All Things Andrea

All Things Andrea

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A Special Package

This special package came in the mail today from my Uncle John...

... a box of his precious black walnuts!!
He scours the countryside each fall in search of these gems, meticulously shells them, and then distributes them to lucky folks like me.  I am thrilled to have access to local black walnuts and enjoy them each morning in my warm oatmeal made from steel cut oats.

This package was ever so special to me on another level....
My Uncle John reminds me so much of my father, and getting this package in the mail today felt as if I had received something from my father who passed away last spring.  Their handwriting is almost identical, and they both have/had their special projects that kept their minds sharp and their lives fruitful.  I'm grateful for their legacy.

Thank you, Uncle John!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


I was getting ready to prewash some fabrics for a quilt back, and just had to pause to soak in these lovely colors as the snowflakes fall outside my window....


Sunday, January 19, 2014

Snowman Love

Artwork by Ricky Fitts
Is this a sign of more snow to come??


Friday, January 10, 2014


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