Sunday, January 22, 2017

A Little Sewing

I made this pillow yesterday afternoon.



Not the embroidery.  That would have been a truly superhuman feat to have done the embroidery and sewn the pillow all in one afternoon.  Hannah did the embroidery from her own design.  She is an embroiderer extraordinaire!  It was a gift for Christmas last year (as in 2014. . .) and I promptly decided I wanted to make a pillow from it and promptly went out and bought the materials.  I not so promptly put it all together yesterday.  Not that I didn't do any sewing in the past year.  I did, but just not this.  Other things keep taking priority.

So anyway, here it is in all its glory.  The quote from Jane Austen reads, "They are much to be pitied who have not been given a taste for nature early in life." 


Bonus pic~


Mist on the pond last week



Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Ice Storm That Wasn't

The mega gigantic ice storm that was supposed to hit Thursday night fizzled.  We twice had a little ice overnight that melted in the morning.  Missouri was closed on Friday, so I got a day at home I wasn't counting on, which was much appreciated, but which turns out was unnecessary.  I don't mind, though.  I've been running on all cylinders since the beginning of December and an extra-long weekend was just what I needed.

Around my house since Christmas~



The amaryllis is finished, but the paperwhites are coming on.  I meant to plant these in time for them to be blooming about now, but note the above paragraph. . .  I love to have flowers blooming indoors at this time of year!


We had a cold snap right after Christmas and got a little snow.  The woods and the pond are beautiful this time of year!  (Not that I was actually outside when I took this.  Brrrrr!)




Dave is now the proud owner of a canjo.  




Hannah surprised by the camera~




Spending the night at Grandma and Grandpa's 😊

                   




This tree is five or six years old, we think, and it's blooming for the first time!  It's either a lime or lemon tree.  I guess we'll find out when the fruit appears. . .

                           

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