Winterlikes

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I like winter. I like wool socks and toasted oatmeal and the rocking chair in front of the fireplace and a warm little baby cheek on my chest. I like beeswax candles that smell like golden honey and glow through the evening. I like gray afternoon skies swollen with rain, and black birds that hop from fence to tree. I like nightlights that go on at dinnertime, and curry dinners that start early and end early, with Mexican hot chocolates at the end of them. I like travel shows about how Christmas is celebrated in other countries. I like piles of tiny wool undershirts and booties that don't fall off and baby blankets stacked in every room. I like tiny white lights that brighten every corner, and electric Swedish candles in every window. I like my pale gray flannel sheets. I like Medieval Christmas carols and a new stack of books about snow (I have this one and this one so far) on my night stand. I really like hours and hours of sitting with the baby in my arms, watching her tummy move up and down as she breathes, watching her rose-colored eyelids flutter as she dreams, feeling her fingers thread themselves through my fingers while she half-sleeps. I like tiny warm baby feet in my hand. I like little handmade stuffed-animals and dolls and little mice that wear sweaters and calico aprons. I like bunnies. I like plain white nightgowns with long sleeves. I like things with peppermint chips in them. I like Pillsbury sugar cookies decorated with buttercream frosting by kids. I like corgis that lean on you when they sleep, and stare longingly at you when they're awake. I like husbands that are great fathers. I like knitting with a baby asleep on my legs. And for the record, I like miracle snow, and if Brother North-wind wanted to send some this way this December, I'd do fifty pirouettes and faint with glee. Not that I want for anything at all, but . . . just saying.

*Her pink sweater and her Christmas dress, halfway done! I finished the stocking yesterday :) Yay!

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I think I've mentioned it to you before but if haven't already seen Onegin, please do! The snow, the passion, the story-all so good-I don't see it on Netflix but maybe the library?
Happy wintry to you all

I wish my Christmas stocking looked as nice as yours! Mine is knitted, but it was my first one, and I have learned so much from doing it.
I've been looking at smocked little sweaters for one of my little grandchildren. Can you share your pattern, please? :)
What a fabulous season this will be for your family!
Please give Clover a hug from me!

WOW I can't believe that you can still get so much done as a new mother.
I remember just being a zombie, lol
All your likes are amazing and I so miss things like clouds and rain this time of year. sigh...and yes I REALLY miss snow.
Happy Holidays
Amy

so, so sweet!!

I love your days.

Okay, I feel like I've reached an all new level of blog-stalker. ;o)

We find out on Tuesday if we are having a boy or girl... and I have been loving Miss Amelia's wardrobe. I zoomed in on that little tag on her sweet little floral top (that looks oh-so Liberty of London) and thought it looked like mini-boden tag. A little baby-fashion-csi later... and yep! It's the Pretty Play Set. Not only that, I already have that outfit pinned on Pinterest. ♥

You inspire on so many levels!

Who needs the powerball...that sweet baby has won the life lottery. Again, thank you for sharing the sweet, beautiful details of your life. They are a treasure.

Alright! I can keep silent no longer....

Firstly - THAT BABY IS SOOOOOOO CUTE!!!!!!! sigh.

Secondly, Cozy is right! Very lovely!

I don't think I've ever commented before but your story is just heartwarming!

Best wishes and smooches to little Amelia! =D

xxo

Only two pictures of that beautiful baby this time? Sigh.
I am just happy for you, and your chest-resting baby.
The book: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey is so stunning.

Alicia, if you haven't already, read "The snow child" by Eowyn Ivey. It is very beautiful, sad and magical and would really resonate with you, I think.

You bring such warmth and joyfulness . . . in every like. I love listening to you . . .

i am hoping for snow too!

Thanks for sharing your Posy Coziness, Alicia...I have been looking for snowflakes around Portland, too:) Hugs to you and yours from Gracie

And I like your likes :)
What happiness and coziness.
And every time there's a pic of Amelia, I just get so happy I almost cry.
After seeing your like to the modern folk etsy site, I immediately purchased two patterns and cannot wait to try them out (isn't he the nicest shop owner?)
The new stocking is perfect. In every way.
Thank you, as always, for sharing and reminding us of the goodness of the sweet, holy things.

I'm so happy that you are enjoying the baby days! They are not always easy as I'm sure you know. Thank you for sharing your family and home with us. When do we get to see a beautiful photo of mama and baby together? Those are the photos Amelia will treasure the most. :)

I can't believe you finished an embroidered stcking already!

Thanks for all your liking and loving. Our time is too short for much else.

I just love your home, so peaceful and full of the perfect beautiful touches. Your list of likes is dreamy, makes me want to calm down and just enjoy being - sometimes its so hard to remember that! I also want to make cross stitch linen stockings now, love that!

GREAT BOOK PICKS!

'Ice' has been on my list for ages.

Have you read 'East'? It's a retelling of the fairy tale East of the Sun, West of the Moon. I really liked it!

I have a confession to make: I've always liked your blog. But I like it soooo much more now that Amelia is here. I mean, seriously, I have never met a more well-dressed kid, nor one who so expertly poses on all matters of blankets and quilts. Meadow's cute, too.

And.........I like people like you that can get enjoyment from small things.

I like your blog so very much! Just lovely :)

Debbie from Illinois says: November 29, 2012 at 07:28 PM

Lovely! Thank you for sharing your little family and cozy home with us.

Love it all but especially want to know about the star tree topper! Is it wooden? Do you remember where it is from? Love!

Your photography is amazing! I love the comfy photos of your home!

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My name is Alicia Paulson
and I love to make things. I live with my husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon, and design sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet patterns. See more about me at aliciapaulson.com

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Since August of 2011 I've been using a Canon EOS 60D with an EF 18-200mm kit lens and an EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens.