The outline of the puzzle pattern is done! The background is begun. These are the only colors that are certain thus far, so that’s what I’m stitching.
It was a perfect day for stitching: gray and overcast. Some people find the long, dark, cold winters of Alaska depressing. I don’t. I love this time of year. Well, I love the other times of the year, too. They’re different, but each one has its advantages. Winter is the time of year to hole up indoors and pursue indoor activities: reading, writing, stitching, knitting, sewing, baking bread, making soup and chili. There are enough hours of daylight to allow skiing, sledding, and ice skating on local lakes (let me tell you what a challenge that is! Bumps, cracks, snowy patches–yikes!).
When summer hits, and we have 19 hours of sunlight, indoor activities are shelved. We’re working outside, gardening (starting this summer), picking berries, visiting friends, fishing, going places.
The activities in our lives are dictated by the seasons. I adore winter activities, and am glad that the cold and dark keep me home so that I can enjoy them.