This past week our area was engulfed in a snow storm. We had record snow for the month of March, the third most in history! The snow began falling Tuesday morning and fell continuously through Tuesday and Wednesday.
Since we have had a mild winter so far it seemed fitting to have a snowstorm of this measure. It just wouldn't be winter without snow! ; )
While the snow fell I was busy doing a number of things. I was able to finish a doily I began last month. It had been such a long time since I crocheted a doily. As a teenager I crocheted one doily after another. My new doily is now gracing our dining room table under an oil lamp.
A bouquet of bonnets! One of my tasks for our business this week, in addition to a couple of dresses.
One of my favorite treats is chocolate and peanut butter. I make no-bake cookies almost every week for Jemimah, as they are her favorite, but this week I made a treat I haven't made in years. It is a very simple recipe! You simply combine 1/2 cup coconut oil, 1/2 cup peanut butter and 1/2 cup honey in a saucepan. Heat these ingredients until melted. Add 1/2 cup of cocoa and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Combine well, then pour into lined muffin tins, filling the tins halfway or less. Chill in the refrigerator until set.
I also made chocolate granola for the first time. I used a basic recipe, then added pecans and chia seeds. It is delicious combined with coffee yogurt.
Winston was rather disturbed by the storm. He loves spending time outside. One morning he stole one of Jemimah's little toy horses. Jemimah didn't think he should be allowed to steal her horse, but I was able to convince her to share. I think Winston fancied the horse to be a bit like a mouse, the sizes were close. : )
Jemimah didn't mind the storm, she enjoyed watching the snow fall. Each day she has a number of projects to work on such as her "cookie dough" aka Play-Doh.
One book we especially enjoyed this week was "Corgiville Fair" by Tasha Tudor. I had won the book in a drawing at a Tasha Tudor tea we attended two years ago. At that time Jemimah was too little to enjoy the book, I had tucked it away for a later date. Coming across it recently I decided Jemimah would like it now, and she certainly did! Even after I had finished reading a page she would go back through to study the illustrations and point out all of the bunnies.
I just finished reading "The Dim Lantern" by Temple Bailey this week. It was a sweet story set in the early 1920's soon after World War I. It was written in 1922 and if you like books of that era I would recommend Temple Bailey. This is the third book I have read by her, and each has been beautifully written.
Did you see much snow this week?
May you have a blessed and restful weekend!
"For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven,
and returns not there, but waters the earth, and makes it bring forth
and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater." Isaiah 55:10