'Stay, stay at home and rest. Homekeeping hearts are happiest.' ~ Author Unknown.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

~Whatcha' Working on Wednesday?!~


I know it is really Thursday morning here in Idaho, but yesterday I worked on my colonial brown sugar cones, and they are currently drying, so there will be a photo of them all wrapped up and pretty next post. I did work on my punch needle project, and it is soooo close to being done. I need to divide my time between three things today - my quilting studio, putting another coat of paint on our spare bedroom, and this punch needle, in that order.

This morning it is raining and very windy, something that doesn't happen too often here - storm. I love rain, and like snow even more, but since it is 7:15am and already in the low 40's, I guess rain is second best. I love the coziness of home when it is storming outside. Just images of curling up by our fireplace with either a stitching project or a good book just reaks of comfort! I am in the middle of a 9 book historical fiction series about the revolutionary war and life in the colonial days of early America called 'Prelude to Glory' by Ron Carter. Like I said, there are nine in this series, and there are only five pictured here, but one I had to borrow and the others I can't find yet. This series was only published in the late 90's - early 2000's, but one of the books is over $200! That will be one I borrow! They are out of print and are very hard to find. Anyway, they describe early American life very well. I am only on the third book! Ha, but I love them.

What are you doing today? Are you doing some creating, rearranging, or beautifying? Whatever it is, enjoy it - tonight we are having lasagna soup for dinner with some "homemade" rolls, perfect for a rainy day. Thanks, Cousin Aud, for this timeless recipe!

Enjoy the moment and blessings on your day!

Shanda

4 comments:

Janene said...

Those books look facinating! I wonder why the one is so very expensive!
Your punch project looks amazing! What are you going to do with it?
I love it when it storms too...weather it be rain or snow! I too think the house takes on such a cozy feeling!

Janene said...

I just received your comment and your inquirery on my post!
Contact me at momoffive35@yahoo.com and I can go over the details with you.
It is easy and fun!
I'm so glad to have you aboard!

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

What a wonderful NP design! I love it. Do you mind sharing the artist or source? And I am writing down the name of the book series. I am always looking for a good read!

colonialhomekeepings said...

Hi Linda ~ Thanks for your comments - The NP design is from 'With Thy Needle and Thread' which I patronize ALOT. This is about the 6th NP I have done and love working with my hands in the evenings.

Have a great weekend and I am off to the quilt store. Tonight is 'Work and Shop', something that my local quilt store holds once a month. Quilting until midnight! Is that a dream or what!!!!