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I'm a lover of vintage times and simple elegance of another era. I'm waiting a while for my special little farmhouse. While I'm waiting, I'm making good use of my time creating lovlies with my crochet hook n thread or yarn, and baking and cooking from scratch for my family.

The Guardian Angel

Take your needle my child and
work at your pattern it will come out a
rose by and by. Life is like
stitch at a time taken patiently.

~Oliver Wendell Holmes 1867~

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Crochet Christmas Tree

Putting out a few decorations little by little, and I take them down the same way to keep it simple. It's always way more fun to put them up. Each year I am a little more selective about what I put up, something vintage always from Christmas gone by....This little tree I crocheted always goes up, and in the window in the kitchen to cheer us.  The yarn is white with varigated red and green thrown in for good measure. 

Saturday, December 2, 2017

The Christmas Rose Revisited

Hello and Greetings !,

It is a quiet day at my homestead today, my youngest and his Dad are camping with the Boy Scouts for the weekend. My oldest held up in his room with the video game thing, so it will be quiet. I'm not leaving the house at all today, moving about smartly and getting some things done, and remembering to take some me time, I'll move the hook.
I've got some fresh yeast from Amish Country, and bread which looks like it will rise and soon be filling the hearth with wonderful goodness. I buy the yeast in bulk, store it in the freezer. Coffee is in my cup, and I'll sit a wee bit with you and visit.
I had considered many times closing down this blog, readership is not what it had been, and it would seem those who I became pen pals with have moved on to other things. I kept the old place up in the hopes of maybe returning one day, when the "big box" place got boring. It didn't take long. There is something uniquely different about having your own blog, and investing your precious time to share your creativity, in the way in which you choose. Not just commenting and moving on.
It's Christmas time, and either last year or the year before I purchased a Christmas Rose, it is a type of Pointsetta. I over wintered it, and read up on how to get it to rebloom for Christmas. After the holidays last year she bloomed out and I cut her back, and then she got two more cuttings during the summer months, and October 1st I began to place Ophelia, yes I am one of those people who name things, anyway....everynight it was off to the dark closet for a few hours (14) of shut eye. October passed, than November, and low and behold....see the photo below. There 4 stems that have something in progress, I don't know if it will be in full bloom for Christmas, but I'll be grateful if it blooms at all. The picture that has the red flower bract was the first one to pop out. 

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Until next time.......

Thursday, October 12, 2017