Sunday, December 30, 2012

i haven't had the stillness and quiet that i like to make into my blog writing time.  it's been full the past couple of weeks.  couple of months, even.  with my mind scattered and without too many blog worthy thoughts.  i'm keeping to the basics of late.  keeping edgar healthy and comfortable.  and making quilts.  and even the quilts have been on the back burner a bit.  
i've been in the kitchen alot.  and loving it.  my aunt brought my grandmother's box of recipes for me when she came for christmas.  i've been loving thumbing through them, recognizing some and finding a few of the old family favorites like her fudge and my grandfather's bannock. 
and the snow is piling up.  we had to shovel the backyard so edgar could maneuver through the depths of it.  
i miss my blog time and i'm working to get it back.  the early mornings sure make it easier.  with cats curled around the fire and the kettle on the stove.  but now the day is calling and more specifically, the kitchen, with last nights dishes!!!


  1. You have described your morning with tenderness and love
    lots of cosy cuddles.. It has been a full two weeks..
    We all need our quiet time.
    You have turned out some fantastic quilts..all are beautiful
    I am so pleased that Edgar is on the mend. Our animals are precious to us.
    Enjoy reading your grandma's cook book..
    happy New year to you..
    thank you for always passing over and taking the time to read my posts.
    val x x x

  2. you described mornings of my past, I enjoyed reliving them through your words, have a wonderful day, the gift of the recipes is such a treasure,

  3. Just wanted to tell you how much I LOVE your work !

    My Great-Grandmother and Grandmother made beautiful quilts and your work always reminds me of these dear souls.

  4. Wouldn't it be nice to wiggle your nose and be done with the dishes. I'm very grateful for my dishwasher and even more appreciative when I think back to older times when you had to first boil the water to even wash the dishes before you had to have another pot of boiled water to rinse them. Ha

    Sending you warm wishes for a very happy, prosperous and healthy New Year.

  5. The box of recipes is such a special gift and so perfect for you. The holidays always add so much to the usual--it's hard to find peace and solitude for contemplative blogging (or anything else). It's nice to think of you and your family, Edgar, the cats, quilts and tea.

    My Miss Havisham quilt has been good company, and getting plenty of use.

    Stay cozy.



  6. This is life... ebb and flow... we are here waiting on the shore (eagerly) for your return ♥♥♥ HAPPY NEW YEAR lovely lady ♥♥♥

  7. I love this photograph... It sums how your home makes me feel. Xo

  8. Your grandmother's box of recipes! What treasure! My aunt brought me a couple of my grandmother's recipes and I was thrilled. Her whole recipe box would have done me in. I get excited when I get to buy some unknown grandmother's box of recipes. (Remember our one fight in college? No, don't remember-let's forget that) I'm glad Edgar is doing well. I think of you and miss you always.

  9. I forgot to say that I love your picture. Beautiful!

  10. It is good to see you back and pleased that Edgar is making steady progress.
    The picture is gorgeous, it looks very cosy indoors, and outdoors looks magical.

  11. Love this photo, so cozy. I wish you a time of gentle recovery from the sadness of losing your Edgar.