Before the storm

on Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I took my new Red Bear, Ralph, outside for a little bit.
I wanted to sit with the birds before another winter storm came in.

I spent an hour listening to the birds, reading my book and thinking about my next hand sewing.

When we came home from our afternoon walk
 I saw my first Crocus in bloom.
The herald of Spring in my gardens.

I finished another collar last night.
I had a tiny bit of shaping left to do this afternoon.

These look so nice with sweaters.
They are knitted wool scarves that I felted.

I used large coat buttons I found
 in my Grandmother's button box.

I put down my book
and needles.

I sat with Crocus.

I watched as she
 closed her petals for the night.