18 December 2010

outside : inside (with narration)

outside:




something about this shivery baby maple makes me happy and lonely all at once. beautiful, brave little guy.




it is glimmery bright and white-skied cold out there, hills of snow squeaking under my weight and slipping wet into my boots.








i love the morning and the glitter and, well, not so much the frigidness, but most everything else about december is sublime.










in:




[if the top quilt looks oddly familiar, that's because it is. this is the lovely thing i started back in 1972 and am just now quilting in trying-to-be-straight lines with my ebayed walking foot.]

if all goes well, it shall bundle up under the UglyFakeTree as our gift to elle.








few things warm this heart of mine more than boxes of love (the edible-drinkable kind of love) that pop up in the mail from back home.





little pearls from the mister. not only are they the best kind of m&ms in candied existence, he gets extra credit for fighting back his aversion to coconut for the fifteen minutes required to stand in line and purchase and drive home with them.





a feverish little (who's doing much better now).





a second grade masterpiece.





missives strung bright along the hearth.

:)

8 comments:

michelle b @ every little thing said...

beautiful photography, just found your blog and love it! I FEEL christmas in all of those photos!
love you newest follower! xoxo

lulu and family said...

ahhh. all very sweet, cozy, and warm. like the way you "garland" your christmas cards.=)

Farmgirl Paints said...

Is home Hawaii?? Be still my heart if it is. That is where my heart is. Uf only we could figure a way to get there!! Beautiful images and words girl:)

Norman said...

You started the quilt in 1972??!! How creative you must be to do so before you were even in our imagination!

m&d

dixiebelle said...

Gorgeous quilt!

Sami Jo said...

ooooh that quilt is sooooo pretty! I have one I started for my 3 year old for his 1st birthday... it is yet to be finished - makes me crazy. You've inspired me to finish it...

Hugs, Sami Jo

Norman said...

You started the quilt in 1972??!! How creative you must be to do so before you were even in our imagination!

m&d

michelle b @ every little thin said...

beautiful photography, just found your blog and love it! I FEEL christmas in all of those photos!
love you newest follower! xoxo