We did have a huge snow storm on March 4, 2023 with close to 30 cm. of snow. The majority of days after the storm were sunny, but the ground is till covered in snow.
You can begin to feel, hear and see the arrival of some warmer weather.
The doves love sitting on the railings soaking up the sun. But do they ever make a mess.
The spring birds (robins, red wing blackbirds and different sparrows) are returning and buds are emerging on trees.
I finished a biography of Agatha Christie this week. We really enjoy the Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot movies on television. We love to watch any shows that Lucy Worsley does. She is an historian, author, and television presenter. I really enjoyed this book and will certainly be getting more of her books from the library.
I finished off some crochet covered coathangers. These are for a birthday gift but I realized I need to make some for myself as all the others have been given away.
I decided to crochet some small flowers and fasten them on with buttons, just to fancy them up a bit. I love sorting through old buttons as you can remember where some of the buttons came from. Do you have a button stash?
My gluten free recipe for this week is salmon au gratin. I only buy salmon when it is on sale as the price has gone up considerably. A couple of weeks ago I got it for $2.99 a tin as opposed to $5.49 for the regular price.
It seems each week you go to the grocery store the prices have gone up. I only shop for the two of us now. It must be so hard for families with children. I freeze a lot of my own veggies when they are in season, make my own sauces so I can stay away from the unknown ingredients and gluten in prepared foods and make all my own soups. Do you use the Flipp app and shop for deals? I do, all your favourites in one place. We are lucky to have a wide variety of stores all within a short driving distance of each other so I pick out the deals and shop that way.
The February stitch along (which I started late) has been completed, naturally with some customization. It is pressed and ready to sew onto the project bag. I’ve already download and printed off the next project from Clever Poppy. It’s a bunny blooms embroidery workshop.
The puzzle finished this week was a lighthouse. When the weather is good we love to take outings to various lighthouses and take photos. Lighthouse photos are display throughout the house, especially in the bathroom.
My website has been moved over to a new server so I have been restricted on my use of it till it was all finished. If I didn’t visit you last week or reply to your comment I’ll make sure to do it this week. It should be faster now, so please sign up for email updates if you aren’t already on the list. There is either a pop up window or a place in the sidebar to add your email.
Winter isn’t finished yet as there is another snow storm heading out way this weekend. I call this birthday snow as both our oldest daughter and myself have birthdays a day after each other.
I get lots of inspiration from other stitchers at Slow Sunday Stitching and appreciate all the visits and comments from there. Visit them and gather some inspiration for yourself.