It was a winter wonderland of snow covered tree limbs and fence posts .... but bitterly and unseasonably cold. The wind was sharp and whistled down my coat collar and bit at my cheeks .... way too early - the 17th of November for goodness sake. We are all trying not to imagine what may lie ahead for us in the winter months to come ... particularly after the winter we just experienced. But, oh my, the snow was beautiful! A glimpse in my yard.....
It was Monday - my favorite day of the week - the night my dear friends gather at my house for dinner and to tackle our craft and sewing projects. We drag out the cutting mats, scissors and needles and pins after clearing the dishes, cut and sew and share our thoughts and our dreams - and solve all the ills of the world around us. We had Spinach Chicken Delight, a fresh cranberry salad, and topped it off with pumpkin bars.
A lovely welcome gift from the neighbors across the street was this exquisite cut glass hand crafted by my new friend! Isn't this a precious gift to welcome me to the neighborhood? It begged to be placed on the opposite side of the mantel from Mom's books - an addition to the fall decor.
It's a busy time of year. Thanksgiving next week! Enjoy the moments - time with family - all the blessings we so richly enjoy in this country of ours.