Saturday, November 25, 2006

42 BELOW ZERO!

Do you know what it is like outside at 42 below zero? Me neither. I am NOT going outside today! :) I do know that it is miserable.

My parents and grandma came to my house for thanksgiving. We had a great time. In the evening my mom asked for a quilt show. I said it would take awhile as she wanted to see everything I have from the last ten years! These are her favorites:

She asks what are you going to do with all these quilts? The truth is I love most of them, and just want to fondle them and remember making them. I want them. There are some I would give away or sell, but some I just want to keep. I like to show her my quilts but then I feel bad that I want to keep them. Or that I have so many. I do other things besides make quilts, but when showing them it seems that sewing is all I do. I dont have AWANA meetings to show off, or all the games of hide and seek with the kiddos.

11 comments:

Gail said...

That kind of cold is inconceivable! Stay warm-and keep your quilts if you want them, with that kind of cold, you and your family may well need them!

Jeanne said...

I have more quilts than I need here, too, but I just LIKE them, and I keep making more :)
Stay warm!
Jeanne

May Britt said...

You have to have a lot of quilts to keep you warm when it is that cold outside. In norway we usually have cold weather with snow at this time, but now it have all rained away and it is +10 outside. Not very much to get christmas feeling.

Linda_J said...

I know what 25 below feels like so no thanks on that! My word, -42 is unbelievably cold, I'm sure. How do vehicles even run??

Love the quilts and when its that cold, pile them on! They are beautiful.

Sandra said...

The quilts are all gorgeous. Nothing wrong with keeping quilts to remind you of good times - I tend to do that myself too :-) 42 below???? It's about 30 C here and boiling!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I have recently decided to start keeping most of the quilts I make too - I used to give almost all of them away - just a few more to finish that I started as gifts, but hey, pile them on! I want them! I like them! My 3 year old son likes them! And, I feel like I have something to show for some of my free time - I am sewing instead of watching a soap opera or something! Stay warm - that sounds entirely too cold to me, brrr.

Cheers!

Evelyn

Mama Koch said...

No, I don't wanna know what it feels like either! We'd never know how to act in that cold of weather. Love the Moose pictures tho.

The quilts are really pretty. I'm getting to where I keep a lot more than I use to. Figure my kids will want to inherit them someday.

Pam said...

I am not an orange-y person but I really like your orange quilt. I have far too many quilts as well that I love and want to keep. I usually go in spurts...I will love a quilt, keep it forever and then suddenly decide it needs to find a new home...and make another one (or two) to replace it.

joyce said...

Brrrr... I think you may need all of your quilts. They are gorgeous. I have trouble giving my quilts away too, except to family because then I can still visit them. The quilts I mean. Lol.

Nancy said...

42 ABOVE zero starts to feel cold to this Southern Belle. I can't even IMAGINE 42 BELOW zero!!!!!

I'm often asked who I'm making something for and when I answer ME then they invariable ask, "Well why do you need all those quilts?" Well, DUH, just because I want them!

Shelina said...

I saw the aurora pictures, and thought I might like to go see them someday. Then I read the post about the temperature, and think I'll just stick to whining about 30 degrees above zero, thank you very much.
Your quilts are all beautiful. The one at the very top is my favorite. I understand about wanting to keep your quilts. Seems like the ones that my family members want are the ones that are my favorites too. Or they want me to sell them because I am wasting money making quilts. They don't realize that there is a lot of joy in the making, and the finished quilt is just a byproduct.