Sunday, January 31, 2010

Planning for Summer

I've been doing a little garden planning this week.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

My Radio

I am an avid listener of the radio.  Especially, talk radio.


Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday Night Shopping

Our usual night for running errands and getting some groceries.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Curtain Buttons

Many years ago, Doug made deer antler buttons.  I decided to add them to a curtain I am currently working on.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

New Soup Bowl

My Christmas gift from Isaac and Ellie.  Makes a great soup bowl, don't ya think :)


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Sunshine and a Little Baking

Beautiful day of sunshine.

Trying a new recipe.  Tofu Pumpkin Pie. It looks and smells good.
We'll see....

Monday, January 25, 2010

Another Monday

First Day of Second Semester of Ben's Junior Year.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Paperless Kitchen Towels

Trying to reduce costs and to be mindful of not wasting, these orange cloths were created to replace paper towels.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

A Rainy Saturday

January can be such a strange month.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Vacation Memories

We collect sand and objects from nature on our trips.  This is an economical souvenir that we really enjoy searching for.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Nicki and Neena's Half-Day of School

Nicki and Neena spent the afternoon at our place.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Frosty Morning

It was a beautiful frosty morning today.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Another Monday Morning Walk

One of my favorite trees in the pasture.  I love the shape and the contrast of dark and light during the snowy winter months.

and heading back home again.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sewing on a Sunday

and today, I did a little sewing.  I haven't sat down to my sewing machine in "ages", except for the usual mending of items.  I really enjoyed creating this little basket.  I have visions for more in the future, so many different possibilities.  Different fabric choices, different sizes, different stitching, etc.  Pattern and directions can be found in the book Zakka Sewing. Can't wait to get back to my machine.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Saturday Stars

I was privileged to have time to work on a few craft items this weekend.  I worked on paper stars Saturday. I really enjoy "repurposing" items that we already have.  I make these stars from old Christmas cards. Directions can be found at

and of course, I had some excellent company :)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Laundry Day

Wish I was outside hanging clothes on the clothesline.  Almost warm enough for that today, 28 degrees.  Soon, very soon :)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Good Morning!

View through our Curly Willow that Art and Pat gave us when we built the house ten years ago.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A Winter's Walk in her New Boots

Cooper did great!  Her boots seemed to do the trick. She was able to stay outside and walk for an hour with me.  And it was two degrees this morning :)

Monday, January 11, 2010

New Winter Boots

Poor Cooper, she freezes solid when we bring her outside, so we bought her some new booties.

and of course, she didn't mind having them put on.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Wedding Photo Album

During our holiday visit to Wyoming, Ellie and I went through wedding photos. Today I spent some time sorting through those photos and put them in an album.

Saturday, January 9, 2010


Mom is having great difficulties with her back, so we spent the day searching Craig'slist for a lift chair.  We found a nearly new one in Woodbury.  Hopefully this will ease her pain, and she can get in and out of a chair by herself. This is a picture we took when we visited Mayo Clinic the day before Mom's Gamma Knife treatment on October 1, 2009.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Madison Socks

Last night I finished another pair of knitted socks.  I purchased the yarn while we were visiting DJ and Amy in Madison this past June.


Snowshoe Walk

After Isaac's text this morning that they had windchill temps of -59 and -37 was their actual temperature, I decided that -3 wasn't too cold for a walk :)