It’s almost the middle of April! So now is probably a good time to catch up with my 2023 temperature embroidery. Have I actually mentioned that I am doing another temperature project this year? I can’t remember…
So, umm, I’m doing another temperature project! :-)
I am doing the same as last year: columns of high and low temperatures for each day, worked in Rhodes stitch.
I am doing the same as last year because I like the stitch, for one thing, but also because I have decided to do this temperature stitching as a (very) long term project. Several years. Since I have the data for 2021 (I did a temperature project in 2021 too), I am going to redo that in this same format and then I am going to keep making these temperature embroideries for the next few years. Not sure how many years.
It’s not just a fun, creative project. I want to have something physically in my hand to reflect what is happening to temperatures, and so the climate, in the place where I live. Maybe I’ll keep doing it indefinitely…
Here’s the current project with the first three months of last year. It’s interesting to see the differences. What immediately jumps out is that the end of March last year was quite warm, look at all those yellow days! And the start of January this year was unseasonably warm too; see all those green squares.
P.S. If you want to make your own temperature project, I have a whole bunch of advice in the ebook I wrote about temperature projects (and other long term projects). My DMC temperature scale is included in the ebook but you can also get the scale individually here.