We are buried under a heavy snowfall. It began in the night and ended at Dawn. Henry and I blazed a trail in the woods this morning, fighting our way through the snow to be among the trees, the trickling woodland stream. It’s so peaceful and quiet in the snow. The sun is out now, our driveway has been dug out and Henry is fast asleep beside me. I’m listening to the Skyrim soundtrack (obviously…) and updating the shop with a few items so thought I’d take the time to share with you a few pictures as of late. In a little bit, I’ll make a cottage pie <3
December is so changeable living near the Atlantic Ocean. One day, it pours and is mild while the next a fury of snow envelopes us. Icicles and burning hands from the cold. This Saturday we are expecting mild weather and rain so we must make the most of the snow while it lasts.
Last weekend Jamie, Henry and I drove out to our family’s rural home. It was cold and snowy. We had lunch together with my sister, her partner and 2 boys, my parents. The dogs wildly playing. I packed all the recents sweaters to take photographs in the quiet woods. We had such a nice time with the sun streaming through the trees, the moss sparkling under the frost. The following morning, we packed up everything – poured a thermos of herbal tea and headed back out to the woods to finish some pictures. That’s when the snow started… a few of the photos capture the beginnings but later our walk under the snowfall was a delight.
Last week, my Mom was visiting with us. She taught me how she hand quilts her beautiful quilts. I hand quilted the star piece I made with the mushrooms and lichen. Personally, I find it to be a very beautiful piece and have listed it as wall art in the shop. It’s made with a lot of love and displays the natural colours of the woods here in Nova Scotia. I made it with the intent that it form a connection between the owner and our wild lands by the Atlantic Coast, perhaps for an altar space or a creative space. I also made another bunting because I just love making them, they are a lot of fun and took advantage of all that snow this morning to showcase it. It’s so festive outside. This particular one is made with all the same flags – delicate yellow flowers. Both handmade items are one of a kind, made by my hands and available in the shop. I have another patchwork star that I will quilt and place in the shop as well when I find the time to complete it. I love the solitude of these crafts <3
We are almost at the Solstice! For us here in Eastern Canada, it does mean the lengthening of the day but it also means months of cold and storms ahead. I’ll be keeping busy with my small cottage business and exploring the landscape in all weather with Henry girl. Let me know if you are enjoying more frequent posts about the small details and I’ll do my best to keep it up:)
Wishing you a peaceful and happy holiday season <3