Ahoy Dear Readers!
I am still trying to catch up on reading blog posts for those of you who blog, and I am enjoying the process. Thanks for posting, and for those of you who don't blog, thank you for keeping in touch with comments on my blog, calls, cards, texts, emails, and some in-person visits!
A few weeks ago I got together with some friends making some cards like this encouragement card, [Pour out your heart to God. He is your refuge. Psalm 62:8b]. I am eager to make and send out more cards.
To celebrate my birthday that was in the middle of February, a friend took me flower shopping. Most of the flowers were already dried, but two bunches I hung upside down in the laundry room to dry.
Also for my birthday, I was given the pretty red Cyclamen I put on the table. I have been learning how to care for it and am thrilled that it is still alive!
Most of the dried flowers I arranged in two baskets on either side of the couch (one shown in the back of the above photo.)
With some of the dried flowers and a little artificial bird, I have had fun decorating the grapevine wreath on the front door.
Here near the base of Mt. Hood in the Portland, Oregon, area I have been shivering in our wintery weather. We have had a few little snow storms...sometimes with huge flakes like those in the photo above.
I have been making lots of chicken vegetable soup! I have usually used the following vegetables: carrots, celery, winter squash, yellow summer squash, spinach, and broccoli.
One of my neighbors came over and showed me some photos she had taken from her house. She took photos of some gorgeous sunsets, so I have been looking for pretty sunsets and was so excited to take a photo of this one.
In spite of the wintery weather, I'm marveling about a little patch of these Wild Violets in the garden outside the front door.
I am enjoying these beautiful purple Hyacinths nearby in the same part of the garden. Spring is nearly here!
Meet love-worn Hezekiah! He is around eighty years old and belonged to my mom. When one of my nephews was a little one he found great comfort in petting and plucking Hezekiah. At some point, Hezekiah lost his eyes and someone sewed on some googly eyes. When I brought Hezekiah up here on my last trip from California in my carry on bag on the plane I was hoping to find some nice brown eyes more like his original eyes. Last week I am convinced that God helped me find these eyes at my nearby JoAnn's store, for less than three dollars!
So did you know that my Shark vacuum can try to eat my Mac computer power cord nearly panicking me!?! By the grace and mercy of God, I was able to untangle the two!!!
I much prefer the challenge of winding up yarn in a center pull ball like I am doing with this yarn!
Are you entangled with any crafty challenges these days?