Today I thought it would interesting to show you some pics of what the homestead looked like BEFORE painting and removing the front screen and also in a deep snow here on Fox mountain.
What a flashback! My daughter had never seen so much snow at one time at her early age of 13.
This is before I paid to put a red tin roof on with new sub wood layer because it was leaking upstairs. The color of the house was a blue stain on the wood. I had it painted of course after the roof went on .
And before that the screen was torn down to reveal a nice front porch. Alot of work done on and in this homestead over the 11 years.
Woke up this morning with frozen ground after a nice sheen of water. Still have more sleet/frozen rain to go today with temps below freezing. Tomorrow this should clear up.
It's cloudy and almost looks like snow clouds instead and that's one thing in the North Ga. mountains, you just never really know how much ice and when.
Abbie is curled up beside me. Our Buck wood stove has been going now 48 hours straight. Woke up to some good hot coals yesterday morning and this morning and I've been keeping it going which is saving tremendously on gas and electric bills. It's been a consistent 76 degrees in here when it's below freezing outside. Can't beat that!
Last night I picked up a few stitches on a scarf I'm making, still in garter stitch in a grassy green. Then, watching the weather on TV, PBS said Downton Abbey was coming on at 9pm, so I saddled up my sampler and worked on it a bit more watching the repeat episode. I can't wait for the new one on Sunday night!!! Mr. Darcy and me both, LOVE this series.
I hope where you are is keeping you warm and especially your hearts so that love can freely flow.
a sneak peak
Manor Red, Antique Rose and Milady's Teal, and Gold Leaf so far........
the knitted project with my Kindle is here.
I will be hand stitching in this pocket I sewed on the machine.
and when I hand stitch the lining in , THEN I have to make a flower from this fabbie and put where you see the rolled up extra.
My kindle cozy will be all ready for some kind of closure on it
I''m still loving my glass needles. XXX my fingers they last a leeeeetle bit longer.
This is a nice grassy green that could easily be a scarf into Spring, I'm thinking with pinks.
So this is what is going on at the spot of the map called Sautee, GA.
My stitching, knitting, lap-hugging, and writing buddy is here for me. She drags her blanket to me to wrap her at night.
I would say she is spoiled but I think it's beyond that now.
She pulls out her stained potty paper in her pee pan when it's full, and looks at me to replace it.
I guess this is a bed n breakfast for her now. She is quite enjoying the stay.
Dinner last night here:
skillet oven-baked corn bread
dessert--- chocolate cream pie
This sampler will be for sale AFTER I finish stitching the model........yes, I will hurry.
I feel like I birthed a baby by the time I got through with this, but it was well worth it.
Till later stay warm and cozy,