Wednesday, 8 January 2014

A Cozy Cottage Day

  I awoke this morning realising it was Wednesday already and I hadn't written a post lately!

I thought about it yesterday and the day before that too...
But. I was busy working on a project and didn't want to stop.

The truth is I just started the project last night and finished it this morning.
The project? Our office/sewing room curtains.

All time leading up to that was spent on contemplating just how I wanted to dress the window.
One bloody office window and I thought I had to spend hours and hours pouring over Pinterest for ideas on what to make.

Then in the end I trashed all the cute ideas and just  came up with my own plan.

Which, I would've been happy to share with you today but Blogger decided it wasn't a good time, I guess!
After close to a dozen times of trying to add the photo to my post I gave up.
Maybe tomorrow Blogger will be in a more agreeable mood-then I will share.

I do want to share with you that we are experiencing somewhat of a heat wave here!
Yes, the high was a balmy -20C or -2F today.
Let me say that this is a welcome break from past three weeks of morning readings of -37C, which also equals -37F.

I see that we are expected to get as high as -4 tomorrow.
When it gets this warm we can usually count on more snow coming our way though.

Tim and I haven't been out of town since before Christmas.
I  reminded him that we haven't even started reading, "The Long Hard Winter" or "Farmer Boy" by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
This has been our tradition for many winters now!

We both have figured out that it is because we  spending our evenings watching the "Larksrise to Candleford" DVD that I purchased him for Christmas.
Ladies, I'm not sure I can give any other program as high of a recommendation as I can give this one.
We love it!
We are addicted to it!

It is based on two communities in the late 19th century.
Larkrise is a less prosperous country hamlet and Candleford is a bustling up-coming community.
Laura, a young girl from Larkrise takes a job in the Candleford post office, which is run by the Post Mistress Dorcas.
However, Dorcas is far more than just the Post Mistress of Candleford.....

Now, this is where I will quit with details because I do not want to spoil it for you, should you decide to watch it yourself.
It is all done beautifully; the set and the wardrobe.
But it's greatest asset is the wonderful acting of all of the characters and  Bill Gallagher's writing adaptation of Flora Thompson's books.

I really enjoyed the "Cranford" series, but I couldn't relate to the issues of the characters in the same way I do those of "Larksrise to Candleford"

Well, I've bent your ear long enough!
With any luck I'll be back tomorrow with a few photos to share with you.


  1. I can't tell you how many times I had to repost pictures today. I can not wait to see your pictures. Cold here too, was -30, now it is just 4*wc. I guess that is a warming trend,lol. Blessings

  2. sorry you're having blogger issues so many are right now, I can't wait to see your project!

  3. Oh that blogger, love hate relationship for sure, sorry your having trouble.....We are going to be milder for the weekend, -4, oh ya!!!! heat wave, Blessings Francine.

  4. I love Larkrise to Candleford, too. I watched all seasons in the long winter after my mother died. Now it is shown Sunday evenings on PBS. I was hoping John would get hooked, but so far he reads as much as watches. Looking forward to seeing your curtains! Pinterest can use up a lot of time!

  5. Some times blogger has a mind of it's own . Looking forward to seeing some pics of your newly made drapes . I have the Cranford series it was good ! This weather has been unreal at time the wind chill has been -40C to cold for man or beast . Warming up and rain by the weekend here ! Is it Spring yet ? lol ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good week !

  6. I wondered how you two were fairing up there in the northern country and this latest cold snap. Glad you are hunkered down and doing OK. Looking forward to seeing the curtains project. Blogger has been acting up a bit for several bloggers, but I've heard that it was related to a recent Microsoft update. I hope it clears up soon for you!

  7. I would love to see this series. We are hooked on Downton Abbey but we need more programs to watch! Stay warm!

  8. I've heard of several others having trouble posting photos today too. Blogger must be acting up again. Sure sounds like bitter cold temperatures you're having there. Hope you are keeping warm!

  9. Hi There, Larksrise to Candleford sounds good... You obviously are really enjoying it.

    Can't wait to see your new curtains... Amazing how we all look at all kinds of ideas --but in the end, we usually do our own thing!!!!

    Your weather makes me shiver --but now that we had an arctic low --I can understand how you feel when it warms even a little... We warmed up today a little --but it felt SO GOOD.... ha


  10. Kimberly,

    It's good you're warming up a bit up there. I so hear you about Blogger not cooperating. I've had problems trying to comment on blogs.
    I hope you can post your picture tomorrow, I would love to see what you did for curtains.

  11. I read all over blogland how many people were having problems posting today. I did back my blog up tonight just in case things get ugly in blogland.

    I have not heard of those dvds but I will look for them. Can't wait to see your window treatment- xo Diana

  12. good can't wait to see YOUR plan...wink.. Thanks for the movie Idea I'll go check it out..


  13. We really warmed up today with 20+ degrees. It was nice after a couple of days of being in the minus column.

    I hope you'll show us your new curtains. I'm the same way about Pinterest or magazines, too. I look and look for ideas and don't ever come up with anything. I need new kitchen curtains and haven't yet found anything that I really like.

    Stay warm!

  14. Kimberly,

    Thanks for the intro summary to this great series; wonder if I can download it. Looking forward to seeing your new project and hope the balmy weather continues...In any case, stay warm!


  15. I wondered about that show. I'll have to give it a try. I'm into Downton Abbey. Do you like that one?


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