Tuesday, December 04, 2007

The cozy and warm post...

Here's what it looks like outside my window today.
Snow, snow and more snow.

So my mind is fixated on being cozy and snug. Here are some of my warm and fuzzy flickr favorites. See these and more here. And I should really try and get a hold of this book. But, oh yea, I don't know how to knit:(Speaking of feeling cushy, look at this mail that came all the way from Natasha in Australia. I was in Donna's tree topper swap and Natasha was my partner. She sent the most amazing package of Christmas goodies all color coordinated in fantastic golds and bronze. Brilliant color combo!Look at how festive and gorgeous everything looks! That big, fluffy garland is magnificent.And the icing on the cake, here's the tree topper. Amazing work. Look at those beads..wow! Thanks, Natasha!

So now this is where I'm off to.
Photos above from the TOAST catalog. The name says it all.

Look at this adorable "knit" wreath and other homespun goodness I found on the dottie angel blog. Love it! Makes me think of this that I have from my grandmother. What could I do with it? Hmm..
Edit: Today (Wednesday) it looked like this outside as the sun came up after the snowstorm yesterday. Brr....... but gorgeous!Hope you're keeping snug and happy!

24 comments:

Tina said...

Awesome swap goodies, can't wait to see what I get, and hope my partner likes her's...Love the snow angel and that pink angel in the snow, too cute!!

Nerissa said...

Thanks for sharing the snow pictures. We're patiently waiting for some tomorrow. Hopefully we'll get it.
The swap items you received are beautiful.
Nerissa

Kara Ward said...

I just love snow...it is beautiful. I hope the fire is burning tonight. Kara

Karin (creativechaos) said...

aaawwwww....really makes me miss living in the midwest this time of year. I grew up for the first 20 years of my life in Michigan. So those pictures bring back sooo many fun memories of playing in the snow (I've blanked those that involve driving in the snow....walking to the school bus stop in the snow....and warming the car in the driveway...)

Anyway great pictures! It's cold here in San Diego....I believe it is getting down to the 50's tonight....:)

Alison Gibbs said...

It makes me feel cold looking at that snow.
Love the tree topper from Natasha.
Alison

Christi Snow said...

ooooh, just reading this post makes me all warm and fuzzy feeling...I think that I need to wear one of my big, chunky sweaters today. Thanks so much for the beautiful visual warmth... smiles!

Bonnie said...

It is so strange to see such a lot of snow and to think the other side of the world to me is having cold days filled with hot chocolate, blankets and lots of snuggling! I must say, I don't miss it! But it does look all so inviting to be warm, wrapped up and snug at home! Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures!!

Scrappy Jessi said...

so sweet! love the snow angel! you guys keep warm. those mn winters are brutal.
jessi

Sugar Bear said...

Your post makes me want to cuddle up and take a nap! Love the snow angel!
Karla

http://raisedincotton.typepad.com/ said...

What a beautiful, beautiful post! Love your real little snow angel too:)

Blessings:)
Carol

Kel - away from Kel's Space and lookin' at yours! said...

Such a cozy post, thank you! Just what I needed.

MezzoKat said...

Your view looks like mine! There are 13" on my 3rd floor balcony from the blizzard which lasted all day Monday. I, too headed for the warm and cozy cornor.
Lovely swap items--congratulations!

MezzoKat said...

Forgot to mention that I live in Qu├ębec City.

Donna Layton said...

Is there anything on earth more beautiful than snow?? It's like a feathery, glittery gift from the heavens.
I LOVE what Natasha made for you. I think she did a good job of capturing your taste. She is most talented. Thank you for participating in my swap!
That knitting ball wreath is adorable. I LOVE creative people.

woodey!! MN AM fan!!!! said...

hi Kari
what a beautiful post. yah baby its cold outside. I'm stamping up a storm and listening to Christmas carols on the radio.

I hope you are well.

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

wow...quite the snowfall! Beautiful snow angel. Keep warm

regina barnett said...

What beautiful photos of the snow, and all The trees are very beautiful covered in snow.

Ulla said...

Nothing like angels in the backyard, snow ones and real ones!!! Beautiful post Kari, and I've got it in mind that you'll teach yourself how to knit by the new year!

Kimla Kay said...

I'm kind of wishing I had a winter wonderland in my backyard...so very pretty!! Natasha's tree topper is beautiful. I just love it and that amazing garland too! Also enjoyed seeing your collages of your kids - they came out great.

The Tattered Nest said...

seeing your ball of yarn reminding me...I went shopping yesterday at Anthropology on 50 th and France...have you been? the displays are so much fun! they used a lot of yarn in all of their displays this year!

Anonymous said...

It's a funny thing, being a naive Californian, I've never seen it snow. We are hoping for rain, and can't wait to put a log on the fire. It's nesting time now, but soon all the boxes of Christmas Decor will be out.
Love the goodies, and things, that you share on your blog. A favorite stop for me, to hop by to visit, when I'm sipping my tea.

Silver Bella inspired me to have An Old Fashioned Holiday. Every gift will be handmade.

I was also inspired to jump into blogland, if you'd like to leave a comment and visit at: http://artwhiper.typepad.com

Off for tea. Cheers,
Karla Smith

Stacy/Creativemuse said...

Kari
Wow you have a lovely gift from Natasha! WOnderful! SO pretty!I adore your blog! Belated Blog bday wishes! I love how all that you do you invite us into your life and share...your family,crafting inspiration and treat your blog like a friend a good friend...Love it! You are wonderful as usual! Where do you find the time! Really!
with 2 busy kiddos I just got back from Ross to try and find a fitting box for my Swaps and that was near torture..for some reason the twins where biting each other and the boy 5 says every 2 seconds are we done yet? ...funny I don't shop with them much...did he not know Mom only does this when she has to? Not the grocery shopping he goes with me but who is he today????Sorry I do go on. He's a Dear. It is hard being a boy with 3 girls around you and twin babies that takes MOM's attention. Poor boy.....gotta go give some love.
Warmly,
Stacy~Creativemuse
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wanderlustandpixiedust said...

The snow sure looks lovely. Spent several years in Michigan but I never got used to such cold! Never did make a snow angel. You've just reminded me, something I need to do...

Natasha Burns said...

Hi Kari,
(I'm back!) WOW that snow looks amazing! here I am getting a suntan and you are in snow! I love that snow angel!
So glad you like your goodies. I got back yesterday and my neighbour had my packages, just opened your one now and oh my gosh I am so excited, I love every single thing! I will take photos tomorrow and catch up on my blogging this week but wanted to let you know how much I love everything you spoiled me with!
Thank you!!! Natasha : )