Sunday, January 28, 2007


Sunshine again today! It is getting colder, though. This winter has been characterized by extremes. Warm days, then cold, then warm again. These old scales we bought in St. Francisville a couple of years ago seem perfect to illustrate this winter's balance of days.

And here is St. Francis himself as he overlooks the garden. I need to get a better picture of him, but he manages to protect the birds, rabbits, and squirrels that visit throughout the year.

I didn't get home until about 9:00 last night, but I was so close to finishing the biography of Anne Boleyn that I gladly devoted myself to reading.

My gosh, January has simply flown by! All my good intentions have drifted to the wayside, and I'm going to have to review my standing in a few days with little to show. But February is a new month! I can simply begin again and hope to achieve a bit more.

To add a little quilt-related interest, check out the Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival!


  1. Love your St. Francis...what a sweet little butterflies actually go into the house? I had a bee house once with the little round holes in the roofed block of wood but no matter where I put it, it was not popular with anyone but spiders...=-(

  2. No, wasps moved in, and I had to spray it. Butterflies declined to take up residence. Environmental issues...

  3. love the old scale! January was quite a humdinger on this end in terms of "expecting the unexpected". I can't decide if I want to spend February trying to get back on track, or if I'd rather abandon the ship of making any plans/setting too many concrete goals. So maybe I'll spent the month simply being ambivalent concerning such things :)


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