Walk with Him Wednesdays

Monday, February 28, 2011

A Day with the Promise of Tornados

The whole area I live in has been preparing for severe weather for a couple of days.  The local weather man is on with their "wall to wall" coverage.  They start this as soon as there is a tornado warning in the viewing area.  They have been on about an hour.  What do I do with the promise of tornados?  Drink my coffee on the front porch, of course.  I love the breezes that come with thunderstorms!  I love the rain, the way it sounds, they way it smells!  I keep windows open as long as possible, makes the whole house smell fresh!  And of course, my wind chimes sound beautiful!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Happy February Rudolph Day!

Another Rudolph Day has come for us to enjoy!  A pumpkin pie is in the oven, Christmas music playing in the background, and I am working on ornaments for my children and grandchildren.  I did this ornament thing the first year I celebrated Rudolph Day.  I presented my one child who was actually out of the house with a box of 10 ornaments.  The other three children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews will have to wait until they have homes of their own.  However, since they have to wait, their boxes will have so much more!  I have been wanting to make these cute patchwork ornaments for a while, today is the day!  The instructions can be found in "Country Woman Christmas 2003"
on page 68

Aren't they adorable?!?!
This is the beginning of one of my versions
and this is the other

I hope y'all have a wonderful Rudolph Day!  Take time today to remember all those warm, fuzzy feelings that usually only happen in December!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day

Such a lovely day today!  Sun is shining, it's warm enough to open all the windows.  I enjoy days like this, I can hang out on the porch, listening to the chimes my mother bought me years ago.  We all have/had them, Gram Gram, Mother, and me.  They are the sounds of our past. I especially liked Gram Gram's chimes made of obsidion needles.  Not much noise, but memories of camping at Lassen Creek take me back to my childhood.  I was 7 in the picture above. I took my kids to Lassen back in 1999, not much had changed.  I was glad!