The first week of 2018 has been and gone already.
Some of you might remember my car
died the first week of 2014.
This year it was our fridge that gave up the ghost!
It been fun trying to save all the food.
It is so cold that some of it is in picnic boxes
frozen solid outside in the garden
shhhhhh...don't laugh too loud
or tomorrow's chicken dinner
could be dragged up the North mountain
by a member of the local wildlife.
It has snowed since the year began
The temperature has plummeted
The coldest we have experienced in Nova Scotia
It is beautiful
but hard on the birds and critters
I have been snuggled inside preparing for a February show
of my fifty-two 2016 crosses.
I am about half way through mounting them on foam board
I position them on the board
clamp them into place
I prefer to stitch them to the board.
First I poke a hole through to the back
in each corner.
This helps me hit the right spot when actually stitching.
Then I just take a stitch through each corner.
The backs will look like the one at the top of this photo.
I will sign each one
and number it according to which week of 2016 it was made for.
If I have time I will place a label on the back
recording what happened during that particular week.
Now I have to work out which hanging mechanism
works best with foam board.
It is very strange not stitching a stone every day!
But I am working on putting them together.
Brrr! it's cold here.