Monday 8 February 2021

Homemaking Mondays: What To Do In Cold Weather


It's been cold here in the Yukon 
as a deeper cold has settled in.
The activities outdoors are a bit more challenging. 
Though beautiful things such as tea throws 
are only accomplished at these temps. 
I absolutely love the sound of the water as it freezes
and the smoky clouds that form. 
The one picture shows how it is to be under 
a frosty jellyfish. 

I'd love to share with you this beautiful quilt 
my daughter created for her bed.
She loves woodsy things and 
I think all the patterns she combined are very 
fitting for her room.
It's a warm quilt and will no doubt be her favourite
for many years to come.

With it being colder outside
I in truth like to spend more time inside. 
One day I was working in the kitchen
I'd found a great deal on chicken breasts so...

I canned them up and also some chicken stock
for the pantry.
While waiting for the canner 
I like to sit and knit.  
Our dog Sophie likes to hang out with me.  

Today I finally got to deep cleaning my stove fan.
Then I turned the glass light cover around so the smooth side was 
facing out.  I then added this great new 
LED light to it's place.  
I'm not a fan of the hum or radiation that comes from florescent lights
so thought this might be a better choice.
It was a gift from a friend and I'm very thankful for it!

Also I wanted to say that I love using a baking soda paste to clean 
the oily spaces...and then I 
soak the vent covers in borax and water to clean them. 
What do you use to clean these "nasties"? 

What kind of things do you enjoy doing 
on deep cold days? 

Love and Prayers,


Sister in the Mid-west said...

Those are some beautiful pictures pictures of the hot water turning into ice and vapor!
I am glad you mentioned how you clean your exhaust vent covers. I have never done this very successfully. I was going to ask about your method and then I got to that part of the post. They look great! So shiny!

mamasmercantile said...

Those photos are truly magnificent as the water turns to ice. Beautiful quilt, love all the earthy tones.

Linda Shukri said...

I love that icy water photo! So neat! I also love your daughter's quilt. I like the colors she chose. She did a great job!

living from glory to glory said...

Love your daughters bedspread! I have not canned anything this winter! Making a lot of soups and watercolor painting! I do crochet a little everyday! Thinking of you! Hugs, Roxy