Monday, November 22, 2010

Brrrrr!

We've been getting snow for over a week now and the boys are thrilled to be out sledding each day. The last little while has also brought colder temperatures (about -17 right now) so we have been quite happy to have more time at home and time by the fire each evening. 
There has been time to make applesauce (thank you mice for helping to keep me on task and not procrastinate!!).
I love getting spray free red apples because then I can cook them with the skins on and we end up with PINK applesauce - how fun is that? 
We been enjoying our daily walks and some days I've been remembering to take the camera (although we didn't have it the day we finally spotted a rabbit - we saw hundreds of tracks last winter but no bunnies).
 Snow has a way of making everything beautiful - even the dead or dying trees.
E has been enjoying the time at home to do some baking - his peanut butter biscuits.
And we've decided to have a puttering day at home (almost like an X day!!), where we'll get our work done early, try some new bread recipes, keep the fire going strong and have the whole afternoon for creative time (we want some time to make more gifts) and outdoor fun. 

I also wanted to show the back of the felted sweater quilt since several people have asked what it looks like.  I just used the edge of my presser foot as my guideline and did a regular seam, there is no backing on the quilt so you can see these seams on the back.  I quite like the look of it.

8 comments:

donna!ee said...

i quite like it also...you are so blessed AND thank you for being a blessing! ;)

Jane said...

A fresh blanket of the white stuff really does make everything fresh and new. Not a flake here yet, but that will soon be changing.

affectioknit said...

We have new snow too! the back of your quilt is just as pretty as the front...

Anonymous said...

I just love your blog and the glimpse into your life, I am a mum of three, in Australia and I am reading this post in 32 degree celcius - about 90 farenheit!
evay@aapt.net.au

MamaTea said...

Everything does look prettier with snow on it, and you take beautiful pictures!

REALLY like the quilt! What a great idea...and I bet its cozy and warm!

Amy said...

I so love the snow! We have had one snow already this year, week before last. It was quite a surprise for us. Major rain and thunderstorms over night turned into snow the next morning. Was very nice. Old Man Winter is welcome here any time he is ready to arrive...he's a bit late this year compared to last year.

Erin said...

We've had a dusting of snow, which in November is rather unusual for us. Yesterday temperatures continued to plummett and with NE arctic outlow winds gusting to 80 kmh+ it has dropped the temperature further. We're sitting at -10 (feeling like -17 with the wind chill) right now in the morning. Yikes! I wanted so badly to bring my chickens into the house! I'm sure they are fine, but the sudden drop is where my concern is.

Your snow photos are soooo pretty! We hope to have an icy-fun day today looking for a pond to skate on, and may have a little deeper snow to play in on Thursday! Yay!!

Faye Henry said...

What a lovely way to spend your day. The snow is beautiful and makes everything look so pure...
The applesauce and biscuits look so homey..
Take care...