In the month of January I usually inventory my quilt projects. I count the number of unfinished quilts and the state of completion. I try to use the rest of the month finishing quilt bindings or labels just to nudge a few of them into the finished pile. None of this has happened this year.
Most of the country is suffering from the coldest winter in years if not decades. We too in our ‘neck of the woods’ are cold. Thank goodness we have a fireplace. As long as we keep the wood box full the fireplace helps keep the house warm and with the added asset of keeping the electric heat bill lower. So the year started out by moving a lot of wood closer to the house. Snow has greeted us several times and that means shoveling the drive and sideway. But mostly it is cold, several days there was no school or work so the house had a husband and daughter making noises of some kind.
In middle of the month my mother-in-law had passed away. She was 86 and had been in poor health for several years. She led a full life the way she wanted and passed in her sleep. This event had us flying to the opposite side of the country. The weather was warmer there that was a plus. We returned to bitter cold again.
All this has led me to the end of the month with no inventory, no blogs written for the month and little time in my sewing room. I hope this is not a sign of the rest of the year.