I am a California girl on the inside. I was born and raised there, and didn't leave until I was 40. My internal seasonal clock still revolves around summer. As in, "We just finished summer," (in November), and, "Only 3 months til summer," when we hit spring. So when we moved to the northwest, I had to learn to find joy in the often cool and rainy days, especially in the late fall and winter when the cold outside doesn't agree with me.
So I do a lot of piecing and quilting in the "dark months." And I love it.
Here's a teaser for a project I've started with small blocks. Stay tuned!