I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, January 9, 2017

January Walks...and Then it Snowed

Hi! Welcome to winter! No complaints here, I love winter.  Every year we welcome the new year, the wintery days [longer already!] and brisk air with an early January beach hike. [photos by my friend LK.]

a few treasures

And really good news. Last week when my dog walker was sick, I was able to take Mo out for a couple long walks! Okay---afterward,I was so tired and hurting I just sat and sat, but I was thrilled.

Mo was happy too.

One day we walked all the way to the koi pond. They seem fat and busy, and by my count there are two more!

But then---who knew--- an unexpected snow storm arrived. While parts of NY got only a few inches, coastal Long Island and up towards Rhode Island and the Cape, got as much as a foot or more.

And then it drifts. This is Mo and my deck chairs we sit on all the time to sew! I just had my friend help me bring in my umbrella and table the day before.

Temperatures plunged as the wind howled. Mo was allowed to sleep in my bed this weekend, for the first time ever. How could I resist those little bright beseeching eyes? He was very good, though he seems to like to burrow under the covers and I was worried he'd suffocate!

But all is well...warm here by Friday.

Mo dressed up for visiting 



gone to the beach....

PS here is P2 with its sawtooth border. I found an ivory percale sheet with tiny navy stars for the back. Pinching pennies here. It will get an allover tossed daisy pattern for its quilting.

The smudge above the left hand ship is a huge flock of winter ducks, scoters or mergansers, probably.They tend to travel way out over the water. I love the white snowy dunes.


  1. That is some amount of snow. Great pictures of the sea. Love them all.

  2. I say the same thing every single year. My brain just cannot put snow and the beach together. And Mo, as always, is as cute as can be.

    Our highs have been in the mid-80s and the lows in the mid 60s. I've been going home and putting on sweats and socks and covering up with a quilt or two. And I have two quilts and a blanket on the bed. lol.

    Hugs and kiss Mo's nose for me.


  3. Wow, you have about the same amount of snow we have. We got a ton again yesterday and today. I came home to snowblow since hubby tweaked his back last week. I actually love to do it. Great photos! I love your sea, as you know. :) Kit

  4. Wow! You got a lot of snow. The storm last night passed us but hit the town just 30 minutes from home. Thank goodness! I'm ready for a little snow break. Love your HST border!

  5. I'm glad we only got an inch of snow - I'm not READY to deal with it! LOL, not that I'm ever ready. Better snow than ice, anyway! It's warm here today in the 50s but not for long. And there's snow in the forecast after next weekend. Oh, well. It's winter!

  6. The ocean looks so lovely. Thank your friend for the great photos. And you found treasures? Very pretty indeed. It is a little hard to see the ocean, the fish pond, and then all of that snow!

    Awww, I love that Mo got to sleep in the bed with you. Did YOU sleep, or did you worry all night, lol. He looks very cute in the red cap :) Also a cute pic of him fancied up to go a visitin'.

    The quilt looks awesome. I hope you're happy with it.

    Raining again here! No complaints. Good weather for reading your post. Thank you!


  7. Your pics are always a nice treat! Mo looks dashing as always. Hugs and love to you and Mr. Mo.


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