Sunday, January 27, 2013

Winter Days

The snow has arrived in Ohio, along with the cold.  Fortunately we still have some activities to help the winter days go faster.  When my grandkids, Toria, 11, Nick, 11, and Zoe, 8, were here the past couple of weekends, we played Apples to Apples & Scrabble, visited Flicka and went sled riding.

Flicka the cat belongs to Mrs Dilly-Dally and is often featured on her quilting blog as the sewing room supervisor or resident "Wing-Nut."  Zoe, who is eight, is already well acquainted with Flicka and adores her, but this was Nick's first visit to the site.  I wasn't sure he would be interested in a sewing room cat; however, I was wrong.  It was so funny, because as Nick read all the posts and looked at the pictures, he was totally laughing out loud!  If you want to meet Flicka, click on this link and visit her at Dilly-Dally Days from Cordova, Alaska.

Zoe and Toria playing Scrabble 

Nick and Zoe ready to go sledriding

Let me think - what was that word?

Toria looks happy - maybe she is winning, or she is happy because her mom bought her a new Kent State hoodie sweatshirt.

Nick and Zoe were glad to be outside!

Hope you are enjoying the winter days sewing or playing.  Every season does have its own beauty.

All the complicated details
of the attiring and
the disattiring are completed!
A liquid moon
moves gently among
the long branches.
Thus having prepared their buds
against a sure winter
the wise trees
stand sleeping in the cold.


  1. Oh sweet of you to share Flicka with your followers! But mostly for sharing her with your grandchildren! What beautiful children...what a blessing they must be! Let Nick know that Flicka has me laughing out loud all day! Hugs to you all!

  2. Flicka looks like a lot of fun, and it looks like your grandaughters enjoyed themselves.

    Cheers Pauline