaking cold, and record-breaking snow? Hypnotize yourself by making a record-breaking number of French knots.
Which, actually, I love to do. I have my own crazy method - I use a pillow on my lap and when I stab the needle through, wrapped, I stab it into the pillow to hold it, while I reach underneath to pull it through. It keeps my knot from coming out.
My shift was called off for tonight, so I'm home wrapping and stabbing. Huddled under a comforter, with the heating pad. Yes it's that cold. March is relentless so far. We're 3 inches from the snowiest winter ever! Enough already.
My lovely friend Patty flew in last week from Florida, to go through some of her mum's quilts and stuff. I only knew her mum before she started quilting - but she went on to win awards. She was the sweetest woman, I didn't know her well but I remember her with fondness and admiration. In going through her mum's things, Patty found some wooden blocks that her mum had in her sewing room, and blessed me with them.
I will treasure them, as one of my best friends ever gave them to me, and they came from her sweet mum. I have a shelf somewhere, stored, that I need to find, it will be perfect to display these blocks. Better than in front of my ugly tv, lol.
And now back to my stitching - stay warm, dear friends, keep dreaming of spring!
11 For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; 12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; 13 The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away. Song of Solomon KJV