January curbs your enthusiasm, doesn’t it? Holidays are over, we’re back to work and school, the cold makes your bones ache, while snow puts an icy damper on excursions. Can we choose to celebrate this most uncolorful month of January? Can we turn to our favorite indoorsy activity, stitching, to make the days brighter? Yes, let’s do that! Let me shine a few metallic threads your way, spotlighting the colors of snow. Use them to stitch some beautiful snowy scenery while tucked in to your warm home this month.
Snow is falling like stitches here in the Mid-Atlantic of the United States: silently, methodically, rhythmically, beautifully, one by one, forming a whole. I am trying to enjoy it. Do you like snow? Whether stitched or in real life, snowflakes can still warm the heart, and somehow make January a little brighter.
“The snow is sparkling like a million little suns.” (Lama Willa Miller)
Dena Lenham, aka KreinikGirl, is Creative Director at Kreinik Manufacturing Company, a family-owned, USA-based business that manufactures high-quality yarns and threads made of metallics, silks and real metals from their West Virginia factory. Dena’s monthly column, Kreinik Calling, sheds light on the fascinating fibres that we all use and love.