It only took me a little while to cut and sew these pillows for the couch. Never mind that I bought the fabric six months ago . . . They look great (if I do say so myself) and add a much needed touch to the room.
See, see? (as Arane says). Bluebirds! One morning there were at least four~ possibly more~ they are hard to count~ bluebirds checking out the house in the yard. Alas, they don't seem to have moved in permanently, but I was thrilled to see them at all. For all Missouri has designated the eastern bluebird as the state bird, I sure haven't seen any in all my fifty-one years until now. I wish I could have gotten better pictures, though. Here's to hoping they come back!
My mother gave me an amaryllis bulb for an early Christmas present, but I waited to plant it so that it would bloom in January. It's in bleak January, not December with her holiday warmth and glowing lights, that I most want flowers and color. I'm so glad I waited!