Saturday, January 24, 2009

Country snapshots

We've been working at the cottage for a few days,
here are a few pictures of what we've been up to!
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We collected cotton from the side of the road...it just blows in from the fields.
I was hoping to maybe make a handmade doll with it?



It was a beautiful day for riding bikes


Mowing the overgrown lawn :) Believe it or not, I really enjoyed it!!

Ok, I was exhausted. ;) Here I am resting in the yard (lol can you see my boots?)


I picked these flowers in the backyard , and hung it up to dry in the barn :)


My Family~

My sister is working on her newest crocheting project--a skirt!

Mom is "freshening up" the place!

Our Handyman--Dad is fixing the lawn-mower


Here's a picture of my brother--with his "coon skin" hat, of course!


A path through the woods

The shoes of a ten year old brother.... :)

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We had dear friends of ours stop by today, and I was given a pre-civil war era 'sheet steel' pan as a gift!
It looks cast iron, but the feel is completely different! I'm looking forward to using it!! :)

We loved the decorative birds nest and egg as well. Perfect decor to add to our cottage!

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I hope you have a blessed Sabbath!

22 comments:

Laura said...

Love it! Look so wonderful.

Lady Farmer said...

Mia ~
What a beautiful family you have. You are all so busy fixing up your charming cottage!
How fascinating to find cotton along the roadside! I can hardly wait to see what it will become in your hands.
A pre-civil war pan! What a treasure.I wonder if it cooks like the cast iron? I just used my cast iron pan this morning for breakfast eggs. I sure like it.
All of your pictures are lovely, especially the nest with egg.
Pray you and your family have a lovely day of refreshment in the Lord tomorrow.

Miss Jen said...

Mia, what a lovely collection of photos! ;)
How exciting to be in the process of fixing up your new house!! The property is simply beautiful, I could indeed see some hoop skirts gracing it's grounds. ;)
A blessed Sabbath day to you, Mia.

Love your sister-in-Christ,
Miss Jen

Madison said...

Beautiful pictures Mia! :) I love the one with the path through the woods. It reminds me of the Robert Frost poem "The Road Not Taken." :)
Beautiful pictures!

~Madison

Anonymous said...

Cool pictures! You have real gift for photography! I noticed what looked like a rubber band on your boots in one of your pics... I was curious to know if it was for riding horses? My sister and I have used them on occasion for keeping our feet in the stirrups when we were riding a difficult horse. I have since stopped using them after getting caught up and it not breaking. It looks like y'all are having fun with your new place!

Lisa

Abigail and Lydia said...

How old fashioned and cool! Keep posting pictures of your new home!!
I love your blog!!!
Lydia

akcooper said...

Beautiful pictures! It looks like a very lovely place to live

Diane said...

Mia, mud and all it looks like fun! Oh...to be outside with spring springing!

Another thing you could do with all of the cotton bolls is to glue them onto a vine wreath for the door! That would be a perfect country welcome for your new home! They're beautiful!

Diane

Abigail and Lydia said...

Mia I love the pictures! I have three little brothers and their shoes get quite buddy!:) My brothers have coon skin caps that they like to wear when their playing too. You new home looks like its going to be very peacful.
Abigail

Regan Family Farm said...

Hi Mia~
Your blog is both beautiful and inspiring. Do you or your mom have favorite skirt/dress patterns?

Rachel and Jessica said...

Hi Mia! Thanks for sharing pictures of your new house! It looks so "old-fashioned" and picturesque! =:)

Jessica and I have nominated you for an award! Come see our blog for details!

Blessings!
Rachel

Paula said...

Dear Mia,

Your photos are beautiful!!! I especially love the one with your boots in the photo! Such loveliness! The decorative birds nest and egg are so pretty! I love to decorate with things like that. The pre-Civil War pan is wonderful! I love to cook with my cast iron. I am sure that will cook well! Enjoy using it!

You have such a beautiful family and your homestead and cottage are so beautiful too!!! I am so happy for you and your family!!!

I look forward to seeing the skirt your sister is crocheting! I am sure it will be very pretty! I love all the skirts and dresses you, your mom and sister are wearing. I only wear skirts and dresses and I love it!

Many blessings in Jesus,
Paula

Mia said...

Thank you for all the lovely comments!!!
Ms. Lisa- Thank you! I've heard of the rubberband idea, but it was actually just a piece of straw from the yard! I do wish we could have horses though :)
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Ms. Diane- What a great idea!! As we collect more cotton, I'm sure we'd be able to make a wreath with it; thanks for the idea!
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Regan Family- Thank you for stopping by! Right now, we're really searching for simple patterns, I dont know if I have a favorite yet (Although the sensibility patterns look beautiful and I'm hoping to purchase one soon!)
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Rachel&Jessica- Thank you for the award!! wow! :)
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Again, I appreciate all the encouragement from your comments ladies!!
In Christ,
Mia

Laurie said...

Mia,
My daughter, who is also 17, just came across your blog as a link from a link on Courtney's Contemplations. We are immediate fans! What beauty you capture in your photos! Isn't our God good to give us such loveliness and the desires of our hearts? God bless you and your lovely family!
BTW, I enjoy mowing the lawn too... I can only imagine being able to mow in January. We live in the very cold state of Pennsylvania. Snow has been our lawn for a while!

Mrs.Laurie and Jessica

Natalie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I've only been reading yours for a couple of days, and so far I love it! You have a lot of creative and unique ideas that I haven't seen in other blogs. Hopefully I'll be able to comment more often :) God's Peace!

The Henderson Family said...

Mia this post was so beautiful, peaceful and gentle. Your family appears to be so comfortable in this new setting. What a blessing! Keep up the wonderful posts like this.

It is lovely to see a young woman focusing her posts on the things that the Bible tells us should fill a woman's days. Sometimes it is nice to leave talk of politics and the economy to the gentlman.

Domestically Inclined said...

What a beautiful blog and live you have!

Marie said...

Hi, I have been reading your blog for a little while and really enjoying it. Your blog is relaxing and beautiful to read.

I love to crochet and have been looking for a good skirt pattern. Might I ask where your sister found hers? I can't seem to find one that is pretty and modest. :)

Mia said...

Ms. Marie,
Thank you! I just asked my sister, and she has actually memorised the pattern...it was a library book, and she can't remember the title name! lol!
If she checks the book out again, I'll let you know which book the pattern is from :)
Thank you again!

--Mia

Mia said...

Ok, we found it!
The book title is "Hooked on Crochet" by Candi Jensen :)

hope that helps!
--Mia

Marie said...

Thank You SOOOOOO much! I'll have to look around for it. I did look at our library but halfway through the first few books I realized that it could take forever to look though all the clothing crochet books. Thanks!

Down the Rabbit Hole said...

I love your photo's...you have such an eye for beauty. Your cottage is looking so lovely! I so love your clothes, you look just beautiful mowing the yard! The skirt is just amazing that your sister is crocheting. Thank you for sharing!
Blessings!
Selia