The days are so dark and wet that I feel like I should be hibernating. Plus I'm on vacation, so I've reached the point of any good vacation where I'm not quite sure what day of the week it is. This deep part of the winter can be a little disorienting.
I was feeding Michael's cats while he went out of town for a few days. Next to his mailbox, there is a forest of toadstools. Some things thrive in dark wet days.
Michael's babies, Bob and Violet, are little furry rays of sunshine. They're happy to see me when I come to fill up their bowls.
Christmas lights and a fire are also important to ward off the darkness. This is the illusive Wee, our number one cat. We've had her the longest, and she was an only cat for many years. She's camera shy and more than a bit crabby. The other cats have chipped away at her status as number one, but she still gets the best place by the fire.
But even these dark days have been productive. Here are a couple of last minute gifts I made. Allie wanted a sleeve for her laptop. This one is flannel.
Michael got an apron made from a fabric printed with Hawaiian shirts.
I also finished a baby quilt for a student who is a new mom. I made a bunch of these blocks awhile back, and they've come in handy.
has been successfully made larger. It's in the closet now at the head on the line to be pin based and quilted.
Yes, it's dark and wet and cold, but I look around me and my world is filled with light and bright colors. I hope you fill these dark days with your own brilliant lights.