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Wednesday, March 21, 2018


Hello my friends! Here it is March and the weather has been so crazy. There is currently a stiff cold breeze blowing against the cottage and I have a couple space heaters going to take the chill off inside. I am planning to turn the oven on to bake some sweet potatoes in a little while to help warm the place a little more. The furnace ran out of fuel oil and Scott went and bought 10 gallons of diesel to get us through until "Spring" but he couldn't get the furnace to start back up and we didn't have the money to call the repair man out to get it going again and that is why we are using the space heaters. I am really hoping we are out of this little house before next Winter... fingers and toes crossed.

 Howie and Tippy have been doing their best to keep us warm when the temperature dropped this month and of course handed out lots of kitty love as well.

 Amelia (above) and Bernadette (below) got their yearly checkups and shots early in the month. They're doing pretty good for a couple old gals.

 Piper (above) has a new playmate, Coal (below). Coal showed up out on  the back porch one day and decided to stay but our 3 cats didn't like him one bit so we asked Greg if he would like to have him . So Coal met Piper... didn't go too well and the first week he was there she growled and hissed constantly but now he has sort of grown on her and they play together. Both Piper and Coal had check-ups and Coal has been neutered.
 These two photos of Coal were taken when he had just returned home from having "the surgery". He is tiny and only weighed 4.4 pounds at his check-up and the Vet says he won't get much bigger.

 This is a "Zine" made out of one sheet of 8 1/2x11" cardstock. They are alot of fun to make and swap with other crafters.
 This showed up on the cedar tree by the driveway here at the cottage and it turns out it is bad for apple and pear trees as it cast spores that cause deformities in the fruits. It caught my eye as it looked so creepy cool. Now I am hoping no one near by has fruit trees that will be damaged by this fungi. Here is a link to the article on it -

Today is the first day of Spring - HAPPY SPRING YOU ALL!!!!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

February in Review

Greg had bought a discount bag of bananas one weekend we were down at the house thinking it would give him bananas for the week. Little did he know the 4 bananas on the top of the bag were the only regular sized in the bag the rest were mini-bananas. The look on his face was priceless!
 We just LOVE our cottage kitty trio; they each have a unique personality that is all their own. Callie goes on "patol" about the yard making sure no interloper invades HER yard.
Callie on a rest break
 Howie is the largest of the three and the biggest baby. He waits for Scott EVERY night so he can get a good scratching and a cuddle from "Dad" cat.  During storms Howie is almost inconsolable and will cry and cry.

"Painty Papers" and a few "extra" goodies from my swap partners.

Mixed Media Mash-up for week 45. I cut this up and turned it into painty paper journals.
This past weekend we were down at our house doing a bit of work in the yard and garage. So much was in bloom...
Red Bud tree in the backyard.

There were so many bees working the air was filled with their voices.
 My Camellias were full of blooms!

The Hawthorne cherry tree in the front yard was stunning and alive with bees as well. It and the cedar behind it I planted years ago when they were each about a foot tall.

This Tulip Magnolia always puts on a grand show every year.

The kitties really missed us while we were away and stuck so close to me when we got back. Makes me wonder if they had some trouble with something or someone when we were gone.

Howie and Callie - Sibling Ying Yang
 Yesterday Scott and I went up to Travelers Rest to walk at the park and then go to Goodwill for "Old Fart Tuesday" - Seniors Day so we could save another 25% off our purchases.
Scott took this photo of a gorgeous choke cherry at the park.

Our "treasures" from Goodwill!

Monday, February 26, 2018

January Wrap Up

"INCHIES" = 1 inch Art Tiles all wrapped
and ready to swap with other You Tube Artsy Folk.

Mixed Media Valentine Postcards
to brighten some mailboxes.

My Kitty Cat Round Robin came back home and I LOVE it.
I am thinking about adding another border or
two and turning this into a wall quilt.

Dishes Before...

And After one morning in January... no dish washer 

The GIANT January full moon!

The start of a year long project - A paper bag journal

January page
February page

Sunday, January 21, 2018

January 20th, 2018 Adventure

Yesterday we decided to go on a little adventure just to get out of town with no work insight... whether at a job or on a house. We just needed a goof off day away so Scott found out about an Antique tractor, motorcycle and car show and swap meet. So we drove to White Pine, TN to attend.

Enjoy the show. If you click on the pictures you can view them larger.













Reminded me of the little church in Smithville Center, NY
Good but nothing compared to The Smoking Pig in Easley, SC