Tuesday, January 6, 2015

WOYWW 292: The one with the winter wonderland

I haven't played at Julia's weekly WOYWW in a long time, but many of you are my friends I want to reconnect with now that this is a new year.  However, I've been sick for nearly two weeks, but feeling better, so hope to make it around to everyone as time permits.

This is what my world looked like at about 2 pm today, after the snow that fell Saturday night and Sunday morning.  Don't let the sunshine fool you.  Even after nearly three days, the snow and ice are still hanging around.

Since it's too cold to work in my craft room for any length of time,

and because I know you really only came to see the rocking horse I have chosen to show today,

this is possibly my smallest.  For those of you who aren't familiar with US currency, that is a five cent piece (nickle) I compared the rocker to.

If coming from Julia's please leave your number, so I can find you easily.  Happy first WOYWW of 2015, dear friends.

46 thoughtful remarks:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Your area looks exactly the same as mine here.. snow around and we have minus 8 degrees celsius this morning ...brrr....
What a nice little horse thi sis!It reminds me on Murano ..as I visited Venice many, many years ago .. my granny Marie had a big collection of Murano glass things --but there is no single piece left..I don't know what we did with the little glass menagerie...
I am glad to hear that you are feeling completely well again dear Elizabeth! Happy WOYWW !

sandra de said...

Wishing you a healthy 2015. Love the view of your outdoors in winter. Mine is the complete opposite sunshine and 30C in the shade. Have a lovely week.
Sandra (no number as too early to link up)

Neet said...

Lovely to see you here Elizabeth, sorry you have been ill over the festive period. I hope you are soon feeling much better.
As always give my love to Bleubeard as well as taking some for yourself.
Love the tiny rocking horse and as I am visiting in CA I actually know what this coin is.
Hugs, Neet 3 xx

Bridget Larsen said...

Love your snow scene and welcome back to WOYWW, missed seeing your desk. ifind I can craft better in winter than summer but then again we dont have snow. That rocking horse is so minute, dont lose him. Oh for goodness sake your commenting is also guarded by I AM NOT A ROBOT GRRR
Bridget #1

Bridget Larsen said...

LET ME KNOW if mine is guarded by the robot too so I can remove him

Judys Fabrications said...

How pretty is your snow.How miserable to be ill over the Christmas Season.Hope you get well very soon.
How cute is that tiny rocking horse.
Give Bluebeard a hug for me in South Australia where it's been hot,hot,hot!!
Give me Winter any day!
happy New Year.

Helen said...

hope the snow and ice go soon - but don't be sending them over here please!!! Glad you're feeling better now, there is so much flu and flu type bugs around this time of year. Cute rocking horse.
oh, and organised?? well, maybe but you might have missed the pic last week when I showed where it had gone to .... Helen 9

Krisha said...

I see we both played this week.
Your "snow" picture is very pretty, but I remember what it is really like.

LOVE that tiny rocker!!

Krisha #12

Anne said...

Hello and good to see you back - I was wondering how you were. Cute rocking horse. Snow is pretty to look at but cold is not so good. Happy 2015 and WOYWW. Anne x #23

fairy thoughts said...

Hi elizabeth ... Good to see you back .... My it looks cold there, but very pretty .... Your rocking horse reflects the Ivey feel .. Yes he is small but as they say ... Perfectly formed lol
Keep warm
Janet @16

Jackie said...

Elizabeth so lovely to see you and of course Bluebeard returning to join in WOYWW, you were missed! Whenever I see a rocking horse I think of you and your love of them!
He's a little on this week! Please keep yourself warm while you have all that snow and take care.
Jackie 4

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh Elizabeth, how lovely it is to see you back in WOYWW! I'm sorry to hear you've been ill though, hope you're well on the way to recovery now.
It looks beautiful out in your garden, we haven't had any real snow to speak of but seem to be on the receiving end of weather bombs, extreme low pressures that come barrelling across the Atlantic. Poor old Scotland and Northern England really take the brunt of those.
that rocking horse is so cute....what skill it must take to create something so tiny in glass!
HUgs, LLJ 18 xx

Annie said...

