another very cold day here. BRRRRR While Barker and I were walking this morning, I was thinking about people who are homeless, hoping that they had found shelter both over night and during this bitterly cold day. Every Tuesday my husband heads up our church's feeding program for the homeless and he often tells me of conversations he has overheard amongst the clients: where they spent the night last night and where they are hoping to spend the night tonight. I am always amazed when I hear that they are sleeping 'in the woods' or under an overpass. I know that sounds naive on my part, but I just can't begin to imagine it. I am so thankful that we have warmth and comfort, but my heart goes out to those who aren't so fortunate.
I snapped this pic from my sewing room at about 5:30 this evening
as you can see, the hummingbird feeder still has a block of ice in it from last night. I don't believe our temps ever rose above freezing today, and I hope a hummingbird flying off course hasn't had to take a frigid sip from my feeder! There is one lonely female cardinal on the Droll Yankee feeder........as soon as I took her picture, she dove for cover in the shrubbery. Our lake is beginning to freeze over, and C has just come in from the patio and tells me that our pool is beginning to freeze over! This is pretty extraordinary!
This afternoon I spent some fiber therapy time going through my shibori fabric from my class with Jan Myers Newbury, trying to find bits to add to my quilt's binding. I was about 90% successful, but know that I will have to dye a few more pieces in hopes of duplicating pieces in my quilt.
Well, darn! I just hate the thought of doing more Shibori! LOL I have looked over some of the pieces that I created in class, plus those that I dyed when I returned home, and I know there is at least one more quilt in there....and I'm eager to get started!!!
Barker spent the better part of today at the beauty parlor.....poor, poor baby! He adores Brenda, his groomer, and is always excited about spending the day with her. I miss him while he is gone and it is always so wonderful to see this handsome guy come bounding through the doors after his play day away! He wears himself out at Animal House, and is now fast asleep in front of our fire