Monday, December 1, 2014


These are the quiet hours in our house.  Jeff is on his way to work in an ice storm and the Girls (Dottie & Olive) are tucked back in their nests for a quick nap after braving the elements.  Olive has a special spot atop one of our old family quilts that's on its last legs and Dottie has tucked herself away in a secluded spot where she can dream her doggie dreams.  The hand quilting on the quilt  below is spaced 1/4" apart.  It has been washed countless times and has frayed in all the right places.  It normally serves as a tree skirt, but this year I wanted to enjoy the beauty and texture of the stitching that came from my Greatgrammy's needle.   

Fortified with a cup of hot tea and the hum of our furnace keeping us warm, it's a morning to be savored.  A holiday candle is scenting the kitchen with the aroma of spices and baking goodies.  Who doesn't love the glow and scent of nice candles ~~~~

We put up our tree yesterday and decorated it  very simply with the angels and snowflake ornaments I make on the embroidery machine.  I have memories of embroidering angel components in July and August and tucking them away for completion after Thanksgiving.  A few special ornaments can make even a humble tree pretty.  I think there is something tranquil and pristine about all white.   I think of this as my "Broken Wing Collection" as a reminder that Christ invites us to come to Him just as we are ~~~ broken wings and all. 

On the menu today is a pot of homemade vegetable beef soup with hot bread for our dinner.  If I had ripe bananas on hand I would bake a batch of biscuits for the Girls, but that would require a trip out into the storm.  The Girls are happy to accept a bite of toast instead. 

Wishing you and yours a day to remember as you begin the new week.

                                     PEACE & PLENTY

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful Christmas tree, I like the white lights. I love all the Angels you made, they really makes the tree pop with all the white.

    Hugs, Lori