Tuesday, January 22, 2013


It's absolutely frigid outside, today.  -47C with windchill (that's -52.6 F).
It wouldn't be ridiculous if I were a polar bear, but while I have adapted some bearish characteristics (tell me it's not only me who fattens up a bit through winter), and I do tend to hibernate in the cold months, last time I looked--no fur.

What does any of this have to do with stitching?  Well, what better time to cozy up with a new pattern, and start stitching a spring piece.  That's what I'll do today.  Maybe find a Paula Vaughan pattern--quilts and flowers.

I love where my mind wanders, while I stitch.
I will dream of warmer days.


  1. Well, it's absolutely balmy here in SW Ontario compared to you... our temp is -25 with the windchill :-) I'm with you on the hibernation thing; and it's a perfect day to sit and stitch. Have fun picking out something new and "spring like" to stitch!

  2. It always helps to lose yourself in something that you enjoy. Hope weather gets warmer where you are.


  3. I so agree, thanks for stopping by Kathy

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog!! I hope you are
    having fun on the GYB party!! Nice blog- love your chickadees xstitch!! Linda

  5. Thanks for visiting. I loved cross stitching when I was a child. We did it in school. It is something I would like to take up again. Especially when I see the beautiful pieces you have done. Stay in touch, Sue.

  6. Doing those creative things is therapy, I think. I hope you enjoyed your day! It has been fun visiting. Thank you for stopping by!

  7. So cold here to, frigid.....Enjoy the stitching, Francine.

  8. I've had a delightful visit Rose,
    You made me giggle with your bear analogy...and I can relate to everything you say!
    I've just returned from a Canadian Christmas holiday of -27C degrees to and Australian summer of todays temperature of 40C degrees!

    I can imagine you sitting cosy with your quilting by a log fire....sigh.

    Stay cosy and thanks for popping over to my place earlier. I'm off to party some more thanks to Vicki's invitation but I hope to come back soon :D
    Have fun!

  9. So nice to meet you Pippirose and visit your lovely blog. WOW your stitch work is amazing. I love the little birds and owl below. Just gorgeous. Yes, this is the season to curl up and stitch with something in your lap. I wish I could send you some of our warmer air. We are hitting in the 70's F today. I know you probably won't like to hear that!!
    I grew up in Michigan so I know what cold is all about!! Stay warm and enjoy the time stitching.
    Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment.
    I am a new follower here too.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  10. Just don't let your hands get too cold ;) It will make it very hard to get through the right opening. Have fun, stay warm.


  11. Baby it's cold outside here too. Love your sweet little birds on a limb.

  12. No hibernation here, I live in the southwest of the US. I have been a follower for a while here. thanks for visiting my blog.

  13. What a numpty...I forgot to hit the follow button when I visited. So I'm doing that now.
    I can also say that I adored your little chickadees...they're very special to me so it was lovely to see them.
    We had a night-time temperature of 27C degrees last night...can you imagine? Phewph!

    Neesie ♥

  14. You win the cold award! I've been complaining but its not been THAT cold but I have to admit a week of it now is getting to me down here in Ottawa! I must admit its cut down on the running around after work I've been going home and relaxing!

  15. Hi Rose, I hope you found that perfect to stitch on while the weather outside is frightful. I don't do cold well at all. The owl you stitched is amazing. Wow! I used to do big projects like that with all the colors and backstitching, but now I stick with simple charts that can be finished fairly quickly. My eyes aren't what they used to be. And neither is my patience! I see that you've been rather sporadic in your blog posts. Hope you will keep up with it more in this new year. Wishing you all the best, Tammy

  16. Oh I do hope the weather has warmed up for you since reading your post. I am a new follower. Thank you for finding me:) Now I can see all your lovely stitches:) love Annette

  17. It's freezing here too! Though not so cold as Canada. I'm also dreaming of Spring :)