It has been rainy, dreary,
and generally putrid outside for most of January.
The temperatures have been pleasant...
but the muck and mud are growing deeper by the day!
Yesterday was just one of those days...
too dreary to leave the house except for the required trips to the barn
for feeding times.
The animals mostly stayed indoors or under shelter as well.
By evening, the rain had turned to ice...making close up time quite treacherous.
I am seriously not complaining as there are areas of our country with horrendous weather conditions.
I am just making an excuse for the fact that I have nothing of much interest to share with you
that doesn't involve a whole lot of mud!
With the weather too dreary for outside work, I turned my attentions, yesterday,
to inside projects... sort of like "indoor Recess". Remember them?
I worked on knitting projects during the morning hours
and sewed during the afternoon...
making a wool, zippered pouch.
A coneflower and bee...
appliquéd and embroidered... all from felted wool.
With no patterns to use...I just "winged" it.
I considered the idea of taking a "rain day" from blogging...
it was just too nasty for carrying my camera.
Instead I decided to just share the day's project.
I also wanted to show you my latest antique find.
You might have guessed by now that I have quite an affection for old scales.
I use them all over the house for decorating.
I found this one the other week at a favorite antique mall.
After about a week of the old "should I?" debate,
I gave in to my desires... returning on Friday to purchase it (and it was reduced!)
I had to... after all it is "The World's Best".
I love the back of it...so friendly.
The sides are mirrored... such attention to detail and aesthetics.
Did I mention that this thing weighs about 75 pounds?
This is the last scale I am buying...ever!
(Ok, well, maybe if the right one comes along at the right price....)
Some women buy shoes... some women buy scales, ok?