There seemed to be an abundance of wildlife, besides the Great Blue Heron, out today in search of something to eat, no doubt. The bald eagles were clearly watching, from their icy perches, every move down below, and the poor ducks were just hanging out waiting for the ice to melt on the pond.
Inside, it has been hard for me to stay away from the warm fire that continuously burns in the wood heater. My feet are always toasty warm in my favorite wool socks. The big bad flu bug that has caught so many, passed me by because of the socks, I think. My doctor's advice (that's me) for staying healthy consists of (1)keeping my feet warm, (2) drinking lots of water, (3) getting plenty of outdoor exercise, (5) eating an apple a day, and (6) avoiding stress. I am not sure I always do a good job on the last one.
Sitting by the fire has given me opportunity to rewrite most of the notes that I had jotted down this past year...things I want to remember about this and that. My journals are just simple little notebooks, but I did fancy them up a bit with a cloth label on the front cover. Making books with gorgeous cloth covers seems to be a popular thing these days...maybe I will look more into that before the year is ended.
After a little rest through the holidays and beyond, I am now working on a new doll. I have redesigned the pattern again, this time sewing in a flat seat in hopes the doll will sit nicely. I have shredded some old cloth to use as stuffing to give it more heft, and hopefully also help in the way it sits.