"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Monday, February 6, 2023



On the wind in February
Snowflakes float still,
Half inclined to turn to rain,
Nipping, dripping, chill.
~Christina Georgina Rossetti, "A Year's Windfalls," 1866

Hello everyone.......how are your February days treating you?  Are you covered in ice and snow? 
Are you enjoying the warmth of a sunny day?  Whichever you have, I hope it is 
pleasant for you. 

We have some days of ice, some days of rain, and many days 
with sunshine.  

The colors of February here are gray, and all hues of brown.
The vibrant yellow color of the Italian Jasmine blooming
catches the eye during this bland time of year.
The fragrant blue blossoms of the hyacinth ......that
jumped into my shopping cart at the store, 
brings some happy color to the back porch. 
Although the landscape may still be in it's winter slumber
the sky does not withhold it's beauty.........in the morning
it is absolutely breathtaking.
although we are still in the middle of freezing temps...........
seeds and seed catalogs are getting me anxious to plant.
Until that time actually comes,........
I can spend my time embroidering the flowers
I want to grow! 
Have you started planning a garden for flowers or vegetables?
How are you spending the cold wet days when inside? 
I would love to hear! 
Here's wishing you pleasant February days! 



Beatrice P. Boyd said...

No planting of flowers or veggies for us, aside from some herbs on the window once it warms up more.

Marie Smith said...

Love the variety in the photos today! The sky colour is spectacular and the embroidery is a pretty as the real blooms! Have a great week.

Prims By The Water said...

You are one talented lady with your embroidery! February is usually cold here in Michigan. No exception right now. Janice

Julia said...

Your flowers in the hands embroidery is beautiful. It looks like it's a lot of work to trace but you did a magnificent job in both, tracing and embroidering. Such a lovely hobby.

I've received my seed catalogs but haven't had the usual itching to start ordering. I still have lots of seeds left from last year but I need to check what I need to order. I'm afraid that I will not have as much energy as in years past. I'm lucky that I can buy my seeds from a merchant in our city who carries the same brand of seeds as in the catalog. There has been a price increase again this year.

Take care and happy embroidering.

Henny Penny said...

Your pictures and words are always so beautiful. I do believe that is the most breathtaking sunrise picture I have ever seen, and also the most beautiful piece of embroidery. Oh my gosh, it is so pretty. Wish my Mother could see is. She loved to embroider. Thank you for visiting my blog. I enjoyed your comment so much. Can't wait to tell my husband aabout the coyotes eating pizza.We keep a game camera up too but have never seen a coyote.

Granny Marigold said...

Beautiful embroidery! And beautiful Hyacinths too. Two pots jumped into my cart too but neither one is blooming just yet.

Lady Locust said...

Those naughty hyacinths always hopping into carts ;-) heehee
What beautiful needlework~

Debra said...

Oh how beautiful your embroidery is! And your sky! Here we are in the 30's now but it will hover around 40 by the day's end. I will have a smaller garden this year, but I want to try to grow some cotton. It's a pretty plant!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

That morning sky is simply amazing, Kathleen, and the Italian Jasmine and hyacinth are both day brighteners for sure. Your embroidery really captures springtime blooms as well.

Latane Barton said...

What a lovely embroidery piece! And, I do love Jasmine and hyacinths because they smell so heavenly. Hugs.

Hill Top Post said...

How wonderful to spend winter months embroidering your summer flowers. And, how beautiful they are! I am anxious to begin digging in the dirt.

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

Your embroidery is breathtaking! Your artistry amazes me. I love it!

Faith said...

Hyacinths......my favorite. They do tend to find their way into my shopping cart but not before I inhale their lovely scent. Beautiful hand work. I never could get that right, so I appreciate it when someone else does such beautiful work. We've had a mixed bag of ayweather this month, not the usual February at all. Saw my first Robin yesterday.

Bonnie K said...

I love your embroidery. Especially the bee. The scent of hyacinths are fabulous. I am planning my gardens, but still have plenty of time before I can actually do something.