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About the Header Image: Idlebrook Wendy Darling Evensen, the baby of our family.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Warm Sunshine on a Beautiful Girl

Good morning,

This is our Wendy enjoying the warm sunshine and temperatures in the 70's F after a week that included an ice storm and snow.
It seems the dogs are as impressed with the wide weather swings we are having at this time of the year as we are.

For Wendy this was a day to enjoy the warmth and sunshine.

What a pretty girl.


Thursday, February 22, 2018

First Blossoms

Good morning,

This week the warm weather brought the first crocus blossoms, a sure sign of Spring!
I remember dropping the little bulbs that produce these flowers into the ground nearly 40 years ago.
There is a honey bee on the flower at the very top of the image above. What a welcome guest!  I didn't get a chance at a second shot at a better angle.

So pretty!

All the best,

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Waiting Wendy

Good morning,

That's sweet little Wendy waiting at the top of the stairs.  She's trying to tell us it's bed time.

We're coming, Wendy.


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Black and White is Back

Good morning,

I made a large Black and White Afghan Blanket this winter and it sold out immediately after it appeared in the shop.

So, I've just finished another in this raised circle textured design.  This design in black and white is so very classy and eye-catching!

Click the image to see more views.

All the best,

Original and Traditional Hand Crafted Designs

Monday, February 19, 2018

Peach Crepes

Good morning,

Catherine made crepes for brunch yesterday and they were wonderful!  The crepes were "dessert" after delicious omelettes. 

We "rolled our own" crepes at the dining room table.  I took these images as Kjell made his.  That's peach filling on a very thin warm crepe.
He rolled up the crepe...
...and added whipped cream.  I had to take that picture quickly because it didn't last long!

This was marvelous!  :)

Thank you, Catherine. 


Sunday, February 18, 2018

Dalmatian Wannabee

Good morning,

Here's Erik trying to look like a Dalmatian.  He is an interesting study in black and white, don't you think? 
Actually, I opened the kitchen door to snap a picture of the huge snowflakes coming down and Erik had to go out and inspect them himself.

Erik was sorry the snow wasn't deeper and didn't last longer.

I think he really likes to go out and get wet in the snow and rain because he knows I'll give him a rub down with a big towel when he comes in.

Erik is a smart guy.


Saturday, February 17, 2018

Best Friends

Good morning,

Our best friends are also best friends to each other.  Penny, age 13, and Erik, age 8, are cuddled up together on our bed. 

So precious; so very sweet.