quilting and dinner with clare

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Here are some scenes from the last creativity evening with my friend Clare. I decided on the pattern I want to use for my wooly quilt and started cutting the pieces out on Tuesday. Very excited about this project! This weekend I’ll be felting a bunch of wool sweaters and making some felted mittens and purses.

Snow is falling softly in the Mississippi river valley, and it’s got me thinking about all the things that make me grateful for this season. Crusty Dutch oven bread with melty butter, yarn in all colors, thicknesses and textures, fireside suppers with Jeff and Grace, walks in the snow and returning home and warming up with soup, talented friends that share their knowledge with me, kitties, conversations in cafes and tearooms with people I love, feather beds, old movies with settings that make me feel like doing domestic things, beautiful music, goosedown comforters and pillows, antique gardening books, soft flannel sheets, earthenware mugs full of warm Assam tea with milk and wildflower honey…and, of course, the promise of Spring.

Today I’m busy working on the tea book and cooking tea treats for a special lunch. Looking forward to going out to a romantic dinner with the hubby tonight while Gracie goes to a school dance.

What are you up today? What are your favorite things about winter?


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  4 comments for “quilting and dinner with clare

  1. February 24, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    awesome post – love all of it! just wish we had some snow here. as much as i like the mellow TX winter, i miss the feeling of a real winter! i could use it to help me with my latest homespun/flannel quilt!

    • Melissa
      February 24, 2012 at 6:24 pm

      please post a picture of your quilt on my ChinDeep page when it’s done Maria 🙂

  2. Pamela
    February 26, 2012 at 11:42 am

    A great piece of writing. . . snippets of winter in MN that I identify with. . . you are living an artful, creative life!

    • Melissa
      February 26, 2012 at 12:00 pm

      Hello Pamela 🙂 Thanks for your sweet words and for taking the time to visit my little corner of the internet. xo

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