Saturday, February 9, 2013

Snowstorms and Sachets


It's still snowing. The prediction is that it will end later this afternoon. I'll try to remember to pop another photo or two in when it's over just to document.

Until then, here is one taken this morning. This is the kind of storm that blows and blows and crams the snow into the windows and doors and leaves hardly any snow on the trees. It's not that pretty snow. When I try to show what the blowing snow is like, the camera reads it as "fog." We are snug and cozy and warm and have our electricity. If you're in this, I hope and pray the same for you.

~In the Thick of It Yet~


~Grandson Shoveling This Morning at 7 am~



The grand does love to be helpful, but what a task for a seven-year-old! Hope that he was having fun. It's definitely a blizzard out there. This photo was taken by my daughter, his aunt, from her upstairs vantage point.

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I had another sweet package in the mail yesterday. This time from Dawn at The Feathered Nest. I have been watching her whip up these beautiful sachets and had to order some. To see more, just visit Dawn as she has photographed them so beautifully. I can tell that she loves her creations just by the way she presents them.



~Still in their protective wrappings~

~The note is as sweet as the sachets~

~The One I'm Keeping for Myself~
Thank you, Dawn! I love them. The linen drawer has never smelled so wonderful.

Stay warm and cozy out there!

Love Vee

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  1. Morning Vee, such a lovely gift, so beautiful....Keep Cozy, Francine.

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    1. Thanks, Francine. Yes, a lovely gift to myself! ☺

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  2. Those sachets look wonderful! How pretty!

    Look at your grand working so hard! My son Nate got his little girlie a shovel too, she likes to 'help,' but I do think this would be above her pay grade! :)

    Stay snug!

    Love
    Deanna

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  3. Oh how pretty, I haven't had sachets in my linen drawers in ever so long. We got a heavy snow here in Illinois while we're at our sons home, the grand kids definitely love it.

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  4. I remember little sachets when I was growing up. What a pretty thing to have when you open your linen drawer. Bet the lavender smells wonderful! Glad your safe and warm! Have a cozy weekend!

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  5. We are hearing about your storms down here...both beautiful and also can be dangerous...stay safe and warm. Aren't seven years old just precious and such good helpers?

    Oh the sachets are wonderful...how pretty!

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  6. Nothing like a lavender sachet to scent a room or drawer and I have them everywhere! Our snow has finally stopped and the sun is blazing out there this morning.
    Judith

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  7. So happy to hear that you are snug and cozy and warm...and with electricity! And that the end is in sight!

    I'll bet that package smelled wonderful even before you opened it! They are such pretty sachets too.

    Loving the photo of the dear, helpful grand! To children, work is such fun...especially if it is a bit beyond their capabilities. :D

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  8. Glad to hear that you are safe and warm. The sun is shining brightly here now and everything looks like a Winter Wonderland after yesterday's storm! The roads are plowed and everything is moving again. I LOVE lavender and those sachets are so pretty! Great shot of your grandson knee deep in the snow. Stay cozy.....

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  9. You have been in my thoughts often. I'm so glad that you have power and my guess is that you have everything on hand to bake breads and prepare wonderful comfort meals.

    The sachets are beautiful. What beautiful vintage wrappings!

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  10. I am glad you are all safe and staying warm. No snow here and I am glad for that. :-)

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  11. So glad to hear that you are snug and warm in the midst of your winter wonderland. The photo of your grandson is so sweet. He has a mighty big job there, but I admire his willingness to tackle it... at 7 a.m. no less.
    Very pretty sachet and I can imagine how nicely it smells.

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  12. Glad you have your power and are cozy and warm! New England took a direct hit, and so did Long Island. I am doing fine here, thankfully, and it was a non event most of the day but the networks needed a topic to bombard us with and cause mass hysteria. Not sure of the totals, but it is a typical storm for this time of year here. Pretty sachets. xo

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  13. So glad to hear you are all ok...The snow totals I read for Portland were astonishing. May you keep power and keep snug and warm together.

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  14. Good morning!

    Glad to hear your cozy and warm, I've been wondering about you. Love the sachets. Enjoy the rest of your week-end! HUGS

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  15. brrrrr....it all looks so cold.
    Stay in your cozy nest, view your fire via tv, make a BIG pot of hot chocolate and GET CHOCOLATE....:)
    Come over for a chance at a Goose Creek candle....

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  16. I meant MORE chocolate...like...DOVE

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  17. Those sachets are delightful!
    It looks dangerous in your yard. Stay warm.

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  18. Very pretty sachets.
    Glad you're staying warm and toasty during the snow storm.
    No snow here but LOTS of wind.

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  19. What nice gifts you received there! And I am glad you are safe in all that snow!

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  20. Why is it children are always more brave than adults to venture out in blizzards. Love the picture of your grand. It's snowing snowing here in my corner of Maine as well. Love the sachets, they are simply beautiful. Anything Dawn makes has a special something about it. ~ Abby

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  21. Stay safe and warm! Still snowing here on Long Island too.
    I guess I will have to shovel!

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  22. Look at that snow! I am happy to know that you are snug and warm in your home. Those sachets are beautiful!

