|Pardon the tarnish...|
Thank God we did not lose power, that is no less than a miracle! While it is quite pretty outside, I did not make my way down the gravel lane as I did the last winter storm. For even after the temperatures raising a bit since the storm, it is currently -11. I am not getting out in that! :)
Well, it was well worth it. I absolutely adore this book. If you ever wondered why good wool costs so much, about ten pages into this book and you will know why. The photos throughout are as beautiful as you see on the cover and the author writes in such a way that you feel you are there with her during spring lambing season, through the season for yarn and fiber shows, to breaking ice from the water so the lambs can drink.
Such enjoyable reading when one is snowed in! More info can be found... here (on this Amazon Associate's link) and I have added it to the widget. There are also numerous knitting patterns for those inclined.
While Christmas is behind us, I am still using the pretty cup and sipping Holiday tea.
It was while perusing lovely blogs and magazines where others collected brown transferware that I realized how much better it looks when various patterns are combined. Perhaps soon I will transfer in (pun not intended) a couple of the gorgeous British Castles plates. I SO love them.
I'm now on the lookout for other Friendly Village plates that have unique patterns. I know there are various patterns in their "buffet collection" I saw on e-bay. (Which is far beyond my budget.)
This is currently hanging on the wall in the dining area but will join its' cousins on the table at a future date.
This was Victoria in her role as supervisor as I was unwrapping the creche before Christmas. What would I do without her?