Around Here

There’s so much to catch you all up on. I’ve been so behind in my blogging. Posts have been swirling around in my head but I haven’t been able to get them down in this space.
Happy New Year! I think my word for this year will be “Create”. I know it’s overused and cliche, but I just keep seeing it and hearing it…. create. create. create. Last year’s word, “balance” was appropriate. I was struggling to find that balance and I still am in certain areas of my life. But, I made a big leap last year and so I feel like balance is going to just flow into this year, a two-word kind of deal, whatever that will mean… Do you have a guiding word this year? I’d love to hear what it is.

I’m taking this wonderful online class about Winter Wellness. Of course, we don’t have much of an actual “winter” here in Southern California. But, I need some soul food and I’ve always wanted to take one of Heather’s classes. I’m thoroughly enjoying it each day.
I’ve been drinking more tea lately. My favorite these days is rooibos. I went to a local spice and tea store here and discovered some fantastic new rooibos teas.
rooibos

One of our class sessions had to do with sprouting our own sprouts, so I’ve taken that on. I’m kind of excited to have my own little sprouts for salads and such.
sprouts

Ellie and I are enjoying the beautiful weather (although I’d rather it be a little more wintery than 75). Books and snacks and walks to the park have been the norm around here.
park stuff

And something very special, I just have to share. My mom, who is a quilter (her etsy store is here, in case you’re interested in beautiful, handmade, soft, fuzzy things), made this gorgeous quilt for someone last year (You may remember the portrait that showcases it). Anyway, I loved the quilt so much I was going to pay her to make me one of my own. Well, she surprised me the other day by making me one just like it!! It’s gorgeous! My favorite new thing of course. Even Ellie has been fighting me for it.
rag quilt

ellie boo

pb likes itI can’t get enough of all the glorious color!! And the back of the quilt is even more stunning!
mom

sunset quilt

luhoo

Keep a look out in her shop. She just may make another one.
So that is it for now. I’ll be working on more peg dolls in the coming weeks and sending off my Waldorf swap goodies tomorrow. Crossing my fingers everyone likes them. For now, I will be cuddling up in my new quilt with a steaming cup of rooibos!

(Oh and by the way, I’ve been posting a lot on Instagram these days, so if you want to catch up with me there, my name is lemon2626! I’d love to connect with you there as well)!

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9 thoughts on “Around Here

    • If she does another summer session, I’d love to join in. I am really enjoying this one, but I do feel slightly out of place being that where we live winter is really just like every other season here.

  1. So much joy in this post, makes my heart just sing!
    Oh how I wish I would have known about your love for Rooibos tea before I mailed out your package… I’m keeping that in mind! 🙂

  2. I love this quilt and am planning (hoping 🙂 to make one for the spring – may i ask if there is any batting in it, or is it just cotton? What a blessing to have family that makes you a quilt!

    • I believe my mom did put a thin cotton batting in the middle of this one. She used to not, but found batting made it thicker and cozier. Thank you for your kind words!

  3. Just like mine Summer, with a different and really cool backing for you. Happy whatever day. I think Mom wanted to keep it herself, then to keep it in the family and enjoy it every time she visits, decided it belongs to Summer. It’s so us, that quilt. Happy to share that fabric with you kiddo. ♥

    I love most teas but not the red rooibos that Earl drinks. I’ll stick with mine.

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