Thursday, February 08, 2007

Warm weather dreams & reality

These are some of the things that remind me of the seasons to come. Warmer ones...and could they be soon?Please??
I found these mangoes at the grocery the other day. They taste like summer to me. I know they're an acquired taste to some people but I grew up in a house with direct access to unusual food. Consequentially, I've never met a food that I don't like-except Brussels sprouts(they don't like me) and beef liver-ick. Yesterday just got away from me so I didn't have a WIP to show. Work on James's quilt is coming along nicely. I'm getting sore fingers from all the tying but that's almost done. After that, I'll bind it and throw it over my very cold son who is, sadly, working outside in 15 degree weather. He's an ice cube when he gets home. Even in layers and some heat inside the building-it's a long, cold day.
I am managing to get a lot of house work done-amazing what you can do when you have little alternative. It's a bit of a hibernation.
Lots of Jasmine tea on the menu today. Some sort of soup as well-probably chicken corn chowder. Hope you are all staying warm-more tomorrow.


Scrapmaker said...

Nice looking quilt here. I like the high contrast, and of course I am partial to the red.
Wow, makes me cold just to read your temps. I start pulling out the warm stuff and making soup when it hits the 60s (like today).
Jen in CA

Janet said...

Your teapot is gorgeous. I'm sorry that it's so cold right now but tea and soup are very good warmer-uppers.

Rian said...

Oooh-whee, that's a lively quilt there!

I'm not keen on beef liver either, but I do like brussels sprouts. The only food I detest is bananas. I ate too many unripe bananas as a kid and, well, after that experience I never ate another one. I love mangoes. And pineapple.

Debra Spincic said...

Is that James's quilt? It is a stunning one, fursure!

Gerrie said...

I'm sympathizig - having been through the chill earlier in the winter. It is almost feeling like spring here,now. I used to hate Feburary and March in NYS and I would daydream of being on a hot sunny beach.