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  23. Vee
    I've been thinking of you when I heard the East was getting a whopper of a storm. I'm glad you're nicely tucked in and still have your power.
    That's one industrious g'son-up at 7AM shoveling!
    Dawn's sachet are so pretty, I bet you hate to hide them away in a drawer.
    Stay warm!
    Kimberly

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  24. Lovely Lavender sachets. Lavender is my favorite scent. Glad to hear you are safe and warm and have electricity.

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  25. Glad you are cozy and warm in this storm.
    Those sachets are very cool. Love the printing on them.
    Looks like you have a nice quiet day ahead of you...

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  26. We have a bit of snow, but the winds are the killer. I posted more photos of the Shovel Brigade. I love Dawn, and her creations are stunning. I love the photo of your grandson shoveling.

    Happy snow.

    Karen

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  27. First, I'm happy you're warm and have electricity. It's so daunting to hear that so many homes are without it and I prayer it comes on soon. The sachets are amazing. We have a Lavender Festival in Sequim every year and I pick lots of it to make sachets for my drawers and for my dryer to freshen my sheets and towels. It's just a little extra effort for a lovely fragrance. XOXO

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  28. I hope you continue to stay cozy, warm, and safe (and that the electricity stays on!). It's a good day to just "be" rather than to "do" anything! I love your pretty sachets. Dawn is truly an artist! I won a lovely lace pillow that she designed and gave away when she first started blogging. I treasure it!

    Enjoy your day, whatever you do!

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  29. Thought of you and John when I looked at Camerascotta this morning and saw downtown Damariscotta shrouded in snow. Some doorways to apartment buildings and shops are totally blocked.

    Keep warm and busy! Love Dawn's handwork and heart.

    Sharon

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  30. Been watching what is going on up there. I expected us to have some of the tail end but not as of yet. It is cold here but the sun is shining. Love your photos. He is a fine young lad, I must say.
    QMM

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  31. Those sachets are beautiful! I'm praying for all of you in the storm's path. So glad you hear your electricity is still on.

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  32. -chuckle- Your grandson is amazing!!!!!!!

    It may well be "pretty," when the snow comes out. As it is here. And that makes it all quite lovely.

    Of course, I only feel this way, because we have power.

    Best wishes to all in the path of this Nor'easter. A real-old-time-one it was too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    "Auntie"

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  33. Stephanie said they had texts on both their cell phones, a call on their landline, and an e-mail from their State government warning them there was a fine and possible jail time if they got out on the roads.

    I don't think they had ever done that before and New England has had more than its' share of really bad storms recently.

    So far, they have not lost power either (unless it happened recently, which is possible). Praying for your area to get back to normal soon.

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  34. Gosh you really have some snow. Hope it does not inconvenience you too much.
    I found the same. When we had the blizzard the photos did not show the snow coming down but just a foggy atmosphere.

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  35. Glad you are inside and cozy. Also that you are experienced in this sort of weather.
    It is beautiful. The snow missed us entirely, but the temps are to drop to single digits and the wind is cruel.

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  36. That has been quite a storm Vee. I don't thing central NB got it as bad but the blowing snow is drifting badly. There was a storm surge along the south shore of NS and Shelburne's old historic district is flooded. Not good at all. Glad you are safe and cozy.

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  37. Your grandson looks so tiny in all that snow. What a trooper to tackle the shoveling! Perhaps his reward will be hot cocoa and cookies?
    The sachets are beautiful - what a treat when you open your cupboard, or closet.

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  38. Hello Vee,

    Sweet of your grandson to help with the snow. I like the photos of your yard, it looks so pretty when it has first fallen. Take care and have a safe weekend.

    Ruth

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  39. Oh my! What a weekend you are having! We keep turning on the weather channel to get the updates. Stay safe and warm! I love your pretty sachets! Sending you some warm hugs!

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  40. i hope it is ok to ask - why do you close your comments? love the snowy shots. stay warm. ( :

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    1. I often close comments for various reasons. Today, it was because I have already posted once. I don't expect visitors to comment twice.

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  41. I'm trying my best to wrap my brain around a snow storm.....wow!! The snow looks beautiful, but since I've only been in sprinkles of snow a few times in my life, it seems scary to me.
    I'm glad you have electricity!!
    It's so amazing the difference in weather and temperature across our beautiful USA.....

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  42. I'm glad you still have power. At least I assume you have from the time of the reply I see above. The sachets are pretty and I bet they make those drawers smell heavenly!

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  43. 2/10...

    Please tell me that John has a snow blower... Please.....

    "Auntie"

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    1. John sold his snowblower because he hates them so. He has a method for getting the car out, which he had failed in by not having the plow here instead...he usually thinks ahead. Anyway, the plow did most of the truly rough work. He also only works in ten minute spurts and he knows a lot about the need to pace oneself. Thanks for your concern, Auntie.

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  44. Glad you survived Nemo OK! Looks like you got a LOT of snow! Poor John out there shoveling in your next post. What? You weren't out there shoveling too? LOL...

    And Dawn makes the prettiest things! I saw those sachets and they do look precious.

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  45. My goodness Vee!!!! I am AMAZED at the snow there!!! Good grief, if our weather folks even speak of a dusting we're all rushing to the store to buy bread and milk like goobers. I can't even imagine dealing with what you guys do. I'm so very glad you are pleased with your sachets sweet friend!!! Thank you so much for buying them from me. I love knowing something I created now lives in your home! Wishing you a wonderful week Vee, hugs and love, Dawn

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