Wednesday, February 11, 2009

It's so cold

It was not fun at all waking up this morning and take a look at the temperature. Minus 28.9. That means 29 cold degrees and I don't feel much like going outside. But I have to go to work. Today I would rather stay inside with a fire in my fire burner. But they are serving waffles at work today so that is tempting too.

Having this extreme cold here makes me thinking of how strange and ufair the world is right now. And all my thoughs goes to you in Australia who suffers from the terrible bush fires. I have been watching it on tv here in Norway and it is horrible. So I am thinking of all of my australian friends. Take care.

Yesterday I finished the second block in A Tisket A Tasket BOM from Bunny Hill. I love these blocks, Anne have done a wonderful job designing this. Looking forward to march block. Wonder what will be in the basket then. She has some great tips on embroidery here. Worth go checking.

Saying for today:
Life is like a blanket of snow.
Be careful how you step on it.
Every step will show!

38 comments:

mirjam said...

Oh is it really that cold in Norway, this morning I was thinking about a vacation in your country, I guess it's not the right month now.
I Loove what your doing.
I really like the basket also.
Have a nice day

Mirjam The Netherlands

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Brrrr that's cold. Love your block. So pretty!!

Sandi said...

Oh, now that IS cold. The coldest temperature I have ever experienced is minus 5 oC. (at Cooma, Snowy Mountains, Australia) And I thought that was cold :) Here it is 29.9 oC this afternoon - quite warm.
Your applique basket is just gorgeous - I love it.
Keep warm :) Maybe you could send some snow over our way :)

a good yarn said...

That is too cold even for me. I'm sorry you have to go out in it. You Bunny Hill BOM is lovely. I'm making mine on the weekend. Thank you for your care and concern. Thankfully I am well out of harms way. It is a terrible tragedy indeed.

Ann :)

LAPPETUSSA said...

"Bare" -22 her hos oss. Ser du også er hedmarking og da tenker jeg Tynset med den gradestokken der.....

Stina said...

BRRRRRR!
Even I can say this... we just had -20 C today...so thats pretty warm if I compare with you..lol..
I just love ..love your block 2.. it turned out so nice...

Ondrea said...

I can't believe how cold it is for you! I am sitting here feeling quite cold at 20 degreesC! The same time last week it was 45 degrees C and we were absolutely sweltering without air conditioning, so it treally is strange.

Yes, we are all quite shocked at what is happening here in my home state of Victoria. So many lives have been lost, over 180 found so far with many more expected to be found. So many children, teenagers included in the deaths, it is absolutely heart wrenching. Over 750 homes have been destroyed and many of these fires were deliberatly lit. We have always been a country of floods and fire, but we have never seen as much devastation before. These fires completely took everyone by surprise because they were so quick.We have just had floods up North too.

The Australian people have dug deep into their hearts and pockets to raise money and send items that are needed. My knitting group is donating blankets we are making, the craft forum I am on is asking for quilt tops so others can add the batting, backing and bindings and quilt them. Then, ofcourse, there is also the wildlife to consider- donations of food for the animal shelters, pillow cases for the possums, wallabies etc.

It is lovely to know that Australia is also in the hearts of those abroad.

Steinbokkjen ;o) said...

Din blogg gler hjerta mitt - ta med deg awarden hos meg - du e Gull go! klem

Betweens said...

Your BOM is adorable. like BHD I see you fussy cut the birdies belly so it is was red..isn't it just to cute.. i want to do these but have so much on the go..they will be my 2010 project..like always I am a year behind schedule!!

Pink Feather Paradise said...

I love the basket and birds, they are beautiful, If only we could send the british rain down south to Australia, we are having floods here too, I think the brits would die of shock if they were expected to carry on as normal in -28 temperatures, they moan when its -8.... The black ice this morning is causing all manner of problems on the roads, we are not geared up for it at all!

Take care
x Alex

Annelies said...

That is very cold. Please take care.
I love your bunny hill block.

Helena said...

A little bit too cold I think. Here it´s +1C and grey, grey, grey, and a little bit windy...how boring!
Nice basket!

Libby said...

