Monday, January 9, 2017

Simple Woman's Daybook

For today.....  Monday, January 9, 2017

Looking out my window..... I see snow everywhere, it's laying about like a soft blanket on the ground, and floating lazily off the tree branches.

I am thinking..... That winter days spent reading, and writing, and sipping cups of tea are the very best.

I am thankful.....  For home, and warmth, and happiness.

One of my favorite things..... The blogging planner that my Mum made for the both of us, it has helped me a lot in the past week.

I am wearing..... A soft black skirt sprigged with blue flowers and olive green branches, and a navy blue shirt.

I am creating..... A U.S.A. lap quilt, it is a project that I love, even more so because the states are all stitched in various shades of purple, which is my favorite color.

I am reading..... Anne of Avonlea, I don't care how many times I've read the series, they always delight me.

I am hoping..... To finish my lap quilt sometime next month if not by the end of this month.

I am learning..... To applique, my Mum is teaching Diane and I the art of appliqueing. We are appliqueing all of the states onto our lap quilts and I can hardly wait to have them finished.

In the kitchen..... Mum is cutting and ironing more states out of fabric for us girls to sew onto our quilts, it takes a long time to iron them and cut them into the correct shapes so I am really grateful for my Mum's patience with it all.

Picture thought.....  Though it is already several weeks after Christmas I just had to share the picture of our mini gingerbread houses. They were heaps of fun to make and Diane, Sean, and I all agree that they will be one of our new traditions.


  1. I love reading your posts, as your words are so descriptive that I can see the images in my mind. Thank you for sharing and writing from the heart.

  2. Those gingerbread houses are adorable! That will be a fun tradition to carry on every year.


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