Saturday, January 26, 2013

Saturday and comfort foods....

The weather curtailed the opening...we were on a level 2 snow emergency where the community was asked to stay off the roads and be safe. Do not go out unless it is an emergency.  It was with a heavy heart that I posted on facebook that we would have a meet the artist afternoon on 2/17/13 from 2 until 4. Still I received email notifications and phone calls that people had ventured out only to find The Works closed due to inclement weather.  I do believe in safety first and was relieved when I knew the Columbus people were home safe and sound.

My new little friend..Alden was created by my friend over at Yoborobo's fiber studio...I won him in a blog give away contest....
Doesn't he have the cutest expression???  And he loves the warm felted hat and hand knit gloves Cyd made for me....
I could swear that I heard Alden talking about the dogs running in and out all afternoon....
I just love my new hat....I am ready for the cold winter winds...
more candlelight...shine ....we all shine in the beauty of candlelight....

I love the roving of yarns that Cyd sent to me for my desert flower whispers.....

Today Ken made a new recipe for comfort food...macaroni and cheese with ham and bread crumb topping.  I made a very large ham and bean pot of soup that we had some delicious cornbread and butter.  I napped today...did laundry.... and rested.  My body was worn out from the anticipation of the events yesterday.  Ken brought in the mail and newspapers ...and I received a special little gift...from Yoborobo little Alden.  This wonderful stuffed spirit was enough to cheer my spirits...I lit some more candles and enjoyed the quiet of my day.  I hope you are all safe as we live in this Artic blast of weather. I have a baby shower tomorrow but other than that the day is mine.  I wish you peace and warmth.  Imagine and Live in Peace,  Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart


  1. Hi Mary Helen! Hi Alden! :) I'm so glad he made it there. It has been so cold here, that all I want to do is sip tea and stay inside! :) I hope Alden brings you many smiles. xox!

  2. Oooo, a blog just for me! This is adorable, must add this blog to my list. Be well, Mary Helen. Your day of rejuvenating relaxation sounds very nice.

  3. Alden holds my heart in his tiny being...there is something about a soft, loveable figure to add warmth to a human heart that may be feeling sad. He is with me every morning and will travel along as my spirit guide. people may say I am crazy.....and I can not get them for lying but I do love my new buddy. Peace today and every day ....Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  4. I understand how little Alden could give you comfort. When I was little I had a stuffed dog that did just that. Obviously it was meant to be that your name was drawn. :)
    I adore that hat too!
    You were right to close due to bad weather. Those people should have double-checked. You did what you could by posting on Facebook.
    Today we are having freezing rain. I have today off but I worry about my niece driving into work through this, especially since she's a young driver. I HATE this weather.
    xoxo - Cindi

  5. Good to take a day to rest. Comfort food sounds good, roasted veggies here tonight with a salad and some oatmeal shortbread cookies I found an easy recipe for....snowing but warmer, a whole 30f, fire blazing in the wood stove, snowy scene at dusk, perfect. xox