Monday, January 30, 2012

Daffy Daffodils

This weekend, Joseph & I began working on a project that has been in the works for some time.  We are creating a walkway from the driveway to the house, which meanders through the woods about 30 yards.  As it's a little unusual, I'd like to do a tutorial, so if you'll forgive me, I will take pictures as we progress, and post about it when it's done.  A sneak peek may be given at some point, though.

It's been a beautiful weekend here.  These are the early-bird daffodils I spoke about recently.  The last of the orchid blooms are spent, so new blooms are most welcome.  Have a great week!

Friday, January 27, 2012


Thoughts of spring have been on my mind.  The weather has been unseasonably warm, so that daffodils have begun blooming, and we needed no heat for a couple of days.  Some fresh ideas for the shop have me excited, and ponderings shared with friends have given new inspiration.  I captured this image one recent morning.  Wishing you a lovely weekend!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Mucking About

Slowly but surely, details and paperwork are being taken care of.  This week, I plan to work on catching up on my ironing and mending.  This morning is gray and drizzly, so it seems a good day for ironing.  I have some Little House on the Prairie episodes from the library to amuse me while I work.  I didn't watch them years ago, but after reading The Wilder Years, I thought I'd give them a look.  I'm loving my new boots, a gift from my Mom.  They bring me cheer on these gray days.  I hope you too have things to cheer and amuse you these days!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

He of The Green Tongue

I wanted to stop by and say hello.  Progress is being made.  Cabinets are being emptied and wiped down, oil lamps being readied for use... though it's been a very mild winter so far, I'm still hoping for a big snow storm... paperwork is being organized.  It feels good!  The picture is quintessential McNibs... he loves to vex Guinness with little tidbits he picks up.  Have a wonderful weekend, friends!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Birth of a New Year

The start of a year seemed the right time to "birth" my new Baby Bar soap.  Something about the beginning of a year makes me hopeful that this will be the year we all come together as brothers and sisters, around this blue-green jewel of a planet.  Finding these videos yesterday feeds that hope.  Voices from numerous countries coming together to create something beautiful.  The world wide web is a tool of awesome power.   May we use it with the highest of intentions.

I'm feeling the need to take a break from here, to literally and figuratively get my house in order.  I'll be back before long.  I hope you enjoy the music!

Eric Whitacre:
'Lux Aurumque'