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A Stroll in the Garden

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking-Glass

Winter 01-03-2022

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“Snow was falling,
so much like stars
filling the dark trees
that one could easily imagine
its reason for being was nothing more
than prettiness.”
― Mary Oliver

Winter 01-03-2022

“Draco’s like… snow,” said Hermione quietly, her gaze absent and distracted. “It’s cold and cruel to begin with, but it’s somehow beautiful, and you miss it when it’s not there. And if you hold it in your hands close enough and long enough, it changes. It melts.” ― Bex-chan, Isolation

Winter 01-03-2022

“…there’s just something beautiful about walking on snow that nobody else has walked on. It makes you believe you’re special, even though you know you’re not.” ― Carol Rifka Brunt, Tell the Wolves I’m Home

Winter 01-03-2022

“The snow was endless, a heavy blanket on the outdoors; it had a way about it. A beauty. But I knew that, like many things, beauty could be deceiving.” ― Cambria Hebert, Whiteout

Winter 01-03-2022

“I love you because no two snowflakes are alike, and it is possible, if you stand tippy-toe, to walk between the raindrops.” -Nikki Giovanni

Winter 01-03-2022

“Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour.” -Attributed to John Boswell

Winter 01-03-2022

“You wake up on a winter morning and pull up the shade, and what lay there the evening before is no longer there–the sodden gray yard, the dog droppings, the tire tracks in the frozen mud, the broken lawn chair you forgot to take in last fall. All this has disappeared overnight, and what you look out on is not the snow of Narnia but the snow of home, which is no less shimmering and white as it falls. The earth is covered with it, and it is falling still in silence so deep that you can hear its silence. It is snow to be shoveled, to make driving even worse than usual, snow to be joked about and cursed at, but unless the child in you is entirely dead, it is snow, too, that can make the heart beat faster when it catches you by surprise that way, before your defenses are up. It is snow that can awaken memories of things more wonderful than anything you ever knew or dreamed.” ― Frederick Buechner, Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale

Winter 01-03-2022

“It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it.” -John Burroughs

Stay safe. Stay healthy.

See the world around you!

The Morning After the Storm

Every storm runs out of rain, just like every dark night turns into day. -Gary Allan

Winter 2020

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Winter 2020

Storms draw something out of us that calm seas don’t. -Bill Hybels

Winter 2020

Sometimes the greatest storms bring out the greatest beauty…Life can be a storm, but your hope is a rainbow and your friends and family are the gold. -Steve Maraboli

Winter 2020

You can find peace amidst the storms that threaten you. -Joseph B. Wirthlin

Winter 2020

There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm. -Willa Cather

Winter 2020

Even in the midst of the storm the sun is still shining. -Dayna Lovely

Winter 2020

See the world around you!

Stay healthy!  Stay safe! 

Winter Blizzard

I thought it would be fun to share a little about my part of the world.

The following photos are slightly dark and ‘blue’.  Yesterday, I was stitching all warm and snug inside my cozy home, so most of the photos of the blizzard are taken from inside, looking out.

Snow January 12-2020

Snow January 12-2020

Snow January 12-2020

Snow January 12-2020

Snow January 12-2020

Snow January 12-2020

Snow January 12-2020

Snow January 12-2020

Today, the sun shined briefly, but many 1000’s are without power.  Mine is restored, and I am home from work for the day, so as soon as I post this, I will be going back upstairs to do some quilting.

I put away the Christmas decorations, and realized that I don’t have table runners and table toppers that I can use throughout the year.  So I will be adding these types of projects to my FOCUS list.

I stitched together a curved nine patch (also known as Glorified nine patch) table runner.  In fact, I have made two.  I must’ve been mentally far away, because I cut out enough extra parts to make two.  Sheesh!  I forgot to take a photo, but the free pattern that I downloaded many years ago, is still available from Connecting Threads.  You can find it here.

Pin basting, stitching in the ditch, and removing the pins are all completed.  Here is a look at the back (I don’t know why I would remember to photograph the back and not the front):

Curved Nine Patch

Curved Nine Patch

I could call it done, but where is the fun in that?  I will be doing some decorative free motion quilting (actually all of the stitching in the ditch was done free motion).

And I will show you the front when I am done.

I promise.

Strolling Around the Garden

I just got home from work for the day and had an idea.  (It happens.)

I have been enjoying lots of blogger posts brimming with excitement as their gardens come to life with crocus, snowdrops and daffodils.

So…why not share a little stroll around my garden?

Enjoy!

Snow March 2019

Snow March 2019

Snow March 2019

Snow March 2019

Snow March 2019

Snow March 2019

Snow March 2019

March, when days are getting long, Let thy growing hours be strong to set right some wintry wrong. –Caroline May

My father was often impatient during March, waiting for winter to end, the cold to ease, the sun to reappear. March was an unpredictable month, when it was never clear what might happen. Warm days raised hopes until ice and grey skies shut over the town again. –Tracy Chevalier

Bucks in the Garden

Sunday was a very pleasant and relaxing winter day for Hubby and me.

Hubby enjoyed working on his model projects, and I spent the day working on sewing projects.

And we both enjoyed the view right outside our window.

Deer

Deer

Look carefully; there are two bucks snacking on oak leaves.

Deer

Deer