Archive for the 'Seasons' Category


Published on March 26, 2011

In recent weeks I have been thinking of an old poem by William Davies. I think of it now because my life recently has been the opposite of the advice Mr. Davies urges upon me:
What is this life if, full of care
We have no time to stand and stare.
No time to stand beneath the boughs
And [...]

A Winter Visitor

Published on January 21, 2011

A few days ago I was quietly working in my sewing room when I heard one of the cats jumping at one of the windows in the next room. I went to investigate and saw nothing.
Meanwhile another cat began jumping at a window in the room I had just left. Returning to the sewing room [...]

Snow Days

Published on December 30, 2010

Living in the country in the wintertime is sometimes an adventure. In the past week we have had two very large snowstorms complete with more than twelve inches of snow each time and two twelve-hour power outages during the day.
Planned activities had to be cancelled while we stayed home shoveling snow and trying to stay [...]

One Week In December

Published on December 19, 2010

Like the rest of you, this month has been filled with holiday preparations and festivities: decorating, mailing gifts to family members living far away, making treats for friends near and far, Christmas parties, elementary school programs and a photo shoot of my Old Fashioned Christmas quilt.
Here are a few photos to illustrate this past week’s [...]