Category Archives: White

Instant Winter!

Well, we have instant coffee and pudding, instant messaging, and now instant winter… for us in northern Illinois anyway.  Yesterday it was over a foot of snow and this morning it is 10℉ (-12℃), so it is definitely wintry out there.

Oh, what fun!!!  No, not really…  The only GREAT thing is that by the end of the week it will be in the 50s again!  Yay!

As the sun was coming up, I took some icy looking pictures.  Can you feel how cold it is?

mid november cold 568 mid november cold 572 mid november cold 576 mid november cold 586Tonight (7:00 pm, CST) I will have “Snowmen and Candy Canes” available on my website.  It’s only fitting, don’t you think?  Here’s a sneak peak.

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So, who do you think models it better, Lucy (top) or Gina?

Bye for now!  I’ll be back later with the post for this ensemble.  Have a great day!

It’s Still Coming Down!

The television meteorologists were all wrong!  We were supposed to get up to 7″ of snow, and instead we got about 12″—and it’s still coming down, heavier than ever!  This is a February snowstorm, wet and heavy.  Luckily we were able to cancel our plans and call it a “snow day”, so a stay-at-home day for us.

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Here is a photo of our front walk two days ago.

mid november 484And here is our front walk now.

mid november snow 511And here was our stand of spruce trees on Thursday.

mid november 474And this is how our backyard is looking today.

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mid november snow 509The birds get so hungry during a snowstorm.  Luckily the bird feeder is full of sunflower seeds.

mid november snow 501mid november snow 508The magnolia tree is loaded with snow.

mid november snow 514The red crab apples are barely noticeable now.

mid november snow 512I think we’ve gotten a few more inches in the time it took me to write this blog post.  Geez, we still have another month of autumn!

Bye for now (from the north pole, just kidding)!

“A White Christmas”

And now one for my tiniest tiny, Amelia Thimble.

a white christmas 114Amelia’s jingly Christmas set is hand knit with lace merino yarn.  Her dress is knit in an off white and her Santa hat is knit with yarn that I hand dyed to a light red or berry-ish color.  The fuzzy mohair/silk yarn adds a Santa-like “fur” band of trim.

The hand embroidered motifs are itty bitty (just like Amelia Thimble), but oh, so festive.

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a white christmas 122Here is Amelia Thimble posing with Sugar shortly after I completed their winter white sets, happy girls.  They cannot wait to help Santa this year!

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For more information on Amelia Thimble’s “A White Christmas” set, please visit my “Shop What’s New” page at

Thanks for visiting.  Bye for now!