Wednesday, February 28, 2018

waiting for Springtime












It's a warm, blustery, 60 degrees F, on this last day of February. On our walk I noticed a dandelion in bloom and, in my garden, the tulips are starting to push up out of the soil.  The bud's are swelling on the lilac bushes, and we heard the very first Canadian geese fly overhead last week.  There is also a winter storm watch for this weekend!

Life is returning to normal after our recent trip to visit family in Florida.  The sunshine and 80 degree temps revived our winter-weary spirits.  We boated, walked and had a picnic lunch on Peanut Island, did some sightseeing, and walked along the ocean sand.  Home again, I have been sewing some new bags for the shop and am determined to get going on my Spring cleaning.  I also have plenty of trim and door painting left to do as it slowly gets installed. 

I hope that you all are enjoying the promise of Spring (or already in the midst of Springtime)  and that everything is well with you.  If you would like to leave a comment I would love to hear how you have been and what you may be working on of late!

Deb

13 comments:

  1. Welcome Back!!!! Oh, how I have missed your blog posts. I do keep up on Instagram, but it's just not the same. Just stopped over to your shop and snagged the larger black/white zipper pouch. Love it. Enjoy your day, we have pretty good weather as well for past 2 days. ~ Mary Lea

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    1. Thank you Mary Lea; I do miss the blog, and you are right that Instagram is just not the same.
      Thank you also for purchasing the pouch!--I do appreciate it. Deb

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  2. As always I enjoyed your post. It is much the same here in west-central Illinois. Today it topped at 58 and I was able to enjoy a 6 mile bike ride. It's the fourth one I have been able to take in February! 😍 However, I doubt that we are done with the snow. I am the follower who DM you on IG asking for the pattern of the lovely
    afghan you made your daughter. I'm happy to say I am 4/5ths of the way through my first one. I have enjoyed this large cable pattern so much. I am hoping to make one or two more for Christmas. Let's pray Spring really does descend on us and continues to be kind to our plants! Thanks for sharing your home and knowledge. Much appreciated. Sue B

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    1. Thank you Sue for your comment :) How fabulous that you have been out bike riding already! So glad you are enjoying that afghan pattern--the finished blanket is a favorite of mine, and my daughter loves hers as well.
      So glad you stopped by....Deb

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  3. Still in the midst of winter here in the north. I am really hoping spring arrives soon. Glad to see a post from you again.

    God bless.

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    1. Good to hear from you Jackie, and I hope your wrist is doing better!

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  4. Deb, I enjoyed your pics and the little update. Your home is looking so beautiful. What color is your trim? I love it. It's still wintry up north for us. Still over a foot of snow on the ground, but it is warming up. We are almost done lambing and will start calving next (one on the ground so far). It's good to "see" you! ~Jody

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    1. Thanks Jody, the trim color is Jute by Benjamin Moore.
      I hope you see some warmer weather soon--I love the pictures of your baby lambs!
      Thanks for your visit.

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  5. Hi Deb! I am knitting a sweater for moi! It's an adventure, but it's coming along nicely. The merino/alpaca blend keeps me going. We are expecting a storm today after two days of glorious weather. All the best to you.

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    1. Hi Lisa! We are expecting that storm as well--perfect weather for knitting, right? Best wishes with your sweater.

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  6. Thank you for sharing more lovely corners of your home; the deer head kind of surprised me as I was scrolling down!! So glad that you had a chance to get away and visit family in Florida. We'll have to check out the Peanut Island next time we're in Palm Beach. I've been learning to make my own jewelry, earrings in particular, pretty easy to do.

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    1. Thanks Melissa! The mounted deer head actually belongs to my son--he needed us to keep it for a time as he was moving, so I just hung it up.
      Making earrings is fun isn't it; I made myself several pairs some years ago and now it's rare that I buy any.

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  7. As usual, your post has the nicest pictures and I always love your sewing. Glad you got to get away on a nice vacation! Andrea

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Thank you for taking time to leave a comment--I love reading each and every one! I will try to answer any questions you have in the comment section. Due to the amount of spam, I am sadly no longer able to accept Anonymous comments....Kindly, Deb

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