It's another day of juggling for me today....I have Lexi one side of me building with the Knex and Sam is the other side doing jigsaws so I'm popping round some of my favourite blogs while they play happily 😃
Sorry to hear you've been poorly but really hope you're feeling much better now. Your now and ice really make me feel cold brrrrrrr
Annie x. #20

Queenie Jeannie said...

We've had our share of snow here too, and it's in fact snowing as I type!! Very pretty as long as you're INSIDE! :D

What a little masterpiece you've created! BRAVO!!!

I hope you feel better soonest!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #33

Artatag said...

Snow looks wonderful! But to be honest as soon as the new year starts, I have the feeling it is high time for spring!
Your rocking horse is so delicate and sweet!
Gabriele 29

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

That's probably all the snow I will see this year! Enjoy while you can! That is a TINY rocking horse. I don't think I could see it clearly without glasses! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #27

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi ELizabeth, glad to see you back....sharing your rocking horses...so tiny this one. The snow scene looks beautiful to me...hot and humid here, and it doesn't look pretty outside. Get well soon Cheers RobynO#31

Anonymous said...

LOL! The presence of a nickel on your blog confused me! Happy to see you back after a while and hope you are feeling fine and ready for a new year of WOYWW. You've been missed. to be fair I wasn't over the moon about the book either but it was a gift and would never say that where it might be seen :) I do like her style but that particular book leaves me a bit cold. Ah well, it's the thought and all that.... :)

Happy First WOYWW of 2015!
Mary Anne (15 - just a lucky coincidence)

Angela Coles said...

what a cute little rocking horse.

Be well my friend, and many blessings to you from Angela #40

dawn said...

Hello, what a gorgeous winter wonderland. That is what we are having now too which means school is canceled today. I love seeing the sun shine on the snow but I to know not to let it fool me.
Your rocking horse is adorable!!

Stay warm and keep getting better!

pearshapedcrafting said...

The snow does look lovely, I can almost feel the cold from here! We are expecting high winds here but temperatures up to13 C! Love your little glass rocking horse! Snuggle up with your feline friends and keep warm! Chrisx

My name is Cindy said...

THat looks lovely - but I think the blue skies are what make it! Grim and grey here and thankfully no snow. Sweet rocker, that really is a diddy one! Hope you are back in top form very soon, Hugs, Cindy #44

House of Bears said...

All that snow calls for a snow rocking horse!!

Horace @ no. 49

Julia Dunnit said...

How fab to see you're on the list and read that you're feeling a little better, gosh it's taken some time. I'm not fooled by the sunshine. As grey and dull as it is here, and as much as I miss such lovely light, I don't want the cold or the ice and snow it brings. No sir.
That glass rocking horse is tiny...how clever.

Lisa Graham Art said...

Glad to read you are feeling better! The snow has been beautiful, but oh this cold is just so...so...well, cold.

Have a great day Elizabeth and pet Bleubeard for me.

Tertia said...

Glad to hear you are feeling a little better. Its almost impossible to imagine snow when we are positively melting away over here. Luckily we just had a very welcome thunderstorm that cooled it off a little.
Love your little rocking horse.
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #22

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

That is just the sweetest little rocking horse. It reminds me of a collection of tiny glass animals that my Aunty had, when I was a little girl.
Thank you for your kind comment on my cards this morning. No die cutter required though, just a couple of punches and a paper trimmer to cut the card to size.

Kristiina Majuri said...

Sorry you're freezing, luckily houses in Finland are built to stay warm even though it's cold outside, but I know thats not the case everywhere :) we have -10, but no snow... Wanting to say thanks to you Elizabeth, because googling for altered book tutorials led me to your blog ( and a good tutorial) and to wondering what this woyww business was about.

Belinda Basson said...

We must live poles apart cos I am sweltering today as it is the height of summer! Cute little guy you got there.

Divers and Sundry said...

No snow here, but our low last night was like 9F or some equally horrid number. It hardly seems right that it's that cold _without_ snow :( Your snow is lovely :)

What a cute little rocking horse. I admire your collection.

Hammers said...

