Friday, December 14, 2012

Roses in December

"God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December."
-attributed to James M. Barrie

These are more like asters and coreopsis, but you get the idea:


Isn't that cheerful?  You probably already know where the fabric came from, and what the pattern is, right?

It's got more of that 3/4 sleeve action going on:


As well as some dolman-ness:


The other thing that keeps the winter blues away around here?  Trader Joe's Gingerbread Molasses cookies, baked from frozen dough:


These are the best gingerbread cookies, anywhere, anyhow.  They start out soft and stay soft.  That is, if you can keep them around for a few days.  But probably you can't. 

12 comments:

  1. It is a cheery top, perfect for grey days.
    I have never been to a Trader Joo's, they don't
    have them near me, but your cookie looks so good, enjoy.

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    1. I wore it the very next day, and it did keep me smiling :-)

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  2. That shirt is an explosion of sunshine! Can you send some my way?

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    1. No, you should come over here: we have ACTUAL sunshine today!

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  3. looks like you're already gearing up for spring! and i recall some pretty cold chicago winters when i lived in that neck of the woods... sandals? ha! super cute outfit though, i love it!

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    1. Hehe - these are my "indoor shoes," but it has been very mild this winter. And my house is really well-insulated, so it's usually pretty warm in here :-)

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  4. Very pretty! You really pull the floral patterns off well. I'm definitely going to try those cookies very soon, thank you so much for the recommendation!

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    1. Thank you! You'll love the cookies :-)

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  5. You've captured summer in a shirt! Gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks! I think I could wear this almost all year long, which is a bonus!

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  6. It's so great to see your smile and you are so confident in your style!

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    1. Thanks, Kepanie! Who wouldn't smile, with a cookie in her hand?! ;-)

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