~Doreen Frost~ Teacher & Merry Maker of Needle~Work Designs, Folky Fraktur Woole~Worked Animals & Needle Work Patterns.

In~Home Workshops Given In The Early Autumn.

**At the foot of Round Mountain, tucked in among the graceful Maples, sits a cozy brown house, smoke billows from the chimney 8 months out of the year, a river rambles nearby, sheep & Cows graze in the meadows and turkey's forage nearby. Here you will find me...surrounded by wool & cotton threads, hoops & needles on my lap & sketchpads scattered about.**

** I love my life and enjoy sharing it with all of you.**

~Glad Tidings. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. Do help yourself to a nice tall glass of ice tea and visit with me for a while.~

Monday, March 4, 2013

~Moppets & Mondays~

Good Chilly Afternoon To You.  We had the most gorgeous weekend here in Vermont.  The snow began falling just before dawn Saturday morning and it did not stop snowing until 9:00 this morning.  It was so gorgeous and still is.  The snow did not pile up, I think we only have 3 or 4", but oh how lovely it was to watch it fall for such a long period of time.  It was just the perfect cozy weekend!  On Saturday I worked on my stitching, Mark, myself and Ollie went for a long winter walk in the freshly falling snow then on Sunday, I did a bit of baking, cleaning & furniture rearranging while Mark & Ollie played the part of woodsman and apprentice in the woods (to which one huge tree is now lying in our backyard awaiting clean-up..not so attractive but necessary when you heat with wood)  In the evening, we had a lovely family dinner at mom & dad's to celebrate mom's birthday where butterbean kept us all entertained with his silly, amazingly smart, precious little self.

Isn't it funny how a little cleaning, de-cluttering and rearranging can actually do the same thing  for your mind?  I always feel so refreshed and clear headed the morning after a good housecleaning..does that happen to you?  I also realized something....I think part of the reason I have been struggling so with my writing (other than the lose of our Odie) is that I moved my writing desk.  I remember reading in Steven King's  book on writing that he could only write in one tiny corner of his house...that makes sense to me now!  I didn't have time to move my desk back to it's proper place yesterday..but tomorrow I plan on moving it back to where it was before all this stress began and see what happens :).

So..Monday has arrived, the house is tidy, my mind is clear and I am on to Moppet Monday #2!  Please meet Young Derby :)

I just LOVE his color..it makes me think of Winnie The Pooh..that soft creamy yellow :) So sweet!  Young Derby is my second moppet for Moppet Monday's and is now available on My Website..along with a lovely gathering of vintage velvet carrots :)

 I'm off now to check on my soup I've simmering (Italian Chicken) and see if the roll dough is ready for it's second rise.  Wishing you a joyful evening,