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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Scott's Project

Scott bought some plans for this table from New Yankee Workshop and while he was on vacation this week we went down to the house and he built it. He said he needs to remake the legs as he feels he made too many mistakes on the ones in the photo.
 I think it looks GREAT the way it is but I know him... he won't be happy until he has rebuilt the legs.
While he was working on this table I finished painting the ceiling in the den/kitchen with the ceiling white paint. I also painted the den to porch door with a second coat of white enamel paint and I also cleaned the two doors to the porch on the outside with plans of getting them painted with the terra cotta color. It was just too hot to paint out there; especially in the afternoon as the sun beats right in there. I also cleaned off the porch and raked up chestnut hulls.

The dogs required some attention as well with Bernadette making a trip to the groomers to get her hair shaved off and a bath. Amelia went to the vet and is on an antibiotic for 10 days and the Vet also put her on a pain reliever for her hip pain. They are both getting old and I am not sure how much longer we will have them around.

Adele was so sweet and came and stayed at the cottage while we were away and took care of our three cats. Tippy REALLY missed me bad and has stuck right to me since we returned on Thursday. He is my little buddy. Callie and Howie missed us too but they have at least gone back outside of their own accord. I hate to leave them but it's just not practical to haul them back and fourth and they would have to stay indoors down there and I am not sure Piper would like that much.

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Round and Round

 It took me several days but I finally got all the little blocks pieced together and then saw that I needed to add a small extra border to make my pieced borders fit properly.

I finally got Marsha's Round Robin finished (or at least my part) and it is now on it's way to Betty; the next gal in the round robin. I LOVE how my additions make the center pumpkins pop...

Marsha's Round Robin - ready for Betty's addition(s)

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Quick Update

 I have begun work on the border I will be adding to Marsh'a Round Robin. I just love her starter block of pumpkins.
I am thnking I need to add a small black border strip before I add my pieced border and Scott agrees. He says it will really frame the center and make the border pop. I still need to sew the top and bottom border sections but had to stop as my shoulders were killing me. LOTS of seams in this one.

Howie is such a suck up and he adores being held and having his back scratched.

Monday, October 02, 2017

Art and the Weekend

 I tried my hand at "pouring" paint this past week and my first results were ok but I don't believe it is something I will want to continue. I think I like manipulating the paint more than just pouring so that may be the way I use up the supplies I bought for pouring.
I love how this one looks and I think this is how I will use up the supplies. Paintings with movement.
Last week I also did a bit of thrifting and found a few things at two Goodwills (Easley and Travelers Rest, SC Stores). Some clothes for our neice , Abby and some crafting and organizing items for myself.

And then on Saturday Scott and I tried to hike to the top of Table Rock... we stopped short of the very top by about a mile and a half. Still pretty good for two 50+ year olds. Here are a few of my favorite photos...

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Neurologist Visit

On Tuesday I went to a Neurologist for a nerve mapping of my right arm as it has been going numb on me for awhile now and I felt it was time to find out why. I had an x-ray done of my neck at my Dr's office and it showed no issues there so it was on to the nerve mapping. I NEVER want to go through that again so I am hopping the results will show I just need  to do some physical therapy/exercises. The electrical shocks were one thing but those needles that followed... HOLY SHIT! Just sayin~ WOW! Those were rough. Comfort Kitties to the rescue.

I won't get the results for awhile - the Neurologist wasn't clear how long that would be so I'm waiting until next Wednesday and  then I will call our Nurse Practitioner to see if she has the results if I have not heard anything by then. That's a week and a half  and I would hope it wouldn't take that long.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Create, Fun and Work

I have an addiction that is so much fun and brings a smile to the Post Office folks every time I go in to mail a package. Envelope Art! I just love to take a plain manilla colored envelope and turn it into a piece of mailable art. Last week I chose to do 3 in a fall theme and just love how they turned out.
 I really like the Fall arrangement in the corner of corn, a pumpkin and some sunflowers.

 I have received another Round Robin to work on. This one belongs to Marsha and I have warned her not to read my blog if she wants it to be a surprise. This is how it arrived to me and now I will add a border to it and mail it on to the next gal. I'm thinking something pieced is in order. I'm off to search Pinterest for something interesting. I really love how this one looks and am anxious to see what the other ladies have added to my kitty kat.

Saturday we went down to the house to do some work and we stopped at Woodcraft on the way as Scott needed a 14 MM drill bit for some recessed hinges and while we were waiting for them to open at 9 we walked around a bit and I thought how fun this pair was... Italian food AND a massage. Take the stress away and then go next door for food and wine.  Sounds like the perfect way to spend a Friday evening.
 I was dragging trash to the street and  the lady that lives behind us drove up and asked if we wouldn't mind trimming our crepe myrtles back as they were ruining her pump. So we took them way back so we won't have to do it again anytime soon. It really knocked us out of our plans to get work on the house done this weekend.
Scott is planning to take a weeks vacation so we can go down and really push on the repairs as we are both quite weary of the drive. Our dilemma comes with our 3 cats as I don't want to be away longer than 2 days... 3 at max OR we need to take them with us and we aren't really set up to do that down there. UGH! I want ONE house and yard to maintain. I can't stand all this division in my life. I guess I am just a home body... a SINGLE home home body.

Saturday, September 23, 2017


I thought I would share this here on my blog as I think this is an amazing idea that should spread far and wide... please share what you are grateful for with the World.