Sunday, January 31, 2010

"Snow and a Giveaway Winner"

Well, it's Sunday night and time to announce the winner of my 2nd Anniversary/Valentine giveaway. Since I last posted, we had a 'storm' leaving us under a blanket of ice covered with snow, so I have not spent a lot of time out here in the Nest. It's still kind of dicey walking from my house to the Nest, but, gosh, I've got things to do, so took a chance - after all, I have to let you all, out there, know who has won.

The winner is: Linda, from Cypress, Texas! Linda,I will mail these 'goodies' to you asap. Please send your mailing address via my email. I'm just sorry I couldn't send something to each person who commented!

I'm including some photos of the Nest here. We get snow once in a while...usually a half inch or so. Rarely do we have more. In fact, we moved to Arkansas in 1981 and I doubt we've had four or five really difficult episodes with snow. I can remember a really bad ice storm in the nineties...that was very difficult for the whole state. We live in central Arkansas, so we can't complain at all about difficult winter weather. Some do, of course, but really, we have been lucky. Now, THIS time, we had a bit more than what our 'normal' would be...especially with that layer of ice underneath, but I think we are handling it pretty well...

I'm showing you my house in the snow....I like looking at the snow until everyone walks all over it, then it just looks messy...especially by the sides of the streets. I'm also showing you my little studio in the backyard...things look so bleak in the winter. And, I thought I'd show you the cute, white, house of my next door neighbors, Wilma and Jimmy. They are in their seventies and and work circles around us...their house always looks good and especially nice with all the white snow surrounding it.

See my Nest out back...I'm in it now writing this post. I could spend all my time out here, but of course, that's impossible, so I just spend as much as I can.

I appreciate each of you commenting on the giveway post, I hope y'all will visit again. Now to think of what I can giveaway for Easter...hmmmn. Y'all take care out there! pat


Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

You have a retreat!
I had to laugh about your neighbors being neat. Mine are too, and its a constant job just to stay presentable in our neck of the woods.
I need acreage so I can let my hair down, house wise.
such a pretty pillow

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Congratulations to Linda! That pillow is so beautiful. Your house looks so pretty there in the snow. Have a nice week! Twyla

Cindy P said...

Congratulations to Linda! She's a lucky girl. Your house looks perfectly beautiful. Just as pretty as your neighbor's does.

We got that snow up here in Kansas too. Only we didn't have that awful ice under it this time. I don't want to hear people complaining that "we don't get the winters we used to!" anymore. We've had more snow this winter than I can ever remember.

Pat, how big is your nest? I'm thinking about building something since I've outgrown my sewing room and now need a sewing building. I want something big enough so that I can invite friends over to visit and sew. I'd also like room for a long arm machine, I've convinced myself I can quilt on one with handles to guide me because I am hopeless at free motion machine quilting.

Your nest looks to be about the right size!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Lucky duck linda!

A Bit of Heaven

A Bit of Heaven
An original designed wall quilt with my vision of heaven on earth.