Friday, January 28, 2011

Comfy Cozy

After yesterday's post brought up such intense feelings in all of you stuck under blankets of snow, I thought today I'd show some more appropriate winter photos....
Daniel is traveling this weekend (enjoying the snow in New York City!) and I did something very unusual. I built a fire in the fireplace this afternoon. When Daniel is home, he builds the fires and when he's gone, I never think of doing so myself. But this afternoon, I had hankering for real coziness and a fire in the fireplace is part of that for me.
Add to that a good cup of tea, a walnut brownie, another Miss Marple mystery, and a beautiful slouch hat in the making,
and the result is a truly cozy afternoon!

When I had the privilege of meeting Vicki of 2 Bags Full in person here in Savannah a few months ago, she brought me three skeins of  this gorgeous silver yarn with sparkly sequins. Then she also gave me the pattern for this perfect slouch hat. I think it'll look great with my silver hair...  Thank you, Vicki!!

Tomorrow, I may actually have some art to show you. I'm working on a small piece that just isn't quite there yet. The talented Anne of El Milagro Studios gave me some valued input (thank you, Anne!!) and now I have an idea of what must be done to move this along. We'll see...

Thank you all for your comments on my last posts! I always love, love, love hearing from you!!! Wishing you a great start to your weekend...


  1. LOVE the walnut brownie and cuppa Tea...want some company!!!
    Always lovely to snuggle up with comforts surrounding you.
    Have a great weekend.
    (I think that hat will look great on you...can you post a photo when it's done!)

  2. Have a wonderful weekend, My Dear!!!

  3. yay..sounds like a most perfect, cozy day..and also the perfect setting for a Miss Marple scene!Yum that looks good!
    Your creations are lovely of her to give you some!I love silver!
    Enjoy! Happy Wkd

  4. And while Silke was totally enjoying herself this afternoon, I baked her buns.
    I did.

    Will you still talk to me??? LOL!!!

    Anne....who wishes she had a fireplace....

  5. I wish I was at your house this afternoon. That fire and the brownie look especially good!

  6. Enjoy a wonderful and cozy weekend, Silke! :) Theresa

  7. Walnut brownies?! We never have walnut brownies! Where'd that come from? And why did it magically appear when I was out of town?! (Turn about is fair play, I guess: I had a luscious berry tartlet at a cozy, warm cafe on Lexington Avenue as the snow was coming down and the New Yorkers were bustling home after a long work week.)

  8. You are off to a wonderful start for the week-end. Mind if I join you?

  9. Liebe Silke,

    endlich haben wir hier Sonne. Dadurch sieht
    alles positiver aus.

    Herzliche Grüße
    Angela und Elisabeth

  10. Ohhhh, das sieht wirklich kuschelig aus! Und die Wolle ist grandios, die sieht bestimmt toll an Dir aus! LG Stefanie

  11. Hi dear Silke,
    that sure have been a very cosy, and sweet afternoon. Your brownie ,uuhhhhmmmm -looks so rich and yummy,- and the yarn from dear Vicki, beautifull- be sure to show us the finished hat :)
    And Silke, we too often forget to make life cosy,for ourselves--I`m glad you made your day wonderfull, just for you.
    Warm hug-Dorthe

  12. Oh my..yes this is a cozy post:) The fire, the brownie and tea and that beautiful hat you are making! Hmmmmm Sounds like a great day!!

    xoxo Gert