Friday, January 3, 2014

It IS Winter!!

Happy New Year!

I've been so involved with Christmas and kids and church over the holidays I've not been blogging, so I have to catch up. I HAVE been working on some projects! Finally got the DD's quilt over to the long arm quilter, and I'm hoping to finish up a couple of projects by end of January. I knitted at least seven pairs of 'granny slippers' for gifts. I made several hat and scarf sets for the girls.

And I cleaned up my sewing room on New Year's Day. It feels so good to be organized! I feel like I can actually find things.

Back at work, and today the big news is the temperature. It is TOO COLD FOR WORDS, or nearly so!

I have one of those digital readouts in the dashboard of my car, and when I left my house this morning at 7:30 a.m., it read -10. Brrr... winter just got started and it has arrived with a vengeance!

Tomorrow it's supposed to be 30 degrees but dropping until Monday the actual high will be below zero. BRRR!

I always think about homeless people when it gets cold. Do they find shelter somewhere? Do they think no one cares about them anymore? We pray about them in church, we donate items to a local charity that serves them, we hear about them on the news. If your social conscience encompasses the homeless you do what you can to make sure they make it through the worst of the weather.

There was a lot this morning on the news about having a winter emergency kit in your car in case you get stuck somewhere -- a blanket, some extra gloves and hats, some snack food and maybe bottled water. My husband bought me a set of jumper cables and a first aid kit a number of years ago to keep in the car, and I have a small fleece blanket in a plastic bag.

What do the homeless have? Can they find shelter? If you're a sewist, maybe you make quilts for charities that serve people who need extra warmth this year. If so, bless you!

Our church quilt guild is meeting in a couple of weeks. I'm going to see what we have to deliver to City on the Hill.

Then maybe I won't feel quite so guilty about being warm on these very cold days and nights.

Sew on!