Friday, February 27, 2015


February has been a month of cold days, but a warm hearth. We have had a lot of snow this month and some beautiful sunrises! It has been a great month to stay by the wood stove with a cup of tea and knitting. Here is my month in pictures. 

I took this photo one morning as I was leaving to spend the day with my mom. The sunrise was so pretty, my pictures cannot do justice to the colors! You can see a sliver of moon in the sky too.

Dear Adam has kept very busy shoveling most evenings. Here he is in his cozy winter garb. These pictures were taken earlier in the month, at this time the snow is a good deal taller!
                                       The pastel colors of the sky some mornings have been fabulous.

                                        My special Valentine's roses and card from Adam! He is the best. : )
         I baked Adam and my mom homemade cherry pies for Valentine's day using this delicious recipe from Delightful Handwork. I had always used canned cherry pie filling in the past, this is so much better! Another favorite recipe this month is Peasant Bread, very easy and goes great with homemade soup.
We are spending more time sitting around the stove. Some evenings we even eat our meals in the living room. And it is a free clothes drier. : )
Jemimah turned five months this week. These past five months have gone soooo fast!! Why look she is already learning to play the piano! She loves her special time with papa in the evenings.

Jemimah is such a sweet baby, and an absolute joy to our days. It is wonderful to see her grow and develop. Her laugh is the sweetest sound ever and her smiles are irresistible.
Currently I am knitting some booties and a sweater for Jemimah. I have found so many terrific patterns on-line, I just wish I were a faster knitter.
Lately I have been sewing aprons for "Lilacs in Spring". Here is a pattern I just recently sewed. It is an original 1940's pattern. I loved the finished results and plan to sew another from the purple fabric underneath the pattern for myself.
 I am presently reading "The Gold Shoe" by Grace Livingston Hill. As always Grace Livingston Hill is one of my favorite authors! She has a wonderful way of drawing me in within the first few pages. This story begins with a blizzard- perfect for this winter.
Tasha has settled into her new home. She seems to grow more mischievous each passing day. But she is very loveable.
Adam found this cute little bird out in the snow one day while shoveling. We think it is a brown creeper.

Hope you all have had a lovely February!

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 
 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.” Psalm 91:1-2