Happy New Year to you and Bluebeard...the snow looks prettier where you are than here in Manhattan!! Love that tiny Rocking Horse, super cute. Cx #66

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

So glad to see your post. Love that tiny rocker ! Some days all I have is nickels. Winter has taken it's toll, worn out its Welcome here in IOWA..terrible winds and minus 30 with wind chill so can only stay in.2 more days and maybe we can see improvement.
#54 this week, Wishing you Good Health, and a Blessed New Year ahead.

Nikki C said...

Pretty picture and we finally got snow that stuck around and that is one tidy little rocking horse :) hugs Nikki 8

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I got the chills just looking at that picture. Of course it doesn't help that I'm not the picture of health either. That is such a teeny rocking horse! Very sweet! Thanks for the visit earlier. Stay warm!!! Judy #70

Lisca Meijer said...

I'm glad you are feeling better after being ill. Welcome back!
Love you snow photo. It's so pretty isn't it, but not so nice when you live in the snow.... (Here is southern Spain it's still very sunny and nice enough to eat outside everyday.)
Not what you want to hear... sorry...
That glass/crystal rocking horse is so cute. I bet it's old.
Have a great week,

johanna said...

the horse is too cute, oh my!! and the snow here is quite melted, but there are icy leftovers, which i hate, because that makes me so insecure in Walking.
stay save and healthy, elizabeth!

Marit said...

Welcome back dear, I hope 2015 will bring good health, energy and a lot of creativity!!! And wow, you got snow?!!! I haven't seen the white stuff for over a year (it snowed in Holland last month, just not in my place... too near to the sea I guess...) Happy woyww and a hug from Holland, Marit #40

Hettie said...

That snow looks wonderful when you compare it with the warm rain we have here 11c right now.
Your rocker is beautiful but so easy to get lost.
Sorry to hear you have been poorly. I am not sure I know anyone who hasn't been.
Happy New Year and see you on Tuesday all being well.
Hugs from 58

Eliza said...

Wow love the snow what a beautiful sight to behold, but probably really cold. We are experiencing heat waves, storms and some fires too.

Love the rocking horse how tiny he is. Truthfully I come to see you and bluebeard and where is his photo and what about squiggles that beautiful boy. Sorry I have posted really late this week but better late than never.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda #76

~*~Patty S said...

cute lil horse E!
glad you are finally feeling better...
your snowy world looks alot like ours here in northern Virginia...it is going to stick around awhile too because we have had single digits ...brrr Happy January

Kyla said...

Welcome back oh how I have missed the rocking horses-this one is SO diddy :-)

Love seeing snowy picks as here in the UK its wet and windy (as usual) and I hope you are feeling better soon.
Thanks for visiting my blog already

Kyla #13

Ali H said...

Thanks for visiting - what a cute tiny horse ! Sorry to hear you have been feeling poorly - hope you can stay snug & warm out of the snow ! Ali #21

Cazzy said...

Hi Elizabeth and Bleubeard, Happy WOYWW.
Thanks for visiting me. I have probably had those pencils 8 years at least now, and it was my son who dropped them and didn't tell me immediately (um I don't know if it mattered but I dropped your parcel the other day - YES IT DID SON). I was actually taking it up with the seller - then I found out and couldn't really continue to blame her.
Anyway Nikki C just gave me a great tip about microwaving them and I am going to try that, nothing to lose, how amazing that someone has come up with this after all this time, and I never thought of it!

I love your snowy photos, and I thought the little rocking horse was an ice sculpture at first.

I'm glad you are feeling better, and I bet Bleubeard is curled up somewhere warm.

Cazzy x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo there Elizabeth,
A great wintery images on blog post today!
And that wee rocking horse is soo cute!
Thanks so much for popping over :D happy belated WOYWW!
Shaz in Oz.x #24

{Shaz in Oz – my personal blog}

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Elizabeth,

What a gentle rocking horse. Can you imagine how the glassblower got it so perfect - and so small!

I will put your name in the hat for a calendar. Thank you for visiting me already!

Happy belated WOYWW
Peace Kay (61)

Twiglet said...

No snow here - just wild windy weather! Sorry I am a bit late - been busy tidying and sorting cupboards ready for house viewing - argh!! x Jo