It's spring in NH and that means muddy dirt roads. This road runs behind us, I have shown lots of pictures over the years as I walk it a lot! We had a thaw and this road got so muddy in places that they just dumped rocks to keep it passable. When we first moved here 30 plus years ago they would shut this road down during this time.
Then we had some winds and it helped to dry everything out a bit.
It is warm again here 60s which is wonderful for us and for the next 4 days we can expect that kind of weather.
The sap is flowing!
And the brook is thawing out and running pretty fast. It sounds so lovely while I am walking.
After my walk this morning I started cleaning again and changed the winter curtains in the living room to the summer ones. My husband walked in and said you know it is only March right? Yes we will still get cold weather and maybe a snow storm. But I am ready for warmer weather with the windows open!
I also decided the rug I was hooking needed a darker background and since I didn't have any(all to light or to dark) I decided to dye.
When I first learned to hook we went to a 1800's center chimney cape tucked at the foot of a beautiful mountain on a tiny dirt road all by it's self. Sorry the memories came flooding back sigh. She insisted we learn to dye. I used to roll my eyes and say I will never dye. She said "You will and be glad of it" If you can hear me in heaven Phyllis "You were right!" I am glad I have the basics at least.
The before is the whitish strip on the left and after is the right. Just right I think.
I made bread again last week and we had a few slices left. Not wanting to throw it I cut it up added some olive oil and some garlic powder and baked it. When I took it out of the oven, I grated some Parmesan cheese over it. They came out perfect crispy on the outside and soft inside. We had it in our tomato soup tonight, very good!
And because gardening is around the corner for us, I had been keeping my egg shells all winter and crushing them up. I use them around my tomato plants. The egg shells are sharp and the slugs etc will not crawl over it to get to my plants.
Last week I told you about visiting my 97 year old aunt. She has crochet as long as I ever remember. But she has had some health issues this past winter and her memory is not as good as it was. (she was so sharp until this health issue)
She has forgotten how to crochet, it makes me cry just writing this.
And the worst part is she knows she forgot. She is fuzzy on some names in the family, but the minute I walked in she came over and hugged me and said she was so glad to see me. I have not seen her in a year, but stay in regular touch with her. I just know how much happiness it brought her and kept her hands and mind busy. I told my husband I wish she had forgotten me and remembered how to crochet because I can remember for the both of us and she would have something to keep her happy until her time comes.
So she loaded me up with some of her past treasures and sent me home. I have many of her treasures in my home and now they are all the more dear to me.
On one of the facebook pages I follow this woman showed a birthday crown she made for her little girl's birthday.
oh my word how darling is this??
she used wool and needle felted the animals and flowers on.
I am in complete love with this! I think we all deserve a crown like this on our birthday!
My daughter got a letter from school this week about Sweet B.
It was from a teacher's aid that holds the door in the morning at school so the kids to not have to touch it and she greets them.
She said that Sweet B was the sweetest kid in the school as she skips in every morning saying "Good morning, and Have a great day!!"
She said what a great job my daughter and son in law have done. While yes they have but I think it is mostly Sweet B's personality showing through. Love that kid to the moon!
Have a healthy and happy week!