|The wind blew the thistles down last fall, so the snow can have a place to rest.|
Last Friday, after we got a fresh dusting of snow, the sun came out for a while, making the world sparkle like diamonds. It's so hard to capture in a picture, but here are a few of my favorites.
|I managed to get zoomed in so you can almost see each snowflake!|
The sad part for me was having to leave all those tracks in the snow to get these. I love an undisturbed field covered with snow!
|My front flower bed, which I just replanted last fall. I hope the lilies are keeping warm in there!|
|I think this one's my favorite.|
Last week I teased my entries in the Guild's 2011 challenge, "It Must Be Chocolate". Now I can show them!
I actually entered two pieces. I may have shown this one last summer when I first finished it. It's called "Grasshopper Pie with Butterfly Garnish". I made it using scrap therapy squares and techniques in Mary Ellen Hopkins "Connecting Up" books. ( I think it's 4 7/8). It wasn't until I gave it the name that I realized it fit the parameters of the challenge!
This is the piece I previewed last week. It is adapted from two cross stitch designs. The original had a bear, so I adapted a bunny by Alma Lynne. (and I've lost the name of the designer of the bear) I call it "Deliver me From...Chocolate?".
The display at the library goes up on February 2, so I'll be sure to post the pictures of all of them after that.
I am grateful for:
People who are considerate and understanding.
Friendly faces at work again.
Figuring out the updated publishing options here.
A good book and a blankie.
The promise of spring we had Tuesday. ( accepting Winter doesn't mean I'm not looking forward to Spring!)