We woke up to frosty cold below zero temps, and its only going to get worse... The winds are going to kick up and make it unbearable.
For those of you who wish to shiver a bit with Steveio, here's his winter work around the house...
Snowblowing is a never-ending task in the area we live in. We are close to Lake Michigan, so we get some "lake effect" snow. Today it seems like it just keeps falling.
I know this is taken through the window screen on the outer layer of storm windows so you can see the grid of the screen material. But this is the view out of my bedroom window each morning out to the street in front of our home.
Our windows have outer storms , then the old fashioned wooden windows, and then an inside layer of plexiglass that snaps onto the frame from the inside. At first we thought the plexiglass panels were dumb when we bought the house, but they really help on the heat bill and air leaks. Steve would like to replace all our windows with new ones...ACK! I won't agree. What we have are nice, old fashioned, and fits the house style. Our heating gas portion of our bill last month was under $140 for the month, and some of that is the hot water heater and meter charge. That is a LOT less than our last house, which was newer, more insulated, and had new windows.
So. There.(Steveio and I have a running disagreement on the windows, so I will get my licks in here, on the blog, where he doesn't read). LOL!
In my guest bedroom, i am keeping 8 pots of coleus plants growing.
Some are blooming, even in the middle of winter?
I share them with friends and try to spread them all over.
In the summer, I plant them all outdoors where they grow big and lush and full.
Yesterday afternoon I worked on my newest quilt. I know I blogged about starting on this quilt before, but I will post about how I started it again.
I bought this book and template from Nancy's Notions. With it you can make 7 different pattern blocks. By sewing together long strips of fabric in groups of threes, the template helps you cut out perfect rectangles to arrange into block patterns.
I sew the blocks together on my 100 year old Singer treadle sewing machine
(thanks to Paula Stuplich who gave it to me)
So best to get off this computer and back to the sewing machine.
(on edit..added later)
And here is a tiny bit of our snow for you to enjoy.
I shouldn't complain so much about our weather, it is kinda pretty....