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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!


Oh, lovely! I'm so glad I checked in!

All appears to be well in the Paulson household. Have a wonderful holiday.

In that one photo Amelia looks just like Andy...really!

i cannot believe...well, yes, i can...that you completed that stocking already. *sigh* you are absolutely amazing, alicia. thank you for the snap of clovie. your house looks like the houses through whose windows i peek when i go walkies. it snowed here in omaha, briefly. it was beautiful. i love your "cozy" home. thank you, as always, for sharing.

I like reading your blog and looking at pretty pictures and seeing pretty Amelia all snuggly sweet!

Oh I like winter too and everything in mentioned! That stocking is a wowzer - really truly stunning.

That was simply beautiful. thank you for sharing.

how wonderful! the stocking, the sweater you are knitting looks stunning! thanks for sharing

I like winter, through your eyes. Not much winter here, so I live vicariously through you & am so grateful for all you share.

Ditto the snow wish! actually predicts snow for our (pdx) area in mid December!

That stocking is GORGEOUS!

You have such exquisite (the word is overused but can't think of a better) taste - everything in your home goes so well together!
Amelia looks like a merbaby in the sixth picture.

Mice in sweaters and aprons - shades of Tasha Tudor!

Your perspective makes winter so much more enjoyable. As I age, I'm enjoying winter more myself. I would love to be snowed in for a few days.

Amelia's stocking is so perfect. Her pink sweater is precious on her. She must have a dream wardrobe of hand knits and hand mades! What a blessed baby!

Everything around you has now taken on new meaning. Soak it in :)

I like how you appreciate all the wonderful things in your life. I'm an appreciate-er too. I like that you got Amelia! I'm so enjoying seeing her in all her sweet natural clothes, handmade with love. I spent the day volunteering at Multnomah Falls.. it was gushing loudly! I am happy to be home next to the fire! Hug the baby for me.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

That Miss Amelia is one blessed little baby. Lovely post.

Amy Miltner says: November 29, 2012 at 05:43 PM

Your post makes me smile! Thank you!

kisses for Amelia!!!
I love the soft gray sweater(dress?) you are making her so much. And her stocking is wow!!! you did get that done quickly! so many sentimental articles she will have someday!

My heart is so full for you. The simplest joys in life bring so much happiness. I am with you on the baby thing. I love the smell and the sounds. I think babies smell like buttery cookie dough. I just adore them and love that you have been blessed with your daughter. How wonderful!

I love winter too, and even though I live in Tallahassee, FL, I cross my fingers EVERY winter that we will get snow. I love how the stocking turned out--exquisite.

Love seeing all the pretty little clothes that your making for your sweet Amelia! The little flowered dress in the picture above is quite darling.

In regards to your books about snow, have you read The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey? I just read it a couple of months ago and find myself wanting to read it again already.

I love everything about your blog! I'm so glad I found you over at Mabel's House. There is not another that I love as much as yours :-) I have a daughter who has cerebral palsy and everyday she asks me, " any new pictures of Amelia" ? She loves babies. Hope you get your snow!

All I can muster is a happy, deep, and wistful: Sigh!

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About Alicia Paulson


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




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.