We have friends who renovated a historic home in our town. We were invited to their home for New Year's Day. The photo at left was taken in the Spring of 2002, shortly after they moved in. Yesterday there was a Christmas tree in the bay window (where the white sofa is) and there was a fire crackling in the fireplace and snow falling outside. What you cannot see in the photo is the detail on the woodwork. Truly amazing! They have done everything possible to retain and restore the integrity of the home. All the wallpapers and the handloomed carpets are historically accurate. I took a hostess gift to my friend, a pair of wool and silk mittens I made from Blackberry Woolen Mill. The pattern is inspired by a pair found in a 19th century farmhouse in Kansas. For some weird reason I cannot upload the photo of these mittens. I may try again tomorrow.
I wish you all a healthy and happy New Year, and one full of stitches!