the view from my kitchen window

Friday, February 22, 2013


How can it be that March is already just about here?  How can it be that the first two months of 2013 are already history?  It seems like, in the quiet of the post-holiday weeks, I have been busy with all of my usual projects such as sewing, papercrafting, power walking, some photography, writing, trying to keep up with housecleaning and a myriad of other things that come with daily living.

I was in no hurry to take down all of my Christmas decorations and put them away.  I spent a lot of time putting them all up and just enjoyed them, so, what was the hurry?  None whatsoever!  So I took my time and was able to let the red of Christmas flow into some Valentine themed decorations.  I decorate my bathroom for Christmas but when it gets un-decorated I let it evolve into the colors I associate with winter, which are burgundy and deep hunter green.  I love those colors and I love to use them in my house!  

I believe in the presence of angels and I could relate some real-life stories to substantiate that but I won't do that here and now.  But I collect angels and have a wonderful variety of different ones.  Some of them "hang out" in my bathroom, pretty much year round.  They are in colors and themes that they can just blend in with the current color and theme.

My angels remind of the presence of God in my life and everything that He is to me . . . provision, grace, mercy, comfort, healer, defender, stronghold, shepherd, strengthener, encourager and LOVER OF MY SOUL!!  I'm thankful for my God and my Savior and look forward to seeing what blessings He has in store for me in 2013!

The roses are wooden ones my hubby carved from pricot wood, as are the leaves.  He attached to apple twigs and placed them in this vase he turned on his lathe.  They have been in my bathroom for several years and I think they are just beautiful!