We finally got snow! Wonderful, beautiful, white, shining snow! I was so happy. Quite joyful, really. I know all you who have to get out and shovel and try to drive in snow weren’t as pleased as I was to see snow, but we haven’t had a substantial snow in soooo long. I was really hoping for a blizzard and at one time as I watched the snow blowing off the roof of my shop and saw the snow so thick at times it was hard to see very far, but it didn’t last long and after a day it was over.
I’ve been wanting a day like this for a long time.
And looking outside my shop, I was so filled with happiness. Nothing is cozier than being inside warm and snug and watching the snow fall.
But we didn’t stay inside all the time while we still had snow. We went to the hills to watch grandsons sled down them.
Driving back roads, through woods and over hill and dale, we finally came to the hill where the grandsons wanted to sled.
Playing with snow is so much fun.
A lake lies at the foot of the hill and it was frozen solid.
Our grandsons and their father walked out on it. I was a little worried that it wasn’t solid enough, but our son-in-law grew up near the Adirondacks in New York and is well aware of how thick ice should be to walk on.
Ready to go.
Dad and son coming down!
Our daughter. She is so photogenic.
Me, not so much. I am always caught in the most horrible poses. I look like I could bite someone here and I was really very happy. I brought hot chocolate and marshmallows for everyone to drink. Please, look away from the picture now before you turn to stone! Some day I will show you a good picture of me. I’m really not that scary.
The snow will not last, sad to say. It’s supposed to be almost fifty degrees tomorrow.
We have done so much already this Winter. We went to see a Van Gogh exhibit where you are immersed in the pictures. It was wonderful.
People sat around on the floors and watched as the pictures changed.
The pictures seemed to melt onto the floor.
I wore my Van Gogh shirt with these irises on it. So I blended in well.
Van Gogh was a prolific painter, but he sold very little of his work. He died a pauper.
At one point he was into chalk drawings. The drawings appeared to be drawn on the floor at one point. Some of the pictures came to life, it seemed. Birds flew. Thunder sounded. It was all amazing and wonderful. I could have sat there all day and looked and looked. There was so much to see. If you get a chance to see this, do.
I took one art class when I was in college and I liked it, but I have never been artistic in this way. My art is in my quilts.
Speaking of which. I mentioned I was hoping to have a Christmas sale this year so I have been very busy in my shop making things.
This is what my table looks like right now in my shop. When I am working on a project fabric gets flung from here to there as I look for just the right fabric piece I need.
I have been making pillows. I made several of these for Christmas and they were a hit. I’m also making pillows of my own design. I plan to make lots of pillows, aprons, pin cushions, pot holders, small quilts, table runners and anything else I can think of to make.
And because I have been sewing a lot and because you NEVER have enough fabric when you are a quilter, I ordered more. The line I ordered from is called She Who Sews.
I am absolutely in love with this fabric. David ordered me a bunch of it for Christmas and I just got it this week. A late Christmas present.
Here are some of the other pieces in it.
Each piece has a Bible verse hidden in it. Can you find the one here?
I love, love, love this!
Believe it or not and I’m sure you believe it now, I have ordered more fabric from another company and am waiting for it as it was a pre-order also. This company sends its fabric all wrapped up in this.
Tissue paper. I love when companies give that little extra service that makes you feel they care. This is a great company also if you are looking for fabric.
David got a couple of puzzles for Christmas from the Diary of an Edwardian Lady.
Winter and Fall. He completed them both in record time so I ordered him the Spring one.
And he finished it in a couple of days so he went looking in our closets for another puzzle and found this one.
Different quilt patterns.
Which was only 500 pieces and he finished it in a day and a half. I’m going to sell this one since he’s done it. I got my dining table back now and he’s going to have to find something else to do!
I had to buy this book.
It is a facsimile of Edith Holden’s diary she wrote in the early part of the 1900’s. She wrote about the flowers and animals all around her and did water colors of many. She was an exquisite artist and married a sculptor later in life. She lost her life tragically while searching along a riverbank for some more things to draw, fell in the river and drowned. She has left us this wonderful book of her drawings and writings along with poetry and latin names of most of the things she drew. She was very intelligent.
To be able to draw so beautifully is such a blessing.
Each page is a treasure. She left us something wonderful to read and beautiful puzzles to do.
February is going as fast as January did so I will be keeping very busy in my shop until warm weather and then it will be time to get back outside and plant flowers again.
Happy Valentine’s Day to you all. You are loved so very much by the very One who made you. Bye.