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Wednesday, May 02, 2018


It's May... what on Earth happened to April? OOPS! So much for me posting at least weekly on this blog. Life gets crazy sometimes and this Summer is not going to be any different as we try our hardest to get our house ready to be sold so we can be in a new home before Christmas.

So lets see what we can say about April... I reached over 2000 subscribers on my You Tube channel. For some reasons over 2000 people enjoy watching me craft, make art and following Scott and I on some of our life's adventures.
A very large moon at the beginning of April had me pulling my camera out to try to capture it. I love taking photos of the moon through tree branches... makes my heart happy.

I've been doing a bit of sewing/quilting again and I so love it!

For April I came up with the idea of designing house blocks in a 12x14 rectangle for a swap.  I started with this idea but after making this first block I decide to reduce the number of pieces to simplify the process so I could get 7 blocks made before the end of April. I am looking forward to putting my neighborhood together.

I finally finished staining the inside of the upper cabinets at our house so that task could be crossed off our huge list of things to get accomplished before we list it to sell. We are slowly pecking away at the what seems like a never ending list of things to do to the house down in Cayce.
 The blooms at the cottage were amazing this year and I am wanting to start a bunch of cuttings from the azaleas here to take with me to our new home.

 Early spring mornings looking up through the trees below the cottage leads to a lot of reflection. I remember as a teen taking this type of photo and my Grandma would tell me I was "wasting film"; I think she would have LOVED digital photography.

This fungus seems to be all in the cedar tree by  the driveway at the cottage.I just find it so intriguing. Too bad it is detrimental to fruit trees causing deformities in the fruits.

Bargains were found for my arting. I'm going to use the big placemat as a stencil.

 Last weekend Scott and I drove up to Hendersonville NC to attend the Mother Earth News Fair. We had an enjoyable day and learned a few things while we were there. First stop was learning about building with Cob. The children were really "getting into it"; by the end of the talk some were covered from head to toe with the mud.
 Scott walked up and perused the table of literature about cob. We did not buy any books on it but may later.

Cheese making

Natures bouquet that was growing where we sat to eat our meal of crepes from one of the food trucks.

Of course when in the mountains where you can see more mountains you HAVE to take a photo of the mountains. It truly was a glorious sunny day.

Primitive painting! Earthen paints can be made at home and are safer to have on your walls than commercially made paints.
 And on  the way back to our car I saw this bumper sticker and had to snap a shot of it to share. Read all you can... even the banned books!
 I am doing a BOHO tag swap with some of the folks that follow me on You Tube. I created this one on Monday during a live show. I like it ok and learned a lot from making it. I learned some things I will not do on the next one. I will need to make 6 total and I know they will all be different but all in a BOHO style. I will keep one and mail out 5 and then I will get 5 back from the 5 people I mailed mine to and I am planning to put them all together on a ring as a book. I'm thinking several tag books in a basket would look lovely in my next Hobby room. So more tag swaps will be in my future I am sure.

So that was April... HELLO MAY! 

Our 33rd wedding anniversary is May 11th. It's hard to believe that much time has passed already. May your May be full of joy and happiness!

Two cats, some soup and a dog

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