February 2018

5 posts

Old quilts are a treasure. To see the beautiful fabrics, patterns and handwork is a gift. Unfortunately, not everyone sees quilts as the work of art that they are. Too many times I have found, and been told about quilts that were relegated to a trunk, or even more heartbreakingly, stacked up in a box …
I remember back when my mom and several ladies would gather together in the morning to sit, drink coffee, and ‘visit’, (not one of them would admit to Gossip). However, it was funny how they hustled their children off to school, pushing us out the door before getting dressed and hotfooting it down the street. …
Our crazy weather has its benefits. One day, we wake to white pastures and freezing temperatures. Within a day or two, it’s in the mid to upper 70’s and we have to use a knife to get out of bed, just to cut through the humidity. It’s on those warm days that I itch to …
Country + farm + COLD weather = Mice. I get the equation. It is just one of those things you have to live with when you are surrounded by woods, pasture, barns, barns filled with feed, and all the other places mice like to reside. And when it gets cold, it’s no problem for them. …
Here in the South, snow is a novelty. So when those white flakes start falling, we all rush outside and ooh and awe at how beautiful it is. Some of us brave the temperatures and make snowmen that just might measure 8 inches tall, if we are lucky. Some grab their camera to make visual …
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