“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking-Glass
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“Snow was falling, so much like stars filling the dark trees that one could easily imagine its reason for being was nothing more than prettiness.” ― Mary Oliver
“Draco’s like… snow,” said Hermione quietly, her gaze absent and distracted. “It’s cold and cruel to begin with, but it’s somehow beautiful, and you miss it when it’s not there. And if you hold it in your hands close enough and long enough, it changes. It melts.” ― Bex-chan, Isolation
“…there’s just something beautiful about walking on snow that nobody else has walked on. It makes you believe you’re special, even though you know you’re not.” ― Carol Rifka Brunt, Tell the Wolves I’m Home
“The snow was endless, a heavy blanket on the outdoors; it had a way about it. A beauty. But I knew that, like many things, beauty could be deceiving.” ― Cambria Hebert, Whiteout
“I love you because no two snowflakes are alike, and it is possible, if you stand tippy-toe, to walk between the raindrops.” -Nikki Giovanni
“Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour.” -Attributed to John Boswell
“You wake up on a winter morning and pull up the shade, and what lay there the evening before is no longer there–the sodden gray yard, the dog droppings, the tire tracks in the frozen mud, the broken lawn chair you forgot to take in last fall. All this has disappeared overnight, and what you look out on is not the snow of Narnia but the snow of home, which is no less shimmering and white as it falls. The earth is covered with it, and it is falling still in silence so deep that you can hear its silence. It is snow to be shoveled, to make driving even worse than usual, snow to be joked about and cursed at, but unless the child in you is entirely dead, it is snow, too, that can make the heart beat faster when it catches you by surprise that way, before your defenses are up. It is snow that can awaken memories of things more wonderful than anything you ever knew or dreamed.” ― Frederick Buechner, Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale
“It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it.” -John Burroughs
It has been a while since I joined OMG (One Monthly Goal), and I miss it. OMG is a great way to keep me accountable and move projects forward!
This year, I would like to improve my piecing (and bust some stash), so I am doing the Kathryn Kerr 365 Challenge. I learned about this challenge over a year ago, being inspired by myquiltprojects. She has completed her beautiful challenge while I spent all of last year collecting the patterns. This year I will do the piecing!
My January goal is to complete a month’s worth of blocks (all of January’s blocks). I have two done.
The 365 Challenge is my January OMG goal, but I also hope to get all of the stitching-in-the-ditch quilting done on the Christmas Lone Star project.
That will be enough since I don’t want to fill up my time with deadlines this year.
I am linking up to Elm Street Quilts OMG. Click here to check out other goals and be inspired!