It took it's own sweet time coming but the snow and cold are here and I think here to stay.
It's the perfect time to quilt. Last weekend I spent it machine quilting on my winter sampler,
when I looked down I saw snow,
Along with all the cold and snow comes hot cocoa. My friend from Alaska sent me this wonderful gourmet cocoa mix. I made my husband and I a cup in the early evening, what a burst of energy I got, I quilted until late in the night and still then I couldn't close my eyes!
Thank you Deb, it is wonderful.
Onto the woodstove went a canning jar filled with equal amounts of coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter and a little bees wax. As soon as it melted I added lavender and rose essential oil, all wonderful for dry skin.
Poured into jars and molds to harden.
Last night was quilt bee, even though it was 16 degrees and snowing we didn't cancel. We were making infinity scarves. This was the one Joni made, with flannel, flat lace and a ruched flower.
Cathy made this one with cute polka dots. (her stripped shirt doesn't show how cute the scarf is).
She's going to add three silver buttons on the lace.
And me, I wanted to use some of my natural dye printed wool, it was a little skinny. The lace is an antique hankie, I'm going to make a ruched flower to sew to it.
Also from our bee Jamie gave us our snowman blocks from our Christmas exchange.
This is a Crabapple design that Jamie hand embroidered.
There's always an overachiever in every group!