Monday, January 4, 2010

A Bit of Winter...

"Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home."

~Edith Sitwell~

It is so good to be back in the land of blog! There is so much to tell about my short one week break but so much I am still processing figuratively and literally that it will have to wait for another day to share. I trust you all had a wonderful Christmas and hope your New Year has started off well.

This morning I woke up to a wee bit of a wintry white world and found that I had company for breakfast...
Foraging through the thin veil of snow in search of acorns were nine deer in my back yard. So lovely to watch...I love the cozy tucked in feeling of being blanketed in a world of white. Today I dream of a warm fire, a good book, hot savory soup simmering on the stove, and time to sit and enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of such treats. I long to sit in the writing cottage with all the blinds open and watch the birds. But, these are just dreams as this is Monday just like any other Monday with chores galore only this one with more so since I was not home much last week. But, dreams are nice to hold in ones heart when doing daily tasks especially knowing that by days end they are obtainable.

I started a little piece of stitchery last evening and hope it turns out as I desire it to, both cute and useful, we will see...
I love having a bit of handwork to do on winter evenings...
I have not had time to get back into the studio since the holidays and my shoppe is all but empty, but, I hope to be back in there by weeks end after I catch up here at home. I hope your Monday is filled with sweet dreams and warm winter wishes that you can hug to your heart as you go about your daily tasks.

What are your warm winter wishes or dreams?

Miss Sandy


Vee said...

Welcome back to the land of Blog. Such lovely well-mannered guests you enjoyed this morning! I rarely get to see deer in my backyard...very...once!

I see that you are beginning to put the pans back in the fire. Can't wait to see what you'll be up to next.

Lori said...

your visitors are beautiful...i haven't seen any deer in our yard for a while now, i miss it...barking dog next door keeps them away...i love how your stitchery project is looking!!! i can't wait to see more:)

Unreasonable Grace said...

Wow! Love those pix! Beautiful breakfast companions.

Lululiz said...

What a beautiful scene to wake up to!

Lorrie said...

Welcome back. I love the view from your cozy home.

For me, this winter is about hitting the books hard and getting as many credit hours as I can while still maintaining my sanity, which will definitely mean taking some time out for crafting!


LiLi M. said...

What a beautiful view! Unthinkable for me, as I live in the centre of town! Love that stitchery! As I was ill (again :-(, I am catching up homework first...but I already signed in for a swap, to force myself to some creativity ;-)!

Laurie said...

I love doing handwork, too...

Linda said...

Hi Sandy,

I'm glad to see you've returned with beautiful stories and photos to share, and most fittingly, I received your package today from the Shop - the two stars are even more gorgeous in person and I'm thrilled to have them in my collection for next Christmas, though they're pretty enough to have out right now for a touch of winter whimsy.

As for my wintertime dreams, I don't know yet... trying to ease into the new year and this was our first day of work and school. It went well.

We're having more than a bit of winter here with temps below zero. My lunchtime walk today was brutal against the cold wind, yet also refreshing. I walked alone on campus, since the students are still gone and all is silent.

Hope your New Year dreams and wishes come true.
Thanks again for shipping the items so quickly.

Love & blessings,

Celestial Charms said...

Glad to see you here again, and so glad you showed us your animal friends. What graceful, peaceful animals to admire. My warm winter wish would be to bring about a cozy and enriching environment to my home for myself, my husband, and my two children, and to spread cheer to anyone I come in contact with this this is sometimes a rather lonely and dark season for some. Have a wonderful week.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sandy, I have referenced your Curiosity Shoppe on my current blog. Hope you get a chance to visit. Such lovely photos on your blog today. We are having very cold temps for GA - we had chili and hot chocolate today!

Bonita said...

Wow! Look at all those deer! Glad you got a break and glad to have you back, sweet friend.

Anonymous said...

Sandy, I kept checking in to see when you were back. Welcome! I think your backyard visitors saw YOU too! ;-) Curiosity is their biggest weakness but our delight when we want to take pictures of them!

Looking forward to seeing your new creations.

Happy New Year!

Deb said...

Hello, While searching for a photo of Laura Ingalls Wilder to show my daughter, I came across your blog. And I am so glad I did! I have so much enjoyed it...and will become a follower! May God bless you!

Monica@The White Bench said...

Hello Sandy,
I wanted to say that I mentioned you on my blog, hope it's OK.
Happy New Year filled with joy, love, peace and beauty!

Ima Weed said...

I just discovered your blog, what a lucky day for me.

Penny said...

Hi Sandy,

I just love your view and I love your breakfast companions, they are so regal looking.

I hate when I run into them with my car, however, very costly.

Your stitching project looks interesting can't wait to see it when its finished.


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