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Alicia, it is a joy to visit you! Thank you for sharing your giftedness. Thank you for sharing your loving family. Thank you for the Sant Lucia crown pattern. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! xx
Toggle Commented Nov 20, 2017 on Wild Week at Posie Gets Cozy
Thank you for letting us enjoy your celebration, Alicia, and Andy, and Happy 5th Birthday, Mimi :) Life is precious, and so often beautiful... with hail and lightning and thunder a wild applause... and a cause for concern...to encourage us to recognize and remember...and treasure and nurture... joy... as you do so beautifully in this post. xx
Toggle Commented Oct 17, 2017 on Already: Five at Posie Gets Cozy
It is so much fun to see the snow on your side of town...you got more than our 6+ inches, but we are enjoying the snow as well. The men of the household made a snow ramp on our front yard slope, and most of my grand girls and their parents are having a great time swooping down it. I posted more snow pictures on my blog a few hours ago. Thanks so much for the link to the blog that inspired you to get Amelia's doll house. I have not decorated ours, but now would love to add lights as they did! I am so glad you had a lovely birthday and that you are loving the snow now. The storm before this one my youngest daughter took four and a half hours getting home from the VA hospital where she is a nurse to our home in Boring! She has been off during this storm fighting off asthmatic bronchitis symptoms. 😷 Wishing you and yours well and continued joy in our winter wonderland ❄️☃️❄️
Toggle Commented Jan 14, 2017 on Birthday Dream at Posie Gets Cozy
I had celery soup and a toasted roll for dinner. Yummy for a cold blustery day... so I may have it tomorrow night, too :) Mimi's doll house is like the one I have in my room that my grand girls enjoy playing with. I'm glad you and yours have been having happy days. We have, too. In my last post there is a photo of our joyous snow girl with a snow bow that my girls made several weeks ago. We still have a dusting of snow in our yard. Happy New Year to you and yours! xx
Toggle Commented Jan 4, 2017 on Happy New Year! at Posie Gets Cozy
Delightful December dis-order, Alicia :) The snow is my gift as well. My oldest daughter and three of her little girls made a snow girl outside one of my windows. Snow Girl is still joyously smiling in the rain...I thought we should put a tent over her.... If you haven't already, please try to watch the Nutcracker Christmas movie on Hallmark Channel. It is lovely. When my oldest daughter was around Amelia's age...blond with big blue eyes...we were somehow discussing what she wanted to be when she grows up. She solemnly said, "I want to be a cow." It's a memorable moment in family history that 30 years later still gives us pause as we wonder what inspired her expressed desire! May the Lord continue to bless you and yours as you celebrate Christmas and the days beyond. xxxxxx
Toggle Commented Dec 19, 2016 on Moon on Their Wings at Posie Gets Cozy
Precious times. Thanks for sharing them, Alicia. Weren't the snowflakes fabulous yesterday! xx
Toggle Commented Dec 7, 2016 on December at Posie Gets Cozy
Thank you, Alicia...and I wish you and yours all the love and joy in the world, too. xx
Toggle Commented Nov 15, 2016 on Love and Joy Come to You at Posie Gets Cozy
Thanks for the gorgeous photos and story, Alicia. Happy Weekend! xx
Toggle Commented Oct 29, 2016 on Almost Halloween at Posie Gets Cozy
Well it is just cloudy not storming, but you have inspired me to start making some soup in my Crockpot, Alicia. Thanks! xx
Toggle Commented Oct 22, 2016 on Stormy Soup at Posie Gets Cozy
While I am late to type and tell you, I too, continue to celebrate Amelia's birth and the gathering of the precious people who are her family. Thanks for sharing the lovely family photos...especially the Alicia, Amelia, Andy one :) May the Lord give you all a fabulous fourth year together! xx
Toggle Commented Oct 16, 2016 on Fabulous Four at Posie Gets Cozy
Well you may not be getting some things done that you need to do, but you have perfectly described "...now-I'm-doing-nothing inertia" and you in fact have accomplished a lot, Alicia. Thanks for posting another delightful post that I am certain I needed to view. Know that I am cheering you on with love. xx
Toggle Commented Sep 22, 2016 on Amazed and Confused at Posie Gets Cozy
Brave woman! You continue to impress me with your daring panache, Alicia. I'm sending you soothing thoughts and a hug to cheer you on in your new but ever changing "routine," as the last summer days fall into Autumn. xxxxx
Toggle Commented Sep 1, 2016 on Squid Fail at Posie Gets Cozy
Thanks for letting us see some of what you saw, Alicia. My oldest sister and I drove from Portland to Omaha, NE and back several years ago and loved the long stretches of prairie and farm land we saw...the feeling of being in big sky country! I'm glad you had a safe and happy trip and I look forward to seeing part 2 :) xx
Toggle Commented Aug 11, 2016 on Vacation, Part 1: Getting There at Posie Gets Cozy
Alicia have you ever used Morehouse Farm's merino yarn? It is incredibly soft and comes in lovely shades. http://www.morehousefarm.com/KnittingEssentials/Yarn/3-Strand/ Your creativity amazes and inspires me. Thanks so much for posting and letting me be influenced by you in this way. You might enjoy seeing my Grands and flowers and such in my last post :) xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Toggle Commented Jul 19, 2016 on Stockinette Stitcher at Posie Gets Cozy
