I really want to write up the tutorial for a blanket I created "the Rainbow Trellis," but I just haven't gotten to it yet.
Here are a few snapshots from the past few weeks....
Had breakfast out (him, chocolate chip pancakes - me, food with much smaller sugar content!) with #4 child before taking him back to college.
Madeline owns two houses that are right on the Gettysburg battlefield. The homes are on opposite sides of the field. We left her house just before dusk to take a stroll through the National park. We basically just had to step outside her door and were right on the park's property - so cool.
The sun was setting just as we left the house and we had the most amazing light show. I only had my iphone camera, but I think you can get the feel of the beautiful scene and gorgeous light as the sun took its plunge behind the horizon.
We've also had a stray cat living on and around our porch since this summer. Until this winter, I basically greeted and petted him and provided him a little bed on the porch chair, but when the temperatures dropped very low, I let him in a few times and I've bought him food. He comes every morning for food, sometimes coming in, sometimes not. He follows us all around the neighborhood when we take the dog for a walk - he's just 10 feet behind. We've named him Milkshake.
We think he'd like to call our home his own. What does it look like to you?
Speaking of snow - the first of the flakes started falling again this morning. It's supposed to continue through tomorrow. Our forecast where I live is currently 12 - 24 inches. It's supposed to be 30 inches a few hours north of us in NY. It looks like all my kids will get snow too - but a more manageable 3-5 inches for most of them. I've got all my shovels lined up on the porch, hubby has the firewood piled high, we've done a little grocery run and there are plenty of indoor projects for when we get stuck inside.
Until then, I'll walk the dog and enjoy the limited light that comes through the windows between bouts of snowy clouds to light the tulips by the window.
Oh yeah, and the cozy stripe got it's last row of stitches this morning - a bit of a border left and then I'll do a reveal.
Keep checking back for the Rainbow Trellis blanket pattern - it just might happen soon!