Oh my - that is just too, too cold *s* Hope you get to stay inside.

scrappy quilter said...

Wow it is cold in Norway. We've warmed up here in central Canada to where we have freezing rain. Very unusual for the month of Feb.

Your block is so pretty. I've printed out the patterns for the blocks and plan on doing them.

Oma said...

It is 70 degrees here but with the possibility of strong thunderstorms. I do not envy you the extreme weather!! Stay warm!

I love the basket blocks too and can't wait to see Marchs!!!

Guðrún said...

How can it be so cold!!! What is it like to go out in so much cold?

Quilts And Pieces said...

Yup, thats cold! I"d want to stay home too! We are finally starting to warm up here, well warm up from what we had, but by most people's standards not warm!

M. Regina said...

Beautiful Block.
It´s very cold. And here it´s very hot.
Regina, from Brasi

Chocolate Cat said...

Thanks for your thoughts about us here in Australia. Not a very nice time at the moment. Think the waffles would get me to work!!! Love your basket block.

Julie said...

The basket is very beautiful.
Sorry about the extreme cold. It is nice and springlike here in the southern United States.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

May Britt that is cold....I know exatly what you mean, you guys have such cold weather and many others the same and we are having extremes...in heat...the fires and the floods....what is happening?

Small House said...

Oh my, it's seriously cold where you are!! I will not complain for a day! LOVE the quilt block. Beautiful.
Have a good one.
Sandra

Mary Ann said...

Gosh, May Britt! I couldn't even imagine -30! I experienced -20 once and it was so painful to breathe in the air, not to mention starting the car to go to work! Those waffles better be real yummy!! ;o)
Beautiful job on the BH BOM, BTW!!!
I look forward to starting on mine....one day!!!
Cheers! Mary Ann

Nile e Richard said...

Oi amiga,bom dia.Está lindo o seu trabalho.
abrços.Richard.

Sølvi's blog said...

Your basket looks so nice. And I do not look forward to coming home to that cold weather we had 10-15 deg C pluss here yesterday.

Jora said...

Brrrr, I'm already feeling cold when I think about such temperatures....

Love the way your basket with birds turned out!

greetings,
Joke from the Netherlands

suz said...

We've had several weeks of 10 degrees farenheit and colder with the wind chill factor (that's about 12 celcius). Today is in the 50s(F) - like summer! I love the idea that you get waffles at work! I'm going to suggest that here - and then listen to them laugh for a while! Love your Bunny Hill blocks.

Valerie said...

Yes, that is pretty cold. I would stay in too. I love the block. I am hoping to sew tomorrow. Stay warm and cozy.

Donna said...

Oh, my that is cold, May.

Your block is beautiful. I think I may have to break down and start on those. I have saved the patterns, and it's a real temptation.

My heart also goes out to the Australian folks who have been so dreadfully affected by the fires.

Elaine Adair said...

Oh my gosh! But yes, the waffles DO sound tempting. Love that spring-y, hoping-for-warm-weather block!

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

I can't imagine how cold that must feel! Such a contrast to the parts of Australia that are so hot and burning.

Anne Heidi said...

I guess we just have to think of it as perfect sewing weather.... on Wefnesday I was in Trondheim, it was -36 at home when we left in the morning, and -6 in Trondheim- we felt quilte roasted walking around lol
your basket bom's are so cute, wish I had the time... Have a great weekend.

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

over at my place, there is a fun challenge for you:o)
Hope you're staying warm:oD
Hugs,

Catherine said...

-29, unbelievable...I cannot imagine how could that is....-1 or -2 is about as cold as it gets here in Aus!! Your basket looks so cute!! Cathy

Anita (Sniet) said...

It was wonderful to be on your blog.

Happy greetings Anita

Quilt crazy said...

Sending warmer weather wishes your way! Enjoyed your blog for the first time. Mine is oregonquilt.blogspot.com

Christine said...

Love your Bunny Hill block. Still haven't started mine!
Thanks for thinking of us in Australia. Last week was terrible.
Christine

julieQ said...

I love your sayings, I read each one and enjoy it. Your block is so very pretty!

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