At the Beach in January

Pebble Beach

Willa and Arianell headed to the beach…

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Knitting Warm Things

Grey Fisherman’s hat

Rose has been advising…

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Handwoven Coverlet

Squares

Our friend “up the hill” dropped off four handwoven squares for me to make a blanket for the Hittys…

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Snowdrops and Aconite

Almanac

After days of pelting rain, Henrietta saw that the weather forecast was for mild and pleasant weather …

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Pink and yellow in the garden

Shawl

Willa helped wrap Gilly in her little shawl…

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Scrap Happy – Some Uses for Cardboard

Gingerbread House support

January 2020 has been quiet and sluggish, but we have developed a weekly pizza porch party tradition with our granddaughter and family, and have kept it up for the last year! The greasy side of a pizza box is not a very useful raw material so it gets rolled up and used for kindling.  The top of the box could go into the municipal recycling, but we have found a few uses for cardboard scraps including laminated foil-wrapped cardboard bases for our gingerbread houses…

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Happy Ninth Birthday Girl Dear

Fancy Dinner

Hittys Henrietta, Rose, Arianell, Willa and Perdita went out to celebrate a special meal while Esmeralda held up the chandelier and Lady Frances did a stint of babysitting…

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Tidying the Raspberry Patch

Sunny moment

We have been having Very strange weather these days…but during a sunny interlude Henrietta and I went out to the raspberry patch…

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