Saturday, January 2, 2010

Snowy Saturday

I think this is's hard to keep track with these Friday holidays. Hope everyone had happy ones. Here in the Northeast snow is falling, with at least a foot predicted in our area. Tom has already plowed the driveway once today, with his faithful and beloved "yard truck". I took this picture out the front window. I painted the blocks several years ago, but can't wait to put them away each year! It looks like I planned to put the flash on the treetop, but it was just a lucky accident. I'm anxious to get started on a new rug....a bird's nest chair mat. Stay tuned. Mary

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Beautiful day

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood....sunny skies and crisp temperatures. I'm in denial about turning the clocks back this weekend. The leaves are falling fast here in NH, but there are still some yellow and gold ones left on the oaks. It's such a surprise every year to see the array of colors. This picture was taken on my first geocaching adventure. Get more information at It was great fun and we are already planning our next trip.

I'm working today on a wall-hanging for a friend's grand-daughter who loves sheep. The embroidery was a free design from the internet that I tweaked a little. The border is fabric from a Thimbleberries jelly roll. Better get to it....
Until next time.....Mary

Monday, July 27, 2009

Pleasant Surprise

My husband limbed up some hemlocks beside a small stream on our property, and this was our pleasant surprise. It is an Indian Pipe wildflower, also called Ghost Plant, because of its absence of chlorophyll. It is quite a striking sight tucked in amongst the leaves. It blooms June-Sept. and if you're walking in the woods, you can't miss it! Mary

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Whatcha workin' on Wednesday

I've been up for hours already...very unusual for me. I read a chapter in Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo and knit some rows on a scarf. This is my first experience with aluminum circular needles and cane yarn....a very slippery slope, to be sure. Mary

Monday, July 6, 2009

My backyard today... full of sun, frogs, and flowers. After the month of June, with only very few sunny days, maybe summer is finally here. There are 5 frogs in our small pond and they sun themselves on the rocks in the morning. I just missed a shot of one flying through the air as my black lab was investigating (you can see the splash). I hope it's sunny in your corner of the world. Mary

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Knitting again

Inspired by my daughter's love of knitting, cotton yarn, and all the free patterns on-line, I've picked up some needles for the first time in many years. A ball of yarn will make 2 washcloths/dishcloths and they are just the right size to finish easily and quickly and practice my stitches. Mary