When we returned home, we spotted this man out fishing in front of our house - obviously he embraces the rain as well!
I was not born in the southern part of the US, but I've now lived here longer than any other region, and I am slowly but surely learning to appreciate the traditions. One is to eat greens on New Years Day - the idea being that you will be rewarded with lots of 'green backs' or currency during the new year. Another is to eat black eyed peas, in order to bring prosperity. We found an interesting recipe for chili, using black eyed peas, and I mixed this all up this morning. It has been simmering for about eight hours now, and we are about to enjoy it. (I've had a few nibbles, and it is indeed good!)
I've been doing a bit of machine quilting on some small pieces today. I will show them to you when they are completed. I'm also having fun carving a few more stamps, using designs from Geninne Zlatkis' book, "Making an Impression".
While my purpose for purchasing Zlatkis' book was to refine my carving technique, I couldn't resist tracing and carving this stamp, as Charlie and I share such a love of acorns.
I hope your New Years Day 2013 has been as pleasant and peaceful as mine!