Monday, December 13, 2010

It's Too Cold For Christmas

We're freezing in Florida. Wind chills in the 30s and it's supposed to freeze the next two nights. Being a native, I don't associate cold weather with Christmas. I may have to travel further South to get in the Christmas spirit. I know we are spoiled weather-wise, but our hair is frizzy every day, so there!

V's retro orange Christmas lights fabric arrived a few days ago and I hemmed and hawed and tried to think of something Christmas-ey. Boy, did I have ideas. Palm trees bending with huge lights, an orange sunset over our lake, grandma getting run over by anthropomorphic orange Christmas lights, etc.

Then in my frozen stupor, I spotted these penguins in my stash. I'll use the striped material to bind, but I think I'll add one more border. Or a penguin head. Does the candy cane help with the Christmas theme? Thanks for the fun, V! I gotta go dust off some real shoes. Flip flops aren't going to cut it this week.

11 comments:

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

HAHAHA! Yeah I heard you guys had it COLD down there!! we had 55 yesterday go figure, 20s last week, 20's tomorrow...
LOVE the penguins!! hehe, way to cute!

beth said...

adorable.

Lynn said...

Penguins!! Perfect!

Brenda said...

fun penguins, but really, it's too cold for christmas up here in Canada -- minus 27 today, that's in Celsius! that's BRRRRRRRRRR.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh Michele, I am so cold too. Last winter was so miserable, and it looks like we are in for the same this year. I'd move further south, but I'm not sure it's much better unless you go off of the peninsula ;-)

Margaret said...

Love your fabric choices & random design! You certainly aced the Xmas orange light bulbs challenge ... just like candy canes come in all colors & flavors.

Cindy said...

That is just too cute!! Nothing like penguins to put a smile on your face!

Rene' said...

Great job Michele!!! Keep warm...you may have to pull out the scarf you made!

Alexis said...

Very cute! Good luck staying warm down there! That is just too cold for Florida!

Cathy said...

Very nice! Now I will have to do mine. Haven't yet.

Sujata said...

You know, I have never made this pattern. I love your combination of colors and textures! great job!