I don't think I have Seasonal Affective Disorder but I sure can understand when people get extremely depressed during these gray days of winter. I find it hard to get motivated and have trouble focusing on projects. I'm making myself continue to work on UFOs, though, and have spent some time in the sewing room this week.
This pattern is called Christmas Gathering and is by Plum Street Samplers. But it reminds me of Noah and the dove he sent out from the Ark which eventually came back with an olive leaf. The small green wreath isn't an olive leaf but but it does bring that story to mind for me so I've renamed it "Noah's Dove." I made it into a small bag which can be hung from a doorknob or on a front door with some sprigs of pine in it. It could even hold some sewing bits and pieces.
I have several Prairie Schooler Santa patterns but this is the first one I've stitched and will definitely make some changes if I make another. The colors recommended are muted and certainly pretty but my taste is a more rich, hand dyed color scheme. Obviously I chose this one to be my first because of the treadle sewing machine - I love it! I made it into a small hanging and added the gold cord to hang it with and to finish a couple of edges. I plan to hang it from a knob on my treadle machine next Christmas.
Andrew, our youngest grandson who just turned 7 last month, had his first duck hunting experience last week. I asked if they killed anything and my son's answer was, "time." As you can see from all the clothes he has on it was a bit chilly - I doubt Andrew will be anxious to go again soon. :)
My early morning routine includes sitting in my recliner with a large cup of hot tea, my Bible and this view. While the morning gave a beautiful promise of sunshine it didn't keep the promise - it was another gray day after the initial pink sunrise.
How are you managing to get through these winter days?