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Monday, February 20, 2017

A Bed of Crocus

Good morning,

I took today's images late in the afternoon as the sun was low and casting beautiful shadows in the bed of crocus in our front garden.  Even more crocus have bloomed now.
This patch of crocus was planted so many years ago...
...and still bring smiles every Spring as they push through the Fall leaves still providing a warm ground cover for the garden.

All the best,
Lois

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Babyghan (Baby Blanket) and Doll Update - Yay for Baby Girls

Good morning,

Earlier this month I posted an image of a baby blanket similar to the one above that was in production.  I had just sold the last similar set we had in our shop and was asked to make another.  The second sold the day it was listed so I've made still another to restock the shop.

The newest shown above is listed for sale here.  Yay for Baby Girls!!

We haven't forgotten baby boys, either.  We have a similar blanket with turtle toy in aqua blue here.

Thank you, everyone, for your support of our little on-line shop.   Retirement is good!  We are doing what we love to do.  We also sincerely appreciate your "likes" and "shares" on our Facebook posts.  Those "likes" and "shares" raise the shop's Facebook Page and posts higher in the search engines.  Thank you!

;),
Lois

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

New Color for Spring - On the Needles Now

Good morning,


The new Spring colors are brilliant blues and greens.  How perfect!  I love working with those colors and wearing them.  I took this image of the project on my knitting needles now. 

This is a bright medium blue (one of the new spring colors!) Cables Lace and Columns Sweater, unisex size 32-34 inch chest. This one will be available in the shop as soon as I get it finished.

Let me know if you want to reserve this one or custom order a sweater in your size.

Are you creating for Spring now? 

All the best,
Lois

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Valentine Breakfast

Good morning,

My Honey made a breakfast full of heart this week.  He said he and Wendy spent a lot of time in the kitchen working on this.  Wendy helped him eat the parts that didn't come out just quite right.  ;)
There was great talent in making the eggs!  He took a sausage, slit it down the middle, shaped it into a heart, used a wood stick to secure it at the point, then fried an egg inside. 

Wow!  Very pretty and delicious, too!

;),
Lois

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Valentine Roses

Good morning,

We are enjoying these roses all week.  My Honey gave them to me for Valentine's Day.

I like to take pictures of pretty flowers so that they can be enjoyed long after they have gone.  They live forever in my computer files.  ;)

Thank you, Sweetie,
Lois

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Fish and Shrimp Casserole

Good morning,

My Honey has been doing all kinds of sweet things this Valentine week.

Above is a Fish and Shrimp Casserole that he made for dinner this week.  It was delicious.

But, don't ask me for the details about how he made it.  He isn't telling me so I can't tell you.  I think it was an "original" creation.  Yum!

;),
Lois

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

Good morning,

Happy Valentine's Day!  I hope you are able to enjoy it with those you love. 

The Tulip Magnolias are getting ready to bloom.  We generally see them about Easter after watching these buds ripen for weeks.

I'm so enjoying the daily trip through the garden.  Each day there are more and more signs of Spring.

Lois