Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Wonder of Fall

Fall entered quietly this year.

Because of our two week spell of super cold nights and cloudy dreary days...the leaves didn't give us the breathtaking show we have become accustomed to here in the North Wood.
We went from the green of summer...to the golds and light oranges...to brown and on the ground in a heartbeat.

Frank and I spent the day raking all those leaves and had a glorious bonfire to prevent them from blowing back into the yard. The fall perfume of the burning leaves was hypnotic........

.............we had to take a moment to enjoy it.

While we were outside raking... this wonderful soup from my friends at Gooseberry Patch, was simmering on the stove.

I had timed it just right! When we finished and collapsed inside...we cuddled in a warm quilt.... enjoyed a huge bowl of warm soup with some home made bread I made the night before. 
We looked up at each other and at the same time said, "Does it get any better than this?".
Yes it did...because Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone had just started.


Friday, November 11, 2011

Split Personalities

I have been away for a while organizing my businesses. Last April I split Cottontail Kids from Cottontail Quilts on Etsy. It was quite an experience...but after 18 month things have settled down and they are two growing entities.

This week I decided it was time to split the two all across the cyberverse. Being soooo computer un-savvy I sat at the keyboard all week .....with my red-head determination.... and created a facebook page and blog for Cottontail Kids. wheeeeeeewwwww!

At this time I'd like to introduce you to Cottontail Kids.

Now that my kids are grown and out of the nest, I thought I'd make Cottontail Kids a blog that looks at the experience of child raising from a grandmothers perspective. This will most definitely include "spoiling them 101", toys and games, articles stories, time management and of course..the cutest little duds I can find in on the web.

I invite you to take a peek and follow Cottontail Kids.

Thank you for visiting :-D Cindi