December 6, 2017:

Hola!

It's COLD here. Cold and windy. But the Sun has been out for the past 2 days so it's bright, and that helps me to bear the cold and the short days. Only 15 more days to Winter Solstice, and then each day, a few more minutes of daylight will magically begin to be added, and even though the cold and snow will continue, the "worst" will be over because I know we are over the hump and headed toward the Spring Equinox.

Meanwhile, I am busy decorating the tree. I dug out an old collage of photos from the former Maison Newton (above). Gosh, that was a beautiful fireplace. My current gel fuel fireplace is great, but no match for that large and lush gas fireplace in my former home. In my case, downsizing meant not only much less square footage and a single story (which IS nice), but no fireplace until I purchased my gel fuel fireplace. I love it, but there was only one wall I could put it on, and this current living room is much smaller than my former living room, so I sized the fireplace accordingly. (It was also much less expensive and did not need to be installed by professionals).

Yesterday I womaned up and muscled, huffed, puffed, cussed some, breathed heavily and heaved mightily to get my Christmas tree up the basement stairs and dragged into the living room, and then into position in front of the picture window overlooking the front of the house. Whew! Quite the work-out. But I wasn't ready this year to switch to a "single woman of a certain age" (4 foot tall) tree. Maybe next year...NAH!

Jan

Saturday, March 9, 2013

What is it your town can do really well...

....hmmmm, we can sew!  Yes, we can sew...

OH MY GODDESS!  A little while ago to catch up, I visited one of my favorite sewing blogs (yes, I can sew, no, I'm not very good at it, and yes, I love it anyway, just like I play chess :)   10,000 Hours of Sewing.  I love Victoria!  Please check out her blog.  Meanwhile, I hope you will enjoy this film clip from "The Three Amigos", aptly entitled "We Can Sew!!


2 comments:

  1. Jan,

    Thanks so much for stopping by and giving your support and encouragement!! I bought a bike and have started to peddle my butt off, hopefully in more ways than one!! LOL!!

    I am glad to hear that you like Minerva!! She did look creepy at Halloween, didn't she??

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  2. Jan,

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend!!
    I will try to take a better picture of the clock on the wall in the Dining Room for you and add it to my next post on all the Dining Room decorations which will be posted tomorrow... Joe bought it for me in J.C.Penney a few years ago....

    Minerva reminds me of the family in Meet Me in St. Louis going to church at Easter..... I do have fun playing with dressing her up....

    I am very pleased with the New Pope. He does seem like such a humble and inspirational man and that is what this world needs whether you are Catholic or not.....

    Thanks so much for stopping by and for always having such nice things to say.... Your comments always make my day and i better be careful that I don't get a big head!! LOL!!

    Have a great Sunday... We are predicted to get 4 inches of snow tomorrow!! UGH!!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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