winter activities in progress

Sometimes it feels like I have too many interests. Too many books to read. Too many projects. But on a snowy afternoon like this, I love having all these little odds and ends to choose from: The green scarf is for Ethan. It's my "sampler" scarf that Tammy at my work is helping me with.…

well look at this, we’re cooking.

Monday night: Pork and mushroom Marsala over fettuccine Tuesday night: midwinter minestrone Ethan and I are cooking up a storm! We've tried a few recipes, and (much to my surprise) they've all turned out good (great even!) And, more importantly, we are cooking together. This means that I do not have to pound out meat…

“the lost arts”

Yay yay yay! I went to mom's tonight and she gave me an antique embroidery set for me to learn and practice on. It actually belonged to Vandy's grandmother. I have been wanting to do embroidery for so long! Mother is very talented in so many various things; she taught me a few different stitches…

sick day antiquing

After attempting service with Ethan, but failing due to coughing fits, we decided to poke into some local antique and consignment (treasure!) shops. It's such fun hunting around for things. I ended up with the wooden vase and the book on embroidery in the bottom picture. One of these days I'm going to try to…