Sunday, December 25, 2016

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Baby, It's Cold Outside

The thermometer tells me it's -2F (-18 C) and this does not make me happy. I did managed to get money together to feed the birds this year, unlike last year with lots of doctor appointments and inevitable co-pays.

I took some pictures yesterday because a melanistic squirrel had come to dine. He's on the left and a regular grey squirrel is on the right.

There was also the tiniest goldfinch I'd ever seen on the finch feeder.

Today there's a dusting of snow covering the ice from yesterday afternoon, and steam is rising from my heated birdbath.

These days FuzzyHusband is much less fuzzy, at least when it comes to his head. I happened to pick up a crochet magazine whilst getting supplies before the ice hit on Friday and found a handsome hat pattern that called for a yarn I had stashed. And more luck, I already owned the correct hook size!

So I came home, put all the groceries away, filled bird feeders, and bided my time until I had to pick himself up from work. What I should've done was triple check that the hook was where it belonged. You can see where this is going, can't you?

Himself gets a ride home from a coworker who was coming into town to see a movie. He makes eggnog and I decide a jot of rum in my chai would be nice and warming. THEN I decide to look for my hook. And its missing.

So before he could enjoy his freshly made drink, FH puts shoes back on and drives me to buy a new hook. What we didn't know is the ice storm had started. He almost turned us around. But he's happy that he didn't.

Now I must brave the weather and the streets to go check on a friend's bunny. I'd been watching him all week and couldn't go over yesterday. I did give him lot of extra food on Friday just in case I was trapped yesterday. Happily a neighbor (who is unfamiliar with rabbit car) checked on him yesterday and he was fine. Don't let the cute face fool you. He's gnawing on my boot in this picture!

Once I'm home there is a long list of chores that needs doing. That's what I get for doing nothing yesterday but dishes and crochet. See you next week and stay warm!

Bonus picture of Pixel because she was just too cute not to share!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Intricate Beauty and Where to Find It

Several months ago I had the pleasure of watching an artist stream on Her name is Brit and she works in paper. 

Many of her creations are intricate, stacked layers of paper that come together to create pictures using shadows, light, and texture. As you can imagine, those pieces are worth every penny that she charges for them! 

However, during a particular stream over the summer, she made some single layer cuts and placed water colored card behind them. FuzzyHusband remarked on one in particular and it became my mission to purchase it for his birthday.

I was successful, but didn't get to a framer in time to gift it on his actual birthday. But I picked it up this afternoon. And I couldn't be more pleased. FuzzyHusband is smitten with it. 

For anyone who would like to see more of Brit's creations you can find her on Instagram, Facebook, and Etsy. Just poke the names and you'll be transported to the respective pages. You will be so glad you did.

See you next weekend!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

FuzzyHusband and I went tree hunting on Saturday. Came home with this lovely one. 

It's snowing currently and we're getting ready to go to a high school choir concert. Hopefully we'll get to decorate later tonight.

I need to go take Mercedes out to play in the snow now. She's giving me the most pathetic looks ever.

See you next weekend!