Saturday, January 30, 2010

Hodge Podge Glimpe Of My Life Recently

We don't have much snow on the ground because it melted away in a recent thaw. But it sure has gotten chilly in the last day or so! Last night the temperature was several degrees below zero. And on the hill where we live the wind chills were pretty extreme.

I know it doesn't look like a hill from this direction...

Just looking at the picture makes me chilly! We have had a bit of sunshine and that has been wonderful to see. It goes a long way in cheering everything up.

This here is a little red work quilt that Mother and I made as a gift for Grandma. We had started it about five years ago, but never finished it. Time, and the busyness of life kept getting in the way. We finished it this week and gave it to Grandma last night for her 80th birthday.

I loved doing the red work. I would like to make one of these for myself someday. Isn't it such a dainty picture? I wonder what she is working on?

Hollyhocks and Daisies.

There were fresh eggs out at Aunt Sarah's. I could not resist taking a picture. This is several days worth of eggs. The lighter colored ones are really blue, although they don't look it.
We are hoping to get chickens come spring. We've been doing a great deal of research on the different breeds. I am looking forward to having chickens. Keeping chickens is not too difficult, not time consuming and you end up with a healthy and wholesome food. Plus you know right where your eggs came from and what the chickens were fed.

Grandma's 8oth birthday party was lovely. We are blessed to have so many years with this sweet and wonderful lady. Grandma is truly a gem. :)

Since I have been sick all the last week ( I still am as a matter of fact), I have not had much knitting done. I have several projects in the works. And many more that I want to start! But we'll see what happens this week. If only I could shake this nasty bug that has settled in my throat. I have not spun in awhile either. I have some beautiful silk roving that I am spinning. It was a gift for Christmas from my parents and is a dream to work with.
So long for now!

1 comment:

  1. The shrug looks absolutely fabulous on Grandmother, Holly. Thanks for taking the picture for me!


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