Friday, December 31, 2010

Another Year Older

But NOT deeper in debt......yippee! 

Another year older......

A wee bit wiser......I think?

Another year older......

A few pounds heavier......*sigh* Check the wiser status

Another year older......

Richer in know who you are!

Another year older......

Closer to eternity......He's coming soon!

Another year older......

I'm feelin it......hah!

Another year OVER......

Some days best forgotten.......some were just rotten!

Another year over......

Some days were great blessings! They outnumbered the rotten ones!

A NEW year beginning......

Bring it on......consider it a do-over if you must ;o)


Blessings, Mumsie

Monday, December 20, 2010

Wish You Were Here

                ~  I wish you were here to share the warmth~

~ To hear the softly crackling fire ~

~ To sense the peace of candlelight ~

                      ~  I really do...wish *YOU* were here ~

                                  Blessings,  Mumsie

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Have A Blessed *CHRISTmas*

It's *CHRISTmas* at the cottage. I wish each of you could come and sit by the warm fire and share a cup of cider or eggnog and we could chat and consider this wonderful and  glorious *season* we celebrate.  There is still much to do...but the usual frenzy is not present here at the cottage this year as we truly embrace a simpler attitude.  

I pray you find a sense of peace and joy that
overwhelms your heart and soothes the weary soul.

I hope you take time to laugh and enjoy family and friends

Focus on the moments that make memories

Dwell on the Reason for the season...
The birth of a Savior

May you and yours....  

Have the most Glorious and Blessed CHRISTmas!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Wintery Sunshine

~ Only 11 more days 'til CHRISTmas! ~ Today is a lovely day with bright  sunshine after many days of gray and gloomy skies.  I want to be outside with the *girls* but have things to accomplish and they are inside projects  ~*sigh*~

               The *girls* are enjoying the sunshine and the
                    grass found under the melting snow...
                     but not for long another wintery storm is coming!

    Working on CHRISTmas gifts has been keeping me steadily can find me most days sittin in my comfy chair with some sort of fiber and some needles in my hands, perhaps even watching an old CHRISTmas movie knitting away the hours.

Or perhaps stirring up something in the kitchen not all of it is particularly edible  such as today's batch of homemade laundry soap.

PINK ...isn't that pretty? Easy peasy recipe. Pink  Zote soap, borax, washing soda, baking soda.  A fun gift to share.  At least I think so!

With daytime at the cottage winding down and  the pleasant afternoon sun disappearing I knew it was time to stop and treat hubs and myself to a soothing cuppa tea  some pumpkin bread, too. 

Perhaps a short   winter's nap *yawn* is on the agenda, too!

Blessings, Mumsie


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Wee Bit 'O CHRISTmas

Not much time to read or take tea

I've been a wee bit busy this past week knitting, decorating and whimsical nonsense  and haven't meant to neglect ya'all. Today I should finish all the *greening* embellishment and then do all the cleaning, with the help of the hubby for sure  but here is a little peek at what's been happening at the cottage *workshop* Oh yeah!

I've been *embellishing* in layers it takes me a while to get in the groove, then I putter for days!  and then it stays up way into January.

I've been 'causing sparks to fly off those needles.. and they're wooden!
More projects and gifting to finish in the next couple of weeks. Yikes! 

So I really have been busy and I hope you don't feel too bad, 'cause that just won't do! Stay tuned for a CHRISTmas pictoral tour of the cottage soon.

'Til then....Blessings, Mumsie

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

*Winter* White Wednesday

I was planning to give the rest of the cottage it's CHRISTmas-y touches today I'm going for a vintage-y look this year with fresh greens and lots of creamy whites, gold, silver and glitter but I have a small but good  delay.  Hubs is recording his Christmas CD at the dining room table (it's a long story) so instead I'm working on some knitting   projects I'll share pics soon  for my totally home/hand-crafted gifting this year.  I took the vow and won't look back!   Plus I was able to get some pics of the wintery white outside rest assured, I KNOW I'm not a photographer but more of a person who documents with pictures .   I can't decorate as well as the Creator when it comes to outside winter snowscapes.

It's certainly beginning to look a lot like CHRISTmas
here at the cottage outside at least!

Blessings, Mumsie      

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Some Inspiration

Just before Thanksgiving well, probably more like the beginning of November when I'm snugglin in and preparing for the holiday season, I pull out two of my very favorite sources for  inspiration they get the juices flowin, 'cause sometimes I just feel all dried up! 

What helps to inspire you?

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Decorating the Tree

While it is the Lord who decorates the branches of the trees
                     outside the window with snow, thank you Lord!  

                     It is the *hubs* who decorates our 9 1/2 ft. tree
   every year.  Thank you dear hubs!   He really is better at it than I am,
(Can you hear the Christmas music in the background?)

patiently most of the time ;o)  affixing our *hundreds* yes, I said hundreds  of ornaments and sparkly things.  Oops...make that hundreds minus one.  It's okay hon, it was an accident.  Love ya anyway!  Oh, and don't worry, he'll straighten the crooked tree topper. Right dear?  

Blessings, Mumsie

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Snow Woes

I think this might be one of those winters where *the girls* look back and say amongst themselves,  "why, we remember all that snow we had over  Thanksgiving weekend, from then on we were cooped up the whole blasted winter!

I think they are already looking forward to spring.  I'll break it to them gently.

          Blessings to you! Mumsie xoxo