Sunday, February 7, 2021

What's new?


Unfortunately this is the only amaryllis to bloom this year but it is pretty.

What's new? Not much honestly.  Just putting one foot in front of the other and getting through the days until Spring. It's been bitter cold here. 

The wool blankets have come out.

If we choose a sunny day and go out back in the woods where there is less wind it's not too bad. Everyone needs to shake off the dust sometimes. 

I think this picture is really funny.

We've been reading.

I finished The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry yesterday.  It had been awhile since it was put down so it was started at the beginning and read through in about 3 days. I did not guess the big plot twist and so ended up crying twice. It was a really enjoyable story.  The next book up is the collection of short stories on the right. If anyone would like to join me on Goodreads my name there is Cottontailfarm. It's a fun way to keep track of books to read and get recommendations. 

And we've been crafting  daily of course. 

I hauled out this project started last spring and have been slowly stitching along at night.  Boy am I having trouble seeing. I thought it was poor lighting and so did some sewing this afternoon.  Nope, it's just poor eyesight.  Readers help a little. 

This is just something small that was fun to do. It's one of Baby P's formula containers covered with scrapbooking paper and washi tape. I wanted someplace nice to store seeds. 

Lots of Postcrossing,  I've been tinkering with the wax seal kit my husband got me for Christmas. 

The white on this egg is pretty. Two of our remaining hens have started laying. Unfortunately due to the bitter cold the eggs are freezing and cracking most days before I can get to them. The geese look like they'll be laying soon too. 

I'm really trying to get my weight down. The husband and I have cut out alchohol and I've been drinking all my coffee black. It's as miserable as it sounds but I am down 4 lbs over the last week. 


  1. The colours/composition of your stitching project are beautiful! Don't start on weight...:-( For the first time in years we have a real winter in the Netherlands (snow and hard freeze) and the appropiate food in times of Cold an Corona is NOT weight friendly

    1. Oh yes, winter food plus stress snacking is not a good combination. We really are all in this together. :)

  2. Well done on your weight loss, it's not easy, we both put pounds on over December and January, so it's time to start losing again. I loved the book The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, I too could not put it down. Very cold here this morning, it is snowing first we have had in 2 years, just fine dusting for now.

    1. Thank you for talking about the book on your blog. I wonder if you guessed the ending?