Sunday, February 24, 2013


We are having snow once again, this time it is wet and sticky so
I am praying the power stays on.

To pass the time I am trying to knit a pair of slippers. I am a horrible knitter
but thought I would give these a try.

Now for the giveaway! The fine people at Folk  magazine have offered me
a one year subscription to giveaway. I just received my first copy of this
magazine and I can't tell you how much I love it. Amazing artists, stories,recipes,
and the photos are breath taking. I am putting in a link so that you can take
a tour of this magazine digitally but the look and feel of this magazine is amazing.
, go here for a peek. How to win?
first you must be a follower, just leave a comment on this post.
Blog about this giveaway and you get a second entry.
I will chose a winner on Friday March 1st.
Good luck everyone!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Another Trip To Boston

My paper whites are starting to bloom. It has been
cold and windy here in NH so it feels so nice to have some flowers

A while ago I had a give away for these signs. Mine came in the mail today
it really is pretty and will look great on the side of my gray house.

Today is the 10th anniversary of the night club fire in Rhode Island.
The early morning after my husband was watching the news and started yelling for
me. Our daughter was going to College in RI., When I spoke to her the night before she
was on her way out with friends. So I started calling her cell and it went to voice mail.
Then I remembered her room phone and got a very sleepy girl. Lord I was so scared
She said "Oh mom I heard about it last night but didn't think to call you" So I can't imagine
how they those families felt and are still feeling all these years later.

We went to Boston today another good appointment for David!
Because we get up at 4am and are on the road by 5ish,by the time we
get home at 1 we are beat. we both crawled into bed and slept for 3 hours.
 I don't think we have ever done that we must of really needed it.
They are predicting another Northeaster for us on Saturday night.
Again this should be a southern storm so we will not get the brunt of it.
But I have hit the library for reading material so I am all set for what ever.
I have tomorrow off and a new fiber store has opened that I want to visit.
and maybe hit a thrift store or two. Stay safe and warm everyone.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Do You Read Your Horoscope?

Today's Horoscope said; It's fine to have plenty of ideas,but if you don't follow through with at least
some of them, the time spent mulling over them will be a waste.
That couldn't be more right for me. I have a lot of grand ideas but follow through seems to be
my down fall.
How are you with follow through?

I got a call from the library they were able to find a Gladys Taber book I wanted.
I love reading it she was the first Martha Stewart. Her writing is a joy I think this book was first published in 1937 this is a reprint in 1984. She is a city New Yorker and bought an old farm house with her sister in Connecticut.
Downton Abbey book had just come in.

Mary's tiara was on loan and had a special person who followed it around the set.
The tiara is worth 1,936,068.00in us dollars yikes.                                                                                 We are having quite the winds today and into
tonight. It is very cold I am just praying that the power stays on. I live in N.H but watch The Vermont public network, they are
having a live chat during and after the season ending of Downton Abbey should be fun. If I still have power.

My daughter thrifted this wonderful April Cornell table cloth
since it didn't fit her table I got it for the porch or the table in the family room.
I baby sat with Miss B Thur and Friday oh what fun we had we went for a walk and played
tea party, we went thrifting,we splashed in puddles in our boots. I just had a ball with her. My daughter called and said she was really
upset that G didn't come to play on Saturday. (So was G)
A home in the country is no place for the idle. For it takes you over. Stillmeadow has been a dictator for all these years. The House demands whatever it feels like and ours not to question why, ours
but to do and die.
Gladys Taber writing about her country home.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

My Mother gave me a box of antique valentines.
several years before she passed away

I love them they are really like a gift all by itself.
This one is fairly large it is about a foot tall.

I  baked some bread I found a great tutorial on pintrest.
You can find the the recipe here. I also followed her
blog it has wonderful recipes.

We really loved it and I felt it was very do able on a weekday.
I feel I am a frustrate bread baker. I would love to bake
bread on a regular basis but it is time consuming for a person who works
40 hours a week. I will add this bread to my cast iron pan bread I make.
Have a wonderful Valentine's day I am spending it with my favorite little girl.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Downton Abbey

How beautiful was that cricket match all the beautiful
white and wicker. Each time I watch it I love it more and more.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Are You Sick Of The Snow Yet?

We got about a foot of snow nothing we haven't seen before.
We live in the central part of NH so we usually see more snow than the

We didn't lose power but we had big ugly Bertha going
This is in the basement and can heat the whole house
when it gets hot it stays hot for a very long time.

while we were shoveling the one feeder we had had so many birds
trying to get in I filled another one and stuck it in this little tree.
poor little things were so hungry trying to keep warm after that storm.

I was sick of seeing white so I bought myself a bunch
of tulips. Come on spring of course I heard on the news we
could get an ice storm on Monday:(

I worked today which was a huge waste of time but I did
get out of the house. I picked up the mother earth news, I
have my feet up and will pass this cold night with big Bertha going
reading my new magazine. Ahh it is good to be home.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

It's Good To Have Friends

A friend dropped off a dozen eggs oh how I love
fresh eggs.

Tonight on my way home from errands I saw Agway
had paper whites at half price. Since I am craving spring
I bought 5 for 2.50 and have tucked them in this vase.
looking forward to seeing something grow.

A tiny bit of progress I keep pulling out what I have put in
we shall see.
a huge storm is heading for us I am hoping it goes out to sea like all good
storms should do. they are talking 1to 2 feet of snow
what happened to the ground hog not seeing his shadow?????
I have to work Saturday oh how I hate to work weekends:(
but I am getting prime Miss B time next thur and friday:)
If you are in the storms path batten down and pray it goes out to sea.
Learning something new is the bestest thing in the world.
Andrew  age 7
The wisdom of kids:)

Monday, February 4, 2013

So Much For My Grand Plans

My husband and I had plans to go out to breakfast and
I would go to my guild meeting. We got to breakfast
but came out and my poor old car wouldn't start so
a tow and lots of money later she is as good as new.
I am just glad that it didn't happen in Boston.

Since I was stuck home I finally took some Christmas
things to the attic and found some pussy willows I had tucked
away and since it is very cold here and blowing I thought
I could use some spring.

And you have to know we hit the dump:)
David says I should start calling it the swap shop at the dump
he has a point. Because it really is a room at the dump
that people put things in and take things they want.
I found this great coffee pot. I had one like it but it died.
This one was in good shape I gave it a good scrubbing and fired it up.
works great! I do not like drip coffee it just does not taste the same as perked.
I am sorry to say I haven't picked up my hook in a couple of weeks.I hope
this week I will get back to it.
Friday night we went to a dance. We haven't danced in a long time
it was really fun.
well the wood stove is full and keeping us warm I am headed
to put my P.J's on and have my cup of hot water with lemon.
stay warm everyone!
Few is the number who think with their own minds and feel with their own hearts.
Albert Einstein