Thursday, December 31, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
We will love and miss her... for she was one-of-a-kind feline.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Have you heard a funny sound lately? It would be me...work my fingers to the bone! I have had over 70 sales since December 1st! Fabric has been flying and the scissors chopping. I think only Santa's workshop has been busier...I even had to pull Red and Skippy into the mix for Post Office runs. But I am so grateful to all my fans and customers this season! Thanks to all who have purchased and helped me to pay the mortgage and bills! It has so been worth the late nights and lack of sleep...next year I will be a little more prepared now that I know who the busy season works! So I promise not to be so neglectful of this little blog..but now I need to get Christmas shopping!! Isn't Christmas a week away?!!
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Hopefully I will be ready...will you?!!
Friday, November 13, 2009
My condo in Savannah is for rent again! The current renters are moving soon and that means it is available again!
Ideally located between Historic Savannah, Georgia and Tybee Beach, my condo offers seclusion and relaxation on beautiful Wilmington Island. It has two bedrooms/2 baths with a spacious open plan living room and dining room. The kitchen has a great pantry! There is also washer/dryer hookups! Plenty of storage with a walk-in closet in the Master plus an outside storage closet on the large screened-in porch...just steps away from the pool! Located in a great neighborhood with plenty of space for walking, jogging or biking!
Call Cathy at Southcoast Properties (912) 355-9223 for more details...how about a viewing? Just mention Bull River Bluff! You will love the quiet, safe and convenient island living!!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Here is the latest update on Beau! When I took him to the vet Friday before last I was told that he needed to have his teeth cleaned. He has Gingivitis and because of the plaque one of his teeth was loose and probably needed to be pulled! Bella had to have her teeth cleaned a few years back and she did fine so I figured it was good for Beau to have his done too. I took him early Tuesday morning and left him for the day. He had 4 days of Prozac...
When I picked him up I had to meet with the vet to discussed his treatment. He had to have 2 teeth pulled because the roots had degraded and he has antibiotics he has to take twice a day but no Prozac for now! He was acting strangely in his carrier while we were at the vet...kinda bobbin and ducking, like a prizefighter. After arriving home, I took him out of the carrier and his back end would not work. He just pulled himself forward with his front paws. Not really over the anesthesia!
He hid under the bed all evening and night not eating or drinking. That lasted through the next day. When he walked around the house he was limping...sad. They gave him a shot in his leg to put him too sleep..but because of the Prozac he had to have a little more so that meant 2 shots!
Wednesday he seemed to be a little better. I let him out on the screen porch with Bella in the evening and next thing I know....I was breaking up a cat fight! He had turned on Bell, who have flattened herself on the floor.
Now keep in mind they are best friends! They sleep together, eat together, play and just hang out all day. This was very upsetting to Bella and me! So I separated everybody and put him in my room...where he promptly got under the bed! When I woke up the next morning, Thursday, he was standing by the back door ready to go out on the porch again! He still was not eating or drinking...that I could tell. But by Friday morning he seemed to be even better and decided to have a snack! Now he is just slightly limping.
So as you can see, it has been very busy around here! Every day he is getting better and better...it is just taking a while! Hopefully he will be cured by Monday! Maybe then he will have forgotten about peeing on everything and will not need the Prozac!
Friday, October 9, 2009
He has been waking me up for a week or more now at 4:30 or 4:45 ....every single day! He will pee on something at that time of day so I try to hold him off until 6:30 or 7:00. That means trying to sleep with the light on...which does not work! It does calm him down for a while but not too long. So I get up and get to work. Good thing my "office" is in the kitchen! I cut out aprons and surf the web, trying to be quiet as to not wake up Sweet Mama. But most of the time, she is up by 7:30.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
But Bruiser is the top dog, and don't you forget it...it's just that Sam needs a little reminder from time to time! But he's learning!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
No Squirrley has been sighted in the past few days. Been waiting but nothing...just some nibbles when I wasn't looking. Hope the Squirrellog doesn't wash away with all this rain.. ya know, it is made with corn flour...
Supposed to be like this through the weekend... must work...no naps...I am not tired..(sigh). I am going to make some new aprons for the shop, I hope. Just wish for a little sunshine to take the pictures!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I am in another treasury!! This one is called Make a House a Home. She has featured my Swirly Floral Vintage Inspired Half Apron. It is so cute and looks so pretty in that listing! Here is the site http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=80841 it is good until Friday Sept 11 at 2:30 am. Keep your fingers crossed it makes it to the front page of Etsy!
Friday, September 4, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
This photo is of Beau on Sweet Mama's bed. She has a reclinder beside the bed from which she watches TV. The green satin neck pillow was given to her by LB's fiancee a few years ago. Now Beau can not stand THAT LADY.... She smells funny (smokes) and she has a flame thrower (lighter) that makes a weird sound. Every time THAT LADY goes outside to the screened-in porch..Beau is killing himself to get away from her! It is kinda funny to watch. But, needless to say, he LOVES the satin neck pillow she gave Sweet Mama. He jumps up on her bed and falls on top of it. Then rests his head on the pillow and falls out! If he only knew....
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
We went to Atlanta today to see the prosthodontist so Sweet Mama could have her appliance adjusted. It was a great visit...picked up her spirits! The Dr always spends lots of time with her and knows just the right things to say! She feel much better now and more able to face the upcoming challenges before her. Such a relief!
She goes tomorrow for more blood work regarding her kidneys. When she admitted last Thursday she was down to only 7% kidney function! Critical! After the weekend, she is now, pretty much, back to normal and with no kidney damage. The bloodwork tomorrow will give us a better picture.
