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A Stroll in the Garden

“What good is the warmth of summer without the cold of winter to give it sweetness?” — John Steinbeck

Winter November2022

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Winter November2022

“A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things.” — George R.R. Martin

Winter November2022

“Thank goodness for the first snow. It was a reminder — no matter how old you became and how much you’d seen, things could still be new if you were willing to believe they still mattered.” — Candace Bushnell

Winter November2022

“Among famous traitors of history one might mention the weather.” — Ilka Chase

Winter November2022

“With every falling flake, a unique spark of interest falls from heaven.” – Percy Miller

Winter November2022

“The wind shows us how close to the edge we are.” — Joan Didion

Winter November2022

“Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.” — Vesta M. Kelly

Winter November2022

“Snow falling soundlessly in the middle of the night will always fill my heart with sweet clarity.” – Novala Takemoto

Winter November2022

“Even the strongest blizzards start with a single snowflake.” — Sara Raasch

Winter November2022

“Sunshine cannot bleach the snow, nor time unmake what poets know.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Winter November2022

Stay healthy.

Stay safe.

Keep smiling.

See the world around you!

November 2022 OMG Update

Dark and light blocks are completed for the November 365 Challenge!

365 Challenge

The last two corner blocks are completed as well!

365 Challenge

January completed blocks.

February completed blocks.

March completed blocks.

April completed blocks.

May completed blocks.

June completed blocks.

July completed blocks.

August completed blocks.

September completed blocks.

October completed blocks.

 I am linking up with One Monthly Goal over at Elm Street Quilts. Click on over there and be inspired!

Quilt On!

Cookie Plate Crumb Catcher

I needed a Christmas gift, so I took a break from making the 365 blocks to make Julie Cefalu’s Cookie Plate Crumb Catcher.

Cookie Plate Crumb Catcher - Table Topper

Julie’s patterns and tutorials are easy to follow!

Cookie Plate Crumb Catcher - Table Topper

I used the bonus half square triangles that I made from the pattern to create the wreath design for the back of the quilt.

Cookie Plate Crumb Catcher - Table Topper

I know that you may not be able to see from the photos, but the blue is a sparkly fabric…just right for Christmas!

Cookie Plate Crumb Catcher - Table Topper

Perhaps you would like to make one, too! Or maybe you would like to make one of Julie’s other patterns…she has great gift ideas!

Cookie Plate Crumb Catcher - Table Topper

The oak leaves haven’t dropped yet, but they are turning. I think they are pretty cool!

Oak Tree Leaves

Quilt On!

A Stroll in the Garden

We experienced our first winter snowstorm of the season.

Winter Snowstorm

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Winter Snowstorm

It knocked out our power for about 45 hours.

It wasn’t a hardship for Hubby and me. We did fine with the woodstove, the barbecue, and the gravity spring.

Winter Snowstorm

The transparent apple tree and well behind the house.

Winter Snowstorm

So I had a little fun and went outside with my camera and took a few photos of the snow as it was coming down.

Winter Snowstorm

And I went out early on the morning after and photographed the sunrise.

Sunrise after the Snowstorm

The view from the side yard of the house.

Sunrise after the Snowstorm

Morning After the Snowstorm

Morning After the Snowstorm

Morning After the Snowstorm

As the sun rose higher, and the clouds burned off, I took a few photographs of a beautiful day!

Day After the Snowstorm

Day After the Snowstorm

Day After the Snowstorm

Two photos from the same viewpoint…one at sunrise, and one in full daylight. I love them both!

Day After the Snowstorm

Clearly, there is no power flowing through this line!

Day After the Snowstorm Power Wire to the House

The view from the front of the house.

Day After the Snowstorm

Hubby drove off to town to charge our devices.

Life is good.

Day After the Snowstorm

Stay healthy.

Stay safe.

Keep smiling.

See the world around you!

What I Did on Vacation or Visit to North Carolina Part 6

The fam knows that I love gardens, so for my last place to visit, they took me to the Elizabethan Gardens showcasing Roanoke Island’s Tudor-era roots.

Elizabethan Gardens Manteo North Carolina

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Elizabethan Gardens Manteo North Carolina

Most of the flowers had faded away, but there is plenty on this 10 acre site to enjoy at any time of the year!

Not that I enjoyed this fella! He/she had a web stretched from one side of the footpath clear to the other side! This garden spider was hard to photograph, but it was 5 to 6 inches in size…the biggest spider that I have ever seen! They grow ’em big in North Carolina!

Elizabethan Gardens Manteo North Carolina

Fanciful and elaborate gardens were kept to entertain Queen Elizabeth I during her reign, and the Elizabethan Gardens are a living memorial to her time and Sir Walter Raleigh’s lost colonists who settled here.

Elizabethan Gardens Manteo North Carolina

Elizabethan Gardens Manteo North Carolina

Elizabethan Gardens Manteo North Carolina

Amazing detail!

Elizabethan Gardens Manteo North Carolina

Elizabethan Gardens Manteo North Carolina

Elizabethan Gardens Manteo North Carolina

The Virginia Dare statue, sculpted from white marble by Maria Louise Lander of Salem, Massachusetts, was sold, sunk off the coast of Spain, bought back, restored, sold again, rescued from a fire, returned again to Miss Lander, willed to North Carolina, exhibited, disputed, left behind in the basement of the old Supreme Court Building, exhibited and disputed again, eventually making her way to a beautiful home with an ancient oak in the Elizabethan Gardens.

Elizabethan Gardens Manteo North Carolina

These ruins are part of the gardens and overlook Roanoke Sound. I wish I knew their stories!

Elizabethan Gardens Manteo North Carolina

Elizabethan Gardens Manteo North Carolina

Elizabethan Gardens Manteo North Carolina

Elizabethan Gardens Manteo North Carolina

Elizabethan Gardens Manteo North Carolina

Elizabethan Gardens Manteo North Carolina

My daughter in action!

Elizabethan Gardens Manteo North Carolina

Elizabethan Gardens Manteo North Carolina

Elizabethan Gardens Manteo North Carolina

Elizabethan Gardens Manteo North Carolina

Elizabethan Gardens Manteo North Carolina

Elizabethan Gardens Manteo North Carolina

Elizabethan Gardens Manteo North Carolina

Elizabethan Gardens Manteo North Carolina

Elizabethan Gardens Manteo North Carolina

Thus ends my wonderful trip to the east coast! If you have never been, then I highly recommend visiting if you can! I know I loved it!

Thank you for all of your comments and encouragement as I shared my trip with you!

What I Did on Vacation or Visit to North Carolina Part 1

What I Did on Vacation or Visit to North Carolina Part 2

What I Did on Vacation or Visit to North Carolina Part 3

What I Did on Vacation or Visit to North Carolina Part 4

What I Did on Vacation or Visit to North Carolina Part 5

Stay healthy.

Stay safe.

Keep smiling.

See the world around you!