Tomorrows holiday inspired me to take some snaps of any hearts I could find. I guess "Home is Where the Heart Is"! So many of the hearts that I found are embedded in homemade things from friends and family making them all the more special. Not sure what we are going to do to celebrate the holiday as a big snowstorm is supposedly bearing down on our region and expected to begin any minute. We are thinking that an outing on Saturday of some sort with a nice meal and maybe a little shopping or a movie will do. I say supposedly to the snowstorm because unlike much of the country, we have really not had a lot of snow as of yet. Plenty of winter, but not a lot of snow. Presently I would say we have about 6 inches or so and that arrived just a week or so ago. Uncharacteristic for Vermont, but it seems uncharacteristic is more and more becoming the norm. Our son is living in Myrtle Beach, SC and recently they experienced a complete shutdown due to snow and ice! Rare for them. Without all of the equipment, manpower and know how to deal with such weather, things just shut down! Being the good old fashioned Vermonter that he is, he could not believe he was told not to go in to work for three days!
So February has hit me with a vengeance this year. Until recently, winter just never really bothered me. Don't get me wrong, not a fan of anything north of zero degrees, but otherwise I have always liked winter. Love the wood stove cranking, snow on the ground, and even early darkness! But...I have noticed a change, my hankering for Spring comes earlier and earlier every year and I am hankering, big time. I am very thankful however that everyday I wake up, I just have to walk the few steps to my craftroom/job and do not have to put on the layers, go out start the car, scrape the windows, etc, etc. Truly thankful!
|Just some of my new supply booty|
|Love these and have big plans for them!|
So today I am breaking out the sketchbook again and going to work on an idea I have for some everyday decor items from paper clay and mache. Think primitive and vintage inspired.
Stay warm and think spring!
Until next time........................