Do you know about The Borrowers? If you do, you probably like to think about them listening to your footsteps, waiting for you to go to bed so they can come out and borrow a thing or two. They NEED stuff! I've often wondered why they haven't taken the tiny little mug that says "Jenny" on it or the tea set that Sandra gave me. I'm so glad that Bill bought this for me, this full set. Mary Norton was brilliant.
Below you see the yarn winder that the Left-Handed Housewife (Frances) sent me when she read about my yarn winding troubles. When our daughter in law April was here this last weekend she showed me what to do but it was kind of funny, me turning the handle too fast and she patiently holding the yarn and laughing because we were not in sync with one another! I'm trying again by myself and look at the potential tangles.
My sweet neighbor gave me one of her teapots. She is clearing away things she says she no longer needs and offered this one to me. Isn't it sweet? Like a picture.
Poor flamingos! I should bring them in.
I haven't talked about Betty for a while. She came out to play today, wearing her pretty dress that we brought to her from the Empress Hotel in Victoria, BC. She is such a good girl, so sturdy and shiny.
I warmed her first (just like my friend Betty the Wood Fairy recommended) and two bags of Darjeeling made a perfect pot.
I forgot to show you the copper canisters. Copper is cozy, isn't it? They are still empty because I have not had the vision to fill them but I will.
See? Doesn't Brown Betty have the cutest spout?
Here are the biscuits I was telling you about. I like the vanilla ones best.
Some of my UK friends don't know about Almond Roca. Here's what it looks like and it tastes like buttery toffee.
A few years ago my mama sent me her teacup collection. Isn't this green one nice?
Once again, Betty's photogenic spout.
January is shaping up nicely. Susan Branch is so good to us, drawing lovely calendars for us to use, marking our days, full of thankfulness.
The other day when I was driving the car into the garage I spied sunshine up on her hooks and I said out loud, "Sunshine, I really wish you could come down and give me a ride around the neighborhood!" In a few months. Lynn from England's pretty cross-stitch reminds me that spring isn't THAT far away. I hung this right by the calendar (I know I've told you this before but I like telling you again).
I don't have to go anywhere today. Tomorrow I am meeting a friend for coffee and we're going to hash out some of the Rule of Life stuff together. Yay! I am still reading all the good books and looking at other people's Rule. After I come up with the exact way it will be I am going to make a big board to keep on my desk. I'll be sure to show you.
I think I'm peaceful enough now to tackle the yarn winding again. Thanks!
God be with you, friend.