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


  1. Good evening, dearest Sarah! It was such a delight to visit you, my friend. The month of February looks like it was a wonderful one. Your daughter is absolutely precious and I can't believe how much she has grown! She has the sweetest smile :)

    Your kitty is also extra cute and the picture of the bird is remarkable! Thank you for sharing and may you have a blessed weekend!

    P.S. -I have the same hymn book on my piano :) Hugs to you!

  2. What a lovely treat to see your post Sarah when I opened the laptop this morning.
    I loved seeing your week in photo's, your pies are wonderful. I have never made a cherry pie so am going to have a go, thank you for sharing the recipe.
    Your knitting is beautiful, your roses & card too. I have a similar apron pattern in my to make pile, it is a big pile!
    How your daughter is growing & little Tasha too, I bet you like us have much fun & laughter in your home with these two little beautiful bundles.
    Enjoy your weekend together.
    Fondly Michelle

  3. Dearest Sarah! Oh! How I loved seeing your month in pictures! My goodness! Sweet Jemimah is getting so big and adorable! And it is lovely that she starting to learn piano - never too young;).
    Always a joy to visit your beautiful blog and see what you've been busy inspiring!
    Blessings to you - may March be another delightful month for you!
    Hugs, Kelly-Anne

  4. Good morning! This is my first visit here, but it won't be my last. I love your beautiful pictures and the gentle spirit that shines through them. My little boy is only a few months older than your Jemimah, and it's so nice to find someone online who's in that same season of raising a little one.

  5. Oh, what a delightful post!
    Your pies turned out beautifully - great job! I'm glad you liked the recipe. :)
    Baby Jemimah is just as cute as can be.
    That apron is terrific!
    Tasha kitten has such a sweet face.
    That little bird is just the cutest thing, as well! :D

  6. Hi Sarah,
    What a lovely post! Looks like you had a very nice February.:-)
    Hard to believe Jemimah is already 5 months old. She's so cute!
    Beautiful knitting and the pies look great. I haven't read that one yet, but will look for it. :-)
    Enjoy your day and God bless,

  7. Dear Sarah ... looks like a warm and cosy February in your sweet home. Your little one is so precious. Have a blessed week. Hugs ♥ Teri

  8. Lovely pictures! Jemimah is so cute, they sure do grow fast.
    The Gold Shoe is one of my favorite books, love all the characters! And you are right, it is perfect for reading this time of year. I think I need to go find a copy........

  9. Hi Sarah,
    Such a beautiful scenery and rose coloured Sky ... You live in a very beautiful area! I love the photo of your sweet daughter and your husband playing piano together!
    I am popping by from Stephanie's ~ Blessings to your week,

  10. Thank you so much, sweet friend, for sharing this lovely post with Roses of Inspiration. Have a delightful week. Hugs!

  11. Beautiful sky, your daughter is a cutie, lovely card and flowers!

  12. Your pictures reflect so much joy and happiness. I enjoyed your beautiful photography!

  13. What a little sweetheart and those roses are beautiful.

  14. Lovely pictures! I especially like the wood stove and drying rack! Well, your pies looks good too and so does the "cute pie" named Jemimah! Thanks for sharing this week on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! Enjoy the rest of winter, it will be coming to a close soon! :)

  15. This is such a wonderful post Sarah. And how nice to see pictures of your precious little girl.