So things are looking up around here. Pretty soon the shop can get back to normal...I have a bunch of new aprons cut out and waiting to be made...4 more sales from hitting 100 sold! Yea!! It has been A LOT of work but worth it! I don't know what I would have done if I had to have worked a "real job"! I guess everything happens for a reason..but who knew that it would be because Sweet Mama got sick... Now she just needs to get better...we got aprons to sell!!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Yesterday Red was over here all day and even went to radiation with us. She went home and brought diner back to cook and even bought her own birthday cake. Sad isn't it... On my birthday we had to go to Emory in Atlanta to get Sweet Mama's eye sewn closed again. Sigh... My birthday dinner was eating Chick Fila in the car on the ride home.
So..Red and I have decide that we will celebrate our birthdays Feb 1 next year...like a half birthday celebration. When we were little we always moved in the summertime..usually August ... so we would have a joint birthday party on August 1, before the move (or sometimes even if we weren't moving), with all of our friends. Maybe by February things will be back to normal and we can all go out to dinner and celebrate like we always do!
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Thursday was Skippy's 15th birthday! We had a nice little mini party with cake! It was very good!! It has been very raining around here. Don't get me wrong..we need the rain. It's just hot and rainy now! Bad for the new driver...
If you drive over soon he will be glad to show you his learner's permit and offer to take you for a ride ...in your own car! Just let me know!!
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Thanks to cyndesplace for including me in this great collection!
Friday, July 24, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
She is celebrating 400 followers on her blog and is giving away a lot of stuff! I am listed on Day One...last Monday's blog post! I am giving away a BBQ Style of your choice! Just go to my shop and pick out the one you like and comment on her blog! It is that easy! On that day there are 3 other items to be given away too...all to the same winner! What a deal! Check it out!
This week has been a little hectic and all...being that it was Sweet Mama's first full week of radiation. It got better every day, so that is a good thing! The other problem I have been having is that Beau is waking me up every morning around 3 to 4 am. It is driving me crazy! He has never done it be for now and he is now 6 yrs old! I get up and feed him...just to keep him quiet. He has a big mouth and can be very loud! I don't want him to wake up Sweet Mama! Most days he gets back in the bed and goes back to sleep...me too! But this morning that just didn't happen! I am so tired! I am trying to poke him and wake him up all afternoon...Anybody got any great ideas?
I can not lock him up or out of my room. That just makes him cry louder! If it was winter it would be different. He doesn't like to be cold. But I can't afford to turn down the ac to icy! He is a very sweet cat and very loving! But he is wearing me out!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
I won from two! http://www.icing101.etsy.com/ and http://www.ormolu.etsy.com/ Check out their shops!
and also http://www.theardentsparrow.etsy.com/
Here are the items I said I liked!
Are these fabric flowers cute! They are "Va Va Voom Pink Corsage Pin Brooch" I thought I might put them on a winter purse I have! You know, dress it up a bit!
Love these glass buttons! They are called "Savoir Faire Baubles". Think I will made magnets out of them for the fridge!
What do you think? Any better ideas for my winnings...or maybe I will pick something else... I have a $15.00 credit in each shop! Something to think about on my drive to Atlanta today!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
It's still raining! It started back this afternoon and has been raining on and off ever since. My tomatoes are loving it! They are getting bigger every day with more and more blooms. Hopefully (cross your fingers!), they will all grow into pretty big tomatoes!
Today was a little busy! Spent a lot of time on the phone with doctor's offices. Sweet Mama's eye came unsewn last Friday (of course...holiday weekend!) It is sewn in two places...the inside lid and the outside lid. We tried to hold off calling hoping that the outside stitches would hold. But last night she complained of her eye bothering her. So I called the radiation people to see what the latest appointment would be (we usually go in the early afternoon). Then I called Atlanta to the Emory Eye Clinic to see when they could see her. Turns out that it's tomorrow afternoon. Also trying to see the surgeon about her ear that is bothering her. We are thinking that maybe she will have to have a tube put in. They have to call back tomorrow...he's been on vacation...we will see about that later. So it is off to Atlanta after an early treatment with the radiologist. Should be nice and rainy on the way home... Pop up shows are predicted between here and there for the late afternoon. That will make for fun driving...Well, at least it's not a Friday afternoon!
Monday, July 6, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
We bought a small treadmill for Sweet Mama to walk on. It has gotten so hot here, even at night, that who wants to walk around the block!! So we have a gravity powered... make that foot powered, fold-able treadmill. It is the kind you can fold up and put under the bed! We have been walking 2 - 5 minutes a day! Trying to build up her stamina. Bella has even gotten into the exercise routine!
Sorry for her glowing eyes! She hasn't figure out how to make it more...she's pacing herself! Beau looked at it today but, he's a little slow...he was sitting on it backwards! Bella just shook her head at him and waited for him to leave. Then she got back into position! I'll let you know when she decides to begin!
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
While we were chillin'...painting our toenails. Squirrely came up for his breakfast!. I had my camera sitting right beside me just in case he showed up! He did and starting gnawing away. Notice his technique! Always keeping his feet on the top post. Such a talent! He ate for a little while and then bounced away! I think he went to tell his friends about the "New Buffet" because pretty soon another squirrel came up. Now this one was a little heaver than Squirrely. He slipped off the fence on his approach, scared himself, climbed a tree and then cautiously came back. By now the sun had rose higher and he was eating in the light. (Great photo opportunity!) Notice how he is hanging from the top of the post with both feet. I think he was still a little afraid of falling again!
He had a very small snack and was off again.
This was very entertaining to all of us. The cats could not figure out where the sound was coming from and never really saw either squirrel.
Check out the corn!!
Monday, June 29, 2009
The feeder came with two ears of pre-pressed corn. The first ear I put out during the winter...which was a bad idea! It seemed to melt with each rainstorm. So I thought, now that it is summer, let's try again! I decided to put it out on the fence where the geranium had been (or close to it!)