Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Best Friends!

I though I had seen it all but this is what I found when I went out on the porch this afternoon! We were SHARING! This does happen but not very often! It is the first time it has happened with the new perch! Usually the perch belong to the one who gets there first but not today! Just wanted to share with you this big event!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Road to Shellman

Sweet Mama and I went on a field trip yesterday to Shellman, Ga. For those of you who don't know where that is, it is in the southwestern part of the state...a tiny little farm town. We were on a journey to see Sweet Mama's grandparents. This was where they were born and are buried. It is a small rural church cemetery on the outskirts of Shellman. It was a nice drive down with her brother and sister-in-law. He likes to go the backroads so we took the road less travelled. He had been there before but not Sweet Mama! He is six years older than her, so he filled us in with family facts.
I took some pictures for Red. She is out of town visiting Precious in college. Red is doing some genealogy research, so I took some pictures of the plots for her. Sweet Mama's mother and father were the youngest of their siblings. Her father was born in1899. So by the time Sweet Mama was born in 1936, folks had begun to die. Her grandfather died in 1928..her grandmother, whom she did know, in 1954. As for the others in the plot...we don't know how they are related. Red has lots of work to do!
FYI....In southwest Ga...lots of gnats! I was trying to write down information while literally being swarmed with gnats! Tons of them. I looked at my arm at one point and it was covered! I hope I got all the info that was needed...but who knows. You would have though something was wrong with me the way I was swatting and hopping around. Quite a site! I guess we will be back in cooler weather..by then the gnats will be gone...hopefully!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Personal Space

Bruiser has gotten a new brother! Bruiser, as you all remember, is my brother LB's new old dog. He is a long-haired chihuahua that he and his fiance adopted a few months ago. Bruiser was the baby until the fiance's parents moved to a retirement community in Arizona..no large dogs allowed. So guess who moved in...Sam! He is a medium-size lab mix. He is 4, Bruiser is 7 or 8. There have been some touchy moments, like the one above!

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

Rain Drops

A rainy day.... It has been threatening for a week to rain... Finally today it did and it still is raining... I still had to run errands today and go to the post office... and I sold three aprons! A good day no matter the weather!

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

Squirrely...eats again!

When we last left Squirrely...He was enjoying a new dish... a Squirrel log! Well, he ate it all and there was nothing left. Thus began my quest... to the pet store to find more! Once inside the store it became quite a dilemma to find an associate who worked there...come on people..a little customer service would be nice! I had brought Sweet Mama with me on a field trip, thought a little trip on would be a good change of pace... After dragging her up and down the aisles we finally got some help...by a guy on his first day! He was clueless, poor guy, and everyone he asked was exasperated. Finally we all found someone to ask and she basically said they did not carry it. Keep in mind that this is the same store that LB buys it from in Iowa! As we were leaving Sweet Mama said to me "People do eat squirrels around here...why would they want to feed them?" So I called LB (he was coming down for Labor Day) and asked he to bring one, which he did.
Needless to say Squirrely was thrilled to find it and has been snacking ever since! I hate to tell he people want to eat him around here.....

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I made into another Etsy TREASURY!

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

The End of Summer...

Summer is almost over... Where did it go?! Seems like only yesterday that I had planted my tomatoes. Now they are almost done. This all I have left...Oh, and plus a few on the other bush...

I guess now it is time to think towards Fall. My favorite time of year! I listed on my shop the other day the first Halloween aprons...and one sold today!

So now time to start thinking of the holidays... There is some great fabric out there. It should be fun coming up with some new ideas! I can't wait...

Goodbye Summer... Thanks for not being so hot this year...Not many bugs...No hurricanes, yet! Hello Fall...Welcome Back!