Apparently an Arctic outflow is responsible for the chill in the air today - with the windchill it is -40C which is the same as 40 below F - the temperature itself is only -30C. The good news is that this cold air brings lots of sunshine with it which we're enjoying.
I made this quilt block early last month with plans to turn it into a cushion cover - unfortunately, Christmas and the flu got in the way. It is one block from a Christmas Quilt by Lorna.
Her instructions are excellent. I stitched this one entirely by hand just to see if I could - I enjoyed the hand stitching so much that I'll be doing it again.
I enjoy making soup and it's especially enjoyable when it's cold outside. This is what was in today's soup pot - an easy recipe that cooks up quickly and is delicious - based on this recipe .
from out of darkness and cold,
the light and hope return