Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Frozen In

Frozen in and still sick.
Good evening sweet blogging buddies.
I had to go back to the doctor yesterday.
Still have the kroopy cough as my gramma H would say.
Doc gave me a shot, more pills, nasal spray
and also wants me to take Clariton D for a bit.
Hopefully this will work.
As I said before and told the doc,
 I an sick and tired of being sick and tired.

Now for the frozen in part.
Bob and I went to town in the morning
on the last weekend before the freighters
laid up for the Winter.
This freighter was stuck (frozen) in the ice near our dock.

Side view of another freighter stuck.

This one was stuck behind the one by our dock.
We counted 4 that were frozen in.
On the way back home there were 9 stuck in the ice. 

The ice damaged our dock...has to be fixed in the Spring.

I managed to also get on camera the
Queen of the Lakes
This is the biggest freighter that sails our Great Lakes.

All ships use the female pronoun.
However this Queen of Lakes
is actually called the Paul R Tregurtha.

It is 1012 feet long, while the average freighter is 750 feet.
She makes a coal run weekly from Duluth MN to our St Clair power plant.
It always amazes me that these freighters can stay afloat.
She was gliding through the ice with ease North of the ice jam 
which was by our house.

Although these pics were taken weeks ago,
we still have a few freighters out there that have not laid
up for Winter, and are stilll getting stuck in the ice.
Good thing the US and Canadian Coast Guard is able to free them...

Temps are going to be bitterly cold tonight.
Sunday our furnace died at the store...
our landlord finally got it fixed yesterday afternoon,
after Bob told him that he was going to call our furnace guy
and send the bill to him.
Today Bob walked into to 4 inches of water on the floor.
A pipe had burst because the furnace was out for 3 days.
So Bob and my son spent the day with a wet vac and mop
cleaning up the mess.
Hopefully Bob can open up tomorrow.

Frozen In Blessings To All!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

May Love Fill Your Heart

Good morning sweet blogging buddies.
Is anyone else having problems posting comments to others blogs?
I have been getting emails back saying my comments
to most of you are not going through.

Bob and I had a nice meal out last night.
It was snowy quite heavy,
so we just went to a local restauarant.
Bob had prime rib and I had a pineapple salsa salmon.
Both our meals were very good.

This morning we woke to 4 inches of the white stuff.
Wishing you all a Happy Valentine's Day.

May Love Fill Your Heart Blessings To All!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

February CupboardScape

Good evening sweet blogging buddies.
I cannot beleive this month is almost over.
This bug I had really took its toil on me.
I am still coughing a bit, but so much better than I was. 

Finally just changed up my CupboardScape.
Hope you all like my C and D's.

So I have coverlets, Crocks, Coffee Jars and a Cubbie.

Close up of some of my glass coffee jars.
I love these paper labels.

A Chocolate mold in the shape of a lamb in my cubby.

An early paper Coffee Can and another Bunny Chocolate Mold.
Dippers, pair of beewax Candles and Ditty bag on the wall.

Close up of Dippers, Candles and my handmade Ditty bag.

I snuck another bunny into my CupboardScape. He He.

My early wax Doll sitting on a Child's Chair.
This chair use to be Mikayla's favorite.
She would sit at our trunk and color with her crayons.
Ah the memories.
To the left of the doll is a Dasher.
Dashers are used in butter churns to make the butter.

One of my favorite salt glaze Crocks.

This cubby is really an early tool tote that I placed on its side.

Another 2 gallon salt glaze Crock.

Well that does it for this month's CupboardScape.
Did you see anything you liked?

Mid February Blessings To All!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Sick And Tired

Of being 
Sick and Tired.
So after the many weekends of funerals
then came the sinus infection.
On top of that I somehow got the flu.
Almost passed out at the grocery store...
only to embarass myself by vomiting in the parking lot.
So yes, I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Plus on Sunday we had 12 inches of snow...
so I am sick and tired of the white stuff too...
especially since we are getting another 4 tonight.
I had no energy to even pick up my computer until now.

I miss all of you and will try to catch up as best I can.

Before getting sick,
I created this lil gal.
Her mouth is actually where I cut into the muslin,
stuffed and then sewed back up.

See no slits on the front.

Or on the back.

Not the best picture here...sorry.

Finished doll.

Holding a prim heart.

Her dress was done in browns.

For those blogging buddies who live close by,
just want to remind you of our
Valentine Scavenger hunt this Friday.
Winners have the chance to win
 tickets for two to our local theatre.
Gift certificate to one of our local restaurants.
A big box of candy made especially from my sister.
Plus a store gift certificate.
Hope to see some of my blogging friends there.

Sick And Tired Blessings To All!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Snow Buddy

Good evening sweet blogging buddies.
It's been a rough two weeks attending funerals
of friends and neighbors.
I have to attend another memorial tomorrow.
I pray this ends now.

Snow is arriving on Sunday,
so I plan on staying in that day.

I would like you all to meet my snow buddy.

I sewed one eye and the left one attached with a rusty pin.
Also gave him a funky prim nose of batting and orange fabric.

This year I wanted to incorporate some love and snow together.
He is holding his valentine heart to give to his sweetie.
Made of grungy painted muslin with a black wool stovepipe hat.
Blue check grungy scarf and rusty bells for buttons

Which is made of a red with black stripes wool.

This lil guy is for sale.
$24 and free shipping to US and Canada only.
If interested, you may email me at
I have only a few left.

Love And Snow Blessings To All!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Woolie Pennies

Good afernoon sweet blogging friends.
Today's weather outside is a rain snow mix...
so I am staying inside and finally taking down
my Christmas.
It has been so cold here that I did not want to venture
up into the attic.

I have been keeping busy making woolie pennies.

Which I stitched onto aged chenille.

Which I made into a heart pillow.

I made 4 of these ~ three to sell and one to keep for myself.
Bob took all of my goodies to the store this morning.
So now I am drawing doodles for Spring and Bunnies...
which are my all time favorite.

Instead of keeping my pillow on the couch,
I decided to put up my santa and replace with my snowman
and heart pillow.

I do so like the pine needles next to the off white and reds.
Plus it gives me another month to enjoy
the white lights and silver of my tree.

Are you getting ready for Valentines?

Woolie Pillow Blessings To All!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

One Of My Christmas Presents

Good evening sweet blogging friends.
First, I want to thank everyone for your sweet comments.
I am so glad you all liked my first CupboardScape of the year.
I am already planning on what I will do for the letters
C and D and cannot wait for February to arrive.

Below is one of my presents I received this past holiday.

A wrought iron basket holder.
The top has a pineapple.

I do not have many baskets....
so guess what I will be on the hunt for. :-)

For now I placed it here...but when we redo
this room...who knows?

Did you receive any prims or antiques for Christmas?

Basket Holding Blessings To All!