Your account of the meltdown and your conclusion of what prompted it made me chuckle...the world though the eyes of a child can be delightfully enlightening! I'm glad you asked about cozy mysteries. I don't have any to suggest, but plan to check up on the the suggestions of the commenters above me. Wishing you a safe and happy holiday...I'm looking forward to a week of family camping near the ocean during the last week of July! xxxxxxxxxxx
Toggle Commented Jul 7, 2016 on Sweet Summer at Posie Gets Cozy
Sweet Summer days are precious for sure...especially when negative news hounds us! The birds are feasting on cherries from our massive wild cherry tree...a lot of celebratory chirping going on between gulping :) While weeding nearby I got bonked on the head with a cherry that fell down during the feathered feasting frenzy! Happy Summer to you and yours, Alicia xxxxxx
Toggle Commented Jun 28, 2016 on Summer Spirit at Posie Gets Cozy
Thanks for taking the time to share your lovely whirling life, Alicia! We had a cookout by the pond for Mother's Day and saw Mr. Mallard swimming around...no fabulous looking cake like yours, but the strawberries we had were yummy :) xxxxx
Toggle Commented May 11, 2016 on Glorious Greening at Posie Gets Cozy
I had been wondering if you still had your raised beds, Alicia...our household had two constructed out of pallet wood. They were each made waist high (on 4 legs). One collapsed. We didn't get the drip line watering done correctly on either. We haven't given up, though. I am beyond excited that for the first time ever I have some Sweat Pea vines growing from seed in the front flower bed. Now if they will just climb the trellis and produce gorgeous scented blooms, listen from your side of town and you will hear me celebrating way over here in Boring! I hope Amelia's bean teepee grows...something I want to try growing but haven't tried yet. Thanks for battling through all your new design work. I admire the patterns that you create and want to make them all even though so far I have just made a Maggie Rabbit. I posted pictures of our current duck families that are nesting around the front pond if you want to check out the wild life on our side of town :) Thanks for the links in your post, too. I'm off to check some out. Happy May to you and yours, Alicia xxxxxxxxx
Toggle Commented May 3, 2016 on May Days at Posie Gets Cozy
The creative process from bud to blossom is amazing to behold as you capture it so beautifully with your camera, Alicia, and the inner bud to blossom flowering I feel in creating is amazing as well...sometimes I sense I am holding my breath (which might not last long, but brings my attention to the joy I am feeling in the moment :) Watching our little ones around us grow is a joy I treasure as well! xxxxxx
Toggle Commented Apr 25, 2016 on Big-Girl Ways at Posie Gets Cozy
The park looked like great fun, and we surely had the weather to enjoy it this past weekend! I visited the Japanese garden in Gresham on Sunday for the first time and loved it. Your new stitching is very sweet :) Happy Spring, Alicia! xx
You are surviving toddler tending brilliantly, I think, Alicia :) I was surprised to learn that my library habits mirrored yours in my before toddler years. Now as a gramma I am more apt to buy what I want to read as my five six foot tall crammed with books IKEA bookshelves will attest! Your weaving is lovely...whatever method you are using. Our sunny week had me dreaming of going camping, and seeing Amelia's tent makes me wonder why I don't put up my pop up tent in the yard! Your cooking looks yummy...we have been given fresh caught salmon several times lately. Delicious! Happy Spring! xxxxxxx
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2016 on Sugar Pie at Posie Gets Cozy
Precious times... My oldest son-in-law just texted me a photo yesterday of a white Trillium in our woods but in a different spot then we have seen them in other years. Happy Spring! xxxxx
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2016 on Flowers Fair at Posie Gets Cozy
While I have purchased two little lap looms, so far the only weaving I have done is to make potholders with loops on a metal peg frame :) I admire your swoopy springy weaving. We have been enjoying the bursts of sunshine in between rain showers, and all the wonderful flowers that are blooming in the southeast Portland, OR, area, too. My little granddaughters did not dash around on an egg hunt this year as Amelia did, but they dyed eggs with one of their aunties. Auntie forgot to boil the eggs first, so the girls enjoyed dying the eggs and then auntie boiled the eggs and made stuffed eggs for Easter appetizers before dinner. Please give Clover Meadow some love pats from me xx
Toggle Commented Mar 30, 2016 on Spring Swing at Posie Gets Cozy
So good to catch up on some of your news, Alicia. Thanks for posting. I just posted about my little grand girlies being treated to a Bunny Brunch, and appreciate Amelia's Ceiling's birthday :) and I shared photos of Mt. Hood and pink tulip tree blossoms against a bluish ski and a photo of celery soup not leek, but ... so I'm feeling in sync with some what you have been doing. Amelia's new bed looks like a perfect nest for her. ...and I too pray that we all may know peace xx
Toggle Commented Mar 23, 2016 on Season Change at Posie Gets Cozy
You've made another beautiful quilt that encourages me to dream of actually starting my first patchwork hand quilted quilt I want to make, Alicia :) Thanks for posting! I just got back from Lincoln City and posting about finishing a scrapbook project for my nearly 28 month year old granddaughter, and knitting a bit, too. Hoping the big girl bed happily comes together this week! xxx
Toggle Commented Mar 15, 2016 on Rainflowers at Posie Gets Cozy