Staying home, I got a lot of work done around the house! The back room really needed a scrub down and it got one - walls, door (all those little fingerprints and scuff marks) and most of all the floor. This is where we come into the house from the barn and it gets all the traffic. Rugs were washed, old boots and shoes sorted through (do I really need to keep three different pairs of old sneakers to wear to the barn and garden? Especially when two of the three have holes in them? Out they go!) And then I did an on-my-hands-and-knees-with-a-brush scrub of the floor. Probably no one else but me notices, but it's still a good feeling. Then I wiped down the washer and dryer inside and out. Hmmm, I think this room needs a fresh coat of paint before spring!
The picture at the opening of this post is of a homespun, handknit shawl I finished recently. It's residing on the back of my favorite chair near the window and the fireplace. Saturday would have been a good day for a fire in the fireplace, but we're having some work done on both our chimney and the fireplace itself so that isn't quite ready. We hope it will be done before Christmas. It was gloomy all weekend, and I was very content to be at home after all! The light was so low all day, even with a lamp on, that the picture of the shawl turned out to be very dim and "gauzy" but I like how it looks anyway ;)
|I continue to turn out mittens like a mad-woman and am having a blast doing it!|
|Even washing machines need a scrub down every now and then - here is mine, sparkly clean!|