Saturday, March 28, 2015

another bite of winter

There was snow in areas around the mountains here. Temps dropped into the 20's. Which is usual for March. Winter doesnt' give up easy.

Aren't these sweet? When I got home from work yesterday they were laying on the table in a bouquet. My husband said our elderly gentleman neighbor brought them over for me! He is a sweetheart. He brought me a bouquet of them last week when hubby and I were out in the yard. I never knew there were so many different varieties of daffodils. I love the yellow against the blue of my grandmothers old ball canning jar.

My husband is out in the yard early again today. He is a worker for sure!
I'm taking it easy this morning, got very little sleep last night and my body aches. I need to make a visit to my chiropractor.

I gave my notice at work last week, this Tuesday will be my last day. I'll take a few days off before starting a new venture the next Monday.
I have stressed and prayed about this and it was time.
I'm a little anxious but looking forward to starting this new journey.

My sewing room is still a work in progress but it is getting to where I want it...I think. Still may move things around before I start unpacking and putting things where I need them. I plan on working in there while I'm off next week.
I'll post some pics of it when I get it situated.

~~til later

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Beautiful Spring morning!

The sky is so blue, the birds are singing, I have the window open a bit to let in some fresh air.

I. Love. Spring.

We've lived in our home for about 10 months now. My hubby has been outdoors working every chance he can get. We had a hedge of yellow bells (forsythia) that a former owner had planted along the front fence near the road- a privacy fence I guess.
Hubby has been busy getting those out of the ground. Do you know how hard it is to kill a forsythia bush? Almost impossible. But he is a determined fella.

I'm finally getting to where I'm enjoying my new home. I know that sounds odd but after living in one place for 28 yrs, it's hard to get used to another. And last yr, on thru the winter was a tough one for me, But I've pushed thru and now with the warmer temps and the warm sunshine, I think I'm going to make it.

One room in my house that I've fallen in love with is the bedroom. We finally, after all these yrs, have a matching bedroom suit!
I don't have any pictures up on the wall yet but I have some of my favorite things in there.

This pillow was given to me years ago. It had a beautiful crochet cover on it, front and back were an Irish Rose pattern. The rose was big! But is was so old and was disintegrating. The cover is satin. You can tell in the pic the true color of it, and the inner pillow...I love that fabric!! It is filled with down. The last pic in the collage are a couple pillows I found at a yard sale.


 This is what I'm making to recover the pillow. I'm not sure it's going to be big enough. I'm thinking I may make it bigger by adding a linen sashing around it and for the back. I have a piece or two of old linens that has 'issues'-spots, holes, etc. I may repurpose one of those.
its sideways but this is the source for the pattern

I've been working off and on on this piece for over a year. I'm using size 30 cotton and size 11 steel crochet hook!
It's tiney and hard for me to see at time, unless I have the right lighting.

I love doing this type of crochet. I'm half way thru on it. I try to do one row each night.

Well, time to get busy doing some housework.

~~til later

Sunday, March 8, 2015



She wore her yellow sun-bonnet,
She wore her greenest gown;
She turned to the south wind
And curtsied up and down.
She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbour:
‘Winter is dead.’
~Alan Alexander Milne

Monday, March 2, 2015


Not quite spring yet but I love this little saying!

The winds are blowing already. I hear the wind chimes tinkling out on the porch.

According to Accuweather we are suppose to have some icing later this week.
But it looks like warmer temps the rest of the month.

~~til later

Friday, February 27, 2015


we had a good snow.

Last week we had ice. much rather have snow than several hours of freezing rain,

So now...I'm officially ready for spring. I heard birds singing when I let our dog out this morning. I have a lone daffodil blooming, even thru all the single digit temps we had last week.

The days are getting longer-there's still day light when I leave work.

Spring is on it's way.

I'm looking forward to seeing how spring will be here at our new home. Looking forward to sitting on our patio, cool breezes blowing, listening to the birds.

My body seems to be craving warm sunshine. These winter days have taken a toll on me, especially since I'm in an office all day.

But this too shall pass and life moves on and we make it thru.

~~~til later

Sunday, January 18, 2015

winter so far

This was our first snow, back in November. We've had a few flurries since, some ice but mostly just cold. The temps have been below 50* for several weeks now.

I would love to have a good snow--one that comes down steadily for several hours or more, blanketing the earth with it's silence and beauty.

And then go away after a couple days. Just one day home, stuck in the house would be fine with me......

a quiet day to be snuggled  in with hot coffee or tea, a pot of soup or chili and some cornbread. Getting caught up on Downton Abbey (I just finished the 2nd season!).

Snuggling with our sweet Chloe girl....
Chloe has been with us
for about 3 months now. We rescued her from our local animal shelter. Such a sweet heart, she is. 
They labeled her as 'bassett hound' mix and named her 'Clover'. But 'Clover' didnt' work for us, kinda hard to say, so we changed it to Chloe, which I think suits her better. 
I'll share more about her later.
She came to us at a good time. My husband lost his mother the first week of October. I think Chloe has been good for him. She loves to be loved on as you can see in the picture. 

~~til later