As you can see on this last image, there was rain. By tomorrow, when the sun comes out, we hope there will be many, many more daffodils in bloom.
This is an extremely warm February for us. We seem to be weeks ahead of the warm Spring weather so we hope we don't have a very cold spell to ruin the flowers that are convinced it is time to make an appearance.
Last night we has a crock pot dinner with "the other white meat."
My Honey and I were strolling through Sam's Club this week and found a tremendous sale on pork roast. The only catch was that you had to buy at least 25 pounds of it at a time.
We did just that and split the package when we got home into six pieces. We froze five of them and prepared the sixth yesterday. I put the piece just the right size for two servings into the crock pot with onions, carrots, and potatoes.
Of course, I also prepared a batch of fresh bread.
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.
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!
I took this image of my current project with my cell phone. I love the cameras in the phones these days. I remember the first digital cameras, how heavy they were, how poor the quality of the images were, how hard they were to download, how few pictures they held.... Life is good!
This project is a babyghan (baby blanket) that will also include a matching doll.
In the spirit of Dory I, "just keep crocheting, just keep crocheting...." OK, sometimes it's, "just keep knitting, just keep knitting...."
I attended the annual meeting of our dog club this week and watched my daughter deliver the Annual Financial Presentation to the membership. Catherine has been the Treasurer of the club for several years.
It's fun to be home where I can attend these events. :)
We have a fabulous dog club with volunteers who make it all possible.
This sweet little Yellow Labrador Retriever is made of very fragrant soap. Catherine received it as a gift at Christmas and we've enjoyed it ever since on the window sill of the bathroom adjacent to our recreation room. The pup fits very nicely in our little snowman dish.
Be sure to scroll all the way down to see the new wood items and some patterns, too.
We'll kick off this month's Needlework and Wood Update with Royal Purple.
The sweater above, the hats, boot cuffs and headband that follow are all parts of a set that was a custom order.
This is a child size soft wool hat and scarf set.
Two infant hats also are new in the shop.
Tissue toppers have been popular recently so I made a few more to restock.
I also made some more Luggage Identifiers to restock the shop.
And, new for Spring are these bird houses. Be sure to be ready for tenants for Spring nesting.
This style is a favorite for blue birds and other small birds. They are made of cypress wood, perfect for outside use.
If you'd like to build your own bird house, we have published the plans that Kjell has written for the bird house. The plans are available in the shop, EvensensProductions.com, as a digital download file.
This Gatsby Style pen in Bethlehem Olive Tree Wood is available in the shop.
Four more of these pens were a custom order that has already been shipped to Norway.
And, finally, I've been going through my extensive library that I've collected over the past 50 years. I have some books of patterns that I no longer use so am making them available very reasonably in our shop for whomever might be interested in them.
I've also included this very complete DIY book.
So, that's what we've been doing this month and what is new in the shop.
We invite you to come over and see what's new in the shop here: