Monday, February 13, 2012

A tad warmer this morning

Good morning Folks,

This morning it was 47 when we got up and felt like it was 42. Yesterday morning it was in mid 40’s and felt like it was 36. It is still ‘cold’ for us down here though. Below is a picture of the scullery window yesterday morning. The orchids are usually outside, but during cold weather they come indoors.

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I stayed indoors for the most part yesterday as it was windy which made it feel cold all day. Tomorrow is is supposed to be pleasant and I hope to get outside to play in gardens. I still have some work to do on the back reworked area.

Yesterday I wanted to do some beaded embroidery and here is the completed piece. The heart itself is about 2”x2”, with the frame 6 1/2” x 6 1/2”. I’ve got to mount the piece then put it in the frame. I really love embroidering and using beads makes it even more enjoyable. I used an old mother of pearl button too.

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This morning we do our errands then it’s back home to our humble abode. I always love pulling into our driveway, driving through the opened gates, parking and closing the gates being back in our little haven.

My box of crochet thread should arrive today. I can hardly wait to crochet with those luscious colors.

Hope you all have a great week and a nice Valentine’s day. I’m planning to fix a stuffed steak in the crockpot. We already have the steak in the freezer, I just need to get a couple of things at the grocery and I’m ready to go. I enjoy cooking, but on holidays I enjoy it even more. I learned early on in our life together that I could follow a recipe and make a wonderful meal for a fraction of the cost of eating out, and we would have left-overs too.

FlowerLady

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Who, being loved, is poor?

Oscar Wilde

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Love puts the fun in together, the sad in apart, and the joy in a heart.

Author Unknown

11 comments:

Southern Lady said...

I think today will be a little warmer for us too. I also plan on cooking in tomorrow night. I would much rather be at home than in a crowded restaurant, wouldn't you? Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day. Carla

Mrs. Mac said...

I bet the rain was nice for all your beautiful plants! Love the bead/embroidery project. Looks great in that frame. Have a blessed day. Dinner sounds yummy!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Flower Lady! It's hard to imagine it being too cold in Florida to be outside for long but I know you do freeze there once in a while. You've got the perfect window to hold your orchids until the weather warms. I LOVE your little embroidered heart with button and beads..just gorgeous! I hope it warms up for you this week so you can get out and enjoy your garden. Maura :)

ChrisC said...

After a cold start this morning,the day turned beautiful.I have my fingers crossed that is the last for this year.Your embroidery is beautiful!

Becca's Dirt said...

I love the heart and it is beautiful framed. Will this be in your etsy - framed?

Balisha said...

Sometime would you write a post on how you take care of your orchids? I realize that you live in a warm climate and I live in the north, but their indoor care should be the same. I keep watching mine and never see them change. Help!
Balisha

Sunray Gardens said...

We are getting snow right now and they're saying 3 inches, so we'll see since it keeps only being dusting up till now.
You know that frame really sets off your heart. Lovely!
Cher Sunray Gardens

Jane said...

Your heart is very pretty! Embroidering is my first love when it comes to crafts. Been working on a crazy quilt of and on for decades. One day! Your dinner sounds so good! Happy Valentine's Day!

Deb said...

Love the embroidered heart the button really makes it pop out. Here in Central Florida yesterday morning was 27 brrr. and stayed cold all day, today is warm and sunny.

NanaK said...

The frosted window w/ the blue glass treasures is a cozy looking space. It makes me want to curl up w/ a cup of tea. It has been cold a few nights but the days have been wonderful haven't they?

Becky said...

HAPPY VALENTINES! Your dinner plans sound delicious! We have been having a bit of cold weather here in SC as well... and of course that is when our furnace would act up.Before we all know it we will be wishing for a reprieve from the heat.