'round home.....

~Knitting dishcloths~

We are still surround by fluffy whiteness, here in Wesleytown. The wind is howling and it is a slushy rain/sleet that is coming down.
Stan Lee has a new job, start this week, on the farm over the hill. He is enjoying it and working away hard.
It is strange having all the fellas ( all but Nicholai ), off and away during the day.

Homemade bread-sticks, made with The Best Bread Ever recipe.

We had them for dinner last night, with chicken stew. It was the perfect cold winter night supper.

Letting it rise by the wood stove.

Julia's mirror art.
"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." 
Edgar Degas

"Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. "

One of my favorite sounds is Julia, playing away on the piano....

"Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter: therefore, ye soft pipes, play on."

~John Keats

Stacks of good books.

"In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them." 

~Mark Twain


I spent this winter afternoon, re-arranging my book shelves, and going through sewing projects that are half finished, and in desperate need of finishing. 
I am shocked at how many I have that need hemming, buttons etc.... maybe I need to do a bit more less knitting and more sewing!

In the kitchen there is chicken stock simmering away.

Dinner is cooking, the last of our pork ( two roasts) , with potatoes and onions- it is making the best of smells through out the house!
"The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook." 
Julia Child

"After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relatives." 
Oscar Wild

"What I say is that, if a man really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow." 


  1. It doesn't get any better than seeing you and your mother with a new post in the same day. I just love reading what you post, too. :)

    I think I may have told you that I brought my oldest granddaughter (who turns nine today) to your blog when I was visiting to inspire her.

  2. i love all the quotes and pictures. and i can't wait to try the bread recipe... definitely will tomorrow. thank you.

  3. Love the quotes and Scriptures! The Julia Childs one cracked me up! :)

    I'm glad that I'm not the only one with unfinished sewing projects...only mine happen to be quilt projects. *blush & oops*
    I can't sew clothing *yet* but love to do simple quilts!

    Oh and the breadsticks look lovely! I will have to try them!!!

  4. I enjoy your pictures, your quotes, and inspiration. I too am working on unfinished projects while the white stuff prevents me from being outside.

  5. Those bread sticks look delicious, Rosie.
    I also have many things that need finishing and a pair of socks that need darning. A bit hot here today for that.

    Blessings Gail

  6. You have a way of making people see lovely things, therefore, you are an artist!

  7. This was a delightful glimpse into your day. I can almost see and touch, taste and smell all the good things being produced and enjoyed 'round about your home. So glad you shared. I'm inspired in the breadstick direction now...

  8. Dear Rosie,
    I am enjoying reading your blog. Love all the photo's. It seems strange that you have snow and cold weather whilst hear in Australia we are sweltering through a heat wave.
    God Bless.


  9. Oh I agree...you and your mother posted the same day! What a treat! Love your inviting pictures, Rosie. Stay warm!

  10. I would have to agree with finishing sewing projects but the knitting is socks! Weaving and crocheting going on too.

    I can smell all the goodness from your words.



  11. I'm so thankful that I'm not the only one with a sewing table piled high with unfinished projects. I have a couple of skirts to fix, a quilt to finish and doll clothes that are awaiting putting together. Thank you for sharing your day.

  12. I missed this post somehow. I found it today, coming back to find the bread recipe!

    Dough now rising, waiting to be made into yummy loaves of bread! Delightful!

    I am wondering how Nicholai is adjusting to being the only man around? All the children must miss Stan Lee so much - he being the ringleader of fun times....

    Thanks again for sharing the bread recipe...



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