Our tree is down and waiting outside for our neighbour to pick it up. She raises goats and she wanted the tree for them to nibble. I didn't know goats did that but am more than happy to do another form of recycling. I must remember the goats when we cut down an evergreen.
I don't have the decorations put away yet as there is still another tree and the house things to take down. It takes me a bit of time to get everything organized for the next year as I like to have the items for each tree separate and the house decorations in another container.
We have a snow squall watch and it has been snowing-although not heavily, all day. I have had a large pot of chili cooking on the woodstove and the aroma goes nicely with the outdoor scene. A bit of snow or a lot, for that matter, doesn't keep me in doors so I was out for a tramp through the bush mid afternoon. Even if I did want to stay indoors, it is obvious from the look on Heidi's face that she knows it is time to go out and she is just waiting for me.
I have been making these tumbling tumbler blocks for a while from a Missouri Star Quilt Company tutorial. I want all the tumblers to be from a different fabric and realized I was going to have to get them on my display wall as I couldn't remember what I had done. Good thing I did as I found a couple of repeats. This background looks orange but it is actually a mottle brown.
This photo reminds me that I have to put all the pictures I took this year in a separate folder and marked with the year. I have so many pictures that if I don't do this, it takes me ages to find anything.
Happy New Year. Thank you for reading this blog throughout 2014. Your support means more to me than I am able to express.