Another stunning Vermont day! Ashley and I were able to leave Elinor with my mom for a couple of hours and we went snowshoeing all through East St. Johnsbury and into Waterford. Since we're new to the whole snowshoe thing, we generally stayed on the VAST (snowmobiling) trail. It was really fun and felt like good exercise. Yeah...exercise. It's easy to ignore when you have a nice chair by the window and new projects underway.
I've been teaching myself how to hook rugs. I got a kit at Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild on Christmas Eve and I've been working on it daily ever since. I LOVE it. The day I bought the kit, the woman who put the kit together, and whose rugs I have been admiring since the Guild started displaying them, was there working. She was lovely, and even invited me over for tea and rug-hooking. This is why I moved to Vermont!
My first attempt is a little uneven, and I really haven't a clue how to shade/fill in the empty spaces. It's coming along, though. More socks, of course. Always socks.
And the most popped over popovers of all time! Mom and Ron gave me this tin for Christmas, and then brought the mix home for me yesterday after they visited the King Arthur Flour store. I put some extra sharp cheddar in them, and they were mighty good.
Our little windows have been frosty, but we've been nice and warm in our small nest. The furnace gave up the ghost for an hour or so last night, but Bruce came over and righted it. I like knowing he's right next door, and that he knows this little house like the back of his hand.
Afternoon winter light. It makes you want to make coffee and read for the rest of the day.