Yesterday, we received several inches of snow and then Mother Nature topped it off with a layer of ice. We had to plow it off the driveways, and we were left with a bumpy skating rink.
It came in handy that a couple of weeks ago I bought a pair of Yaktrax. I strapped them on and headed out. No problem, I walked right on the ice and never slipped. What took me so long to get a pair?
The average daily temperature this week is going to be 20º Fahrenheit with a nightly low of 6º except Wednesday when it is going to drop to a wicked cold -8º.
I’m glad the bags of wood pellets are piled in the garage and ready to refill the Harmon pellet stove because it will roar all week.
There’s definitely no gardening going on here except for what I’m maintaining inside which includes several geranium plants that I started from slips. It can be a pain to move the pots on and off the windowsills all winter, but then you get to see a geranium blooming on a freezing cold day and it’s definitely worth it.
I’ve been keeping myself busy at the sewing machine finishing placemats for a gift, making a few small bags, and then I’ll start putting these blocks together for a quilt top. If you’re ever looking for a video on how to make a small bag with a zipper, Missouri Star Quilt Co. has a really good one here.
How’s your new year going so far? Keeping warm? Doing any gardening?