Crazy as a Loom

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Randomness

Wow,  I can't believe it's been a month.

Where does the time go even??  I guess I am getting old, because it speeds by faster and faster.

Today is my 70th.......yes, omg.......really.   MY 70TH BIRTHDAY.
How the hell?????

Well, no sense crying about it.  Truth is, I am grateful to be here, in light of what has transpired.
So hallelujah, and amen.
And thank you.


Just a few photos, to show you what's going on around here.


Syd is still the queen.



I still love this old house..........it sustains me most days.



I don't care about modern kitchens with granite.
I like my basic set up.  
It works.

It's the house I've always wanted, my whole life.
And there's no way to really explain that.
I just knew it from the moment I walked in the door.


We've been weaving up a storm......L and I.
Some scarves......

Some chenille....


What Lois is weaving on right now......



My birthday gift from L.......  
I love it.


And a Le Creuset dutch oven......from DH.  I've wanted one forever.




I've been doing some sewing.  This is a great space to work in.
The sun pours in the south facing windows all afternoon. Photos of quilts coming soon.



Getting through winter with a lot of homemade soups, but every now and then I crave a really nice salad.



I'll try to post sooner than a month.  Just trying to get through winter here......keeping busy.  Weaving, sewing, baking.....shoveling snow for the chickens.  You know, important stuff.

I'll be back.....



24 comments:

Deb said...

"Happy Birthday to you, Hilary" and many more. It's always nice to read a post from you. I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one shoveling. I only wish I was shoveling for chickens. :) It's on the wish list.

Glenna said...

Happy birthday-you've been missed. I assumed you'd gone to FL.

Susan Harvey said...

Happy Birthday Hilary.... you are living the dream
I sure wish I was closer and we could visit in your kitchen.

I think it would be a nice time ...
:) Susan

Sweetpea said...

Ahhh, Hilary, I don't know how long I've been following ya ... maybe as long ago as the beginnings
of me own blog. But I'm always so glad when a post of yours pops into my reader. I don't comment
all that often, yet I'm still out here in the interpixies, smiling at your descriptions of simple daily life which bring you such
pleasure and contentment amidst all the whirlwinds. Can any of us hope for more? I mean, REALLY.

So HAPPY BIRTHDAY my blogging compatriot!! And thank you for your presence out here.

Christi
(in the Pacific Northwest, hunkering down between rainstorms)

mray said...

Happy Birthday from wet California....enjoying your blog, and seeing whatcha been up to! Have a terrific year Hillary.

Theresa said...

Happy Birthday! May you persist for many, many more years! ;-) You will love your dutch oven. Over the years I have acquired 3 of them in various sizes and they get a great deal of use in my kitchen.

DJan said...

Happy birthday dear Hilary! I am usually a lurker and rarely comment, but I could not miss the chance to wish you the happiest of birthdays, especially this one. I am four years ahead of you in time, but so far I'm loving old age. I love your birthday present from L, too. :-)

Devon said...

Happy Birthday Hilary! I can see why you love your old house... it has so much light and warmth. What is the term now... Hygge? You've got it! Great birthday gifts!

Peg Cherre said...

Happy Birthday! What more need be said?

Thistle Rose Weaving said...

Happy Birthday! It is wonderful to see sweet Sidney's little face, it has been a long time. Your home is wonderful and I don't blame you one bit for loving so much.

518Frenchgirl said...

Happy Birthday Hilary! You are really hitting your stride girlfriend. You got the right formula for life--love what you do and it really shows in your spaces. It takes years to develop the space that enables us to create the way we truly desire. Love your breadboard table, your new Le Creuset, your mantle shelf, and your sewing room! It did not look like that when I visited you last. It is so warm and inviting with all of that light. Keep on keeping on, my friend. You are doing a marvelous job of taking care of what God has given you, especially yourself. Hope to visit you soon. Marilou

claudia said...

Happy Birthday! Your house looks so warm and cozy, and it's good to see Sid!

lcampana said...

Happy Birthday! I miss when you when you don't blog. Happy weaving and now I must get back to my loom.

Lesley

Karen Ann said...

Happy Birthday!! And we have those t-shirts on order! LOL.. Great minds...

Looking forward to your quilt pics.. are you selling any?

Jacqui Fenner-Dixon said...

Happy Birthday, lovely to have you back! Seemed longer than a month.

Dizzy-Dick said...

I was born in this month, also, but I am a few years ahead of you. Happy birthday young lady, and many, many more.

Mary Ann said...

Happy Birthday from a quiet but faithful reader. Many more--and I love your house photos!
Mary /ann

deodar said...

Have a happy. I know how you feel about your house, mine is 130 years old and I've primped it up some but I love it as much as the day I moved in almost 30 years ago! I have a sign above the door: "This IS my happy place." Sometimes I wish for a little extra room so I didn't have to have my floor loom in the living room but there you are. You'll love your dutch oven. Way back when I first moved out on my own my mom gave me a set, 2 dutch, 2 sauce and 2 fry pans. That was close to 40 years ago before they got so ridiculously expensive and I still use them all the time.

Daryl said...

belated but heartfelt .. happy birthday from february babe to another!

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday Hilary, thank you for the gift of your blog. Your home is lovely and warm and thank you for inspiring me to take up weaving again. Nancy

Linda said...

Happy birthday! Age is just a number. It is how old you feel that matters. Some days I am 18! Lol.

I love your house!

Teri said...

I'm a few days late, Happy Birthday! Beautiful new grandson :)

Restless Knitter said...

Happy belated birthday!

Rhonda from Baddeck said...

Belated Happy Birthday - we share the same birthday! Congratulations on your newest grandson!

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