I feel like a house cat this afternoon with my feet pulled up under me as I sit in the sun by the big front window, soaking in every ray of warmth and light I can. As you can see, I have been spending a little quiet time stitching a redwork tea towel. It's a mushroom garden which I love. I find it interesting that in the 70's mushrooms were IT. And a few decades later, mushrooms are IT once more! I found the pattern here, but chose to not add all the details.
It was a bright day here with a light wind that gave it a definite chill, but that didn't keep me from taking my two mile walk to the mailbox and back. I took the parcels up for the mailman, and after gathering the eggs, I decided to walk back up and fetch the mail home. I have the best-ever, red mailbag that I always take with me. I made it a while back using a plastic grocery bag as a pattern, so the handles are part of the tote bag. It is so sturdy and can sure carry a lot of mail. I'm glad because I always bring A&J's mail along with ours, and we sometimes have Amazon boxes in our mail (the very best kind of mail next to real letters!) which I can fit into the bag too. I found the link for the bag pattern for you here!
I had Youngest Son cut a few pitch posts from the old post pile for me so we'd have plenty of fast-burning starting wood for the stove this weekend. We are expecting an Arctic front to swoop down upon us bringing sub-zero temps and snow. They are telling us 5-10 inches of new snow so we'll hunker down and see how it all turns out. In the meantime, we are still waiting on The Baby to come just any day. Because Hubs is a rancher through and through, he says, "If she was a cow, I'd bet on her having that baby when the storm hits." Now I know that sounds crude, but we have made our living calving cows for 30 years together and Hubs grew up ranching -- so I know what he means. We see it over and over again. When the weather changes, for some reason, the cows tend to start labor. Some folks say it is because of the barometric pressure. I'm not sure if that's it, but you can almost always count on a change in the weather to bring on labor in cows that are close to their due date. We'll see if it brings on labor for our sweet Daughter-in-Love.
I hope you're staying warm, soaking in some sun, and finding a few moments of quiet to do the things you love.