Catchy title huh? I have been absent from the blog because we've been so busy getting our sale up and running on the website, www.theoldtatteredflag.com but now that I can breathe a little I thought I'd share some photos I've snapped over the last few days and talk about a traumatic experience.
Let me start by saying though that I am sitting here this late at night writing on my blog because both Baxter and I don't know what to do with ourselves. (see the pic of Baxter below) Part of my husbands Army retirement routine is medical testing. Tonight he is spending the night at the hospital for a sleep apnea test. Even though by this time he would be asleep in the chair, it seems odd with him not here and that's coming from a wife who's been through several year long deployments. So, here I am on the computer while Baxter is keeping Mikes chair warm..
So, before I get to that title I did want to share that Mom finished stitching our "All Hallows Eve" wool applique pattern. It is available as a pattern or kit at the website. Here is the link: Click here
|Vines done with black yarn. Mom ran a little stitch right through the yarn.|
So, now to that title. I'd like to show you where I met Jesus, see the picture below:
I really don't mean to be crass, rude or disrespectful, but for the last three days I have walked out my front door to walk through the courtyard to the studio and been met by a slithering, large, black with markings SNAKE!! This prompts me to yell, "JESUS" and run. I'm sorry, I really hope this doesn't offend anyone, it's involuntary. I have told you all how I am a big wimp. I have learned it is a water moccasin. It could do some serious damage. So, I've devised a plan to kill it that involves my husband with a weed wacker and Mom and I on the stone wall with weapons. That's what we will be doing this weekend!
|A garden in need....|
So, I also wanted to show you that our courtyard is becoming quite overgrown and messy because in addition to how busy we are with the Sale and website, Mom has been having a pretty severe allergic reaction to something. She is very rashy and itchy. So, it seems that in addition to the chiggers I talked about a few blogs ago, the snake and now Mom's allergy, this garden is going to stay this way. We are moving soon and hey, there are just some things
you have to let go.
Now, speaking of the snake. I sat down tonight to tell you about it and changed the channel to the Discovery channel. There is a show on called "Naked and Afraid". Oh boy, where do I start! They take a male and a female who do not know each other and drop them in the middle of the woods, swamp, etc. They must .....disrobe....and survive for 21 days. Seriously!! So, as I'm sitting here typing, this particular episode takes place in a Louisiana swamp that is infested with........you guessed it.......water moccasins. I'm never going outside again!! "Afraid" doesn't even cover it, some of the issues they are dealing with is..........well, first, being naked.........mosquito's, snakes, spiders, bugs........never mind the creatures though, the naked would have been a no go for me. Oh, and it's wet and cold.........oh and no food!! What are people thinking?
I need to change the subject! So, last week my son's girlfriend came for a visit and we decided to go to the Arch. Interesting! It is 630 feet high, has small windows in the top. You ride in these small "pods" up, get out and....well, that's it. Once was enough..........like I said, wimp here!
|Cool view of the Arch, we were right under it! Oh yea, we were at the top too!|
Last week Mom and I ran up to the Antique store to check on our booth and discovered a new primitives booth. Love it!
|Great idea for those scales that don't have the bottom piece!|
|Nice display.....and it's all for sale.|
|And look who else I found at the Antique Mall.. Does anyone else remember Mrs. Beasley?? I had a Mrs. Beasley doll when I was younger and we were inseparable. I had glasses just like hers. God I loved her!!! The memories came flooding back!|
|Mom's latest project, her own design, maybe will be available real soon?!|
|View from the Arch, I forgot to add it in up above. See the Cardinals game off in the distance?|
|This is good nature! Nature at it's best, not long and slithery and with fangs.|
|Currently on my punch needle frame.|
|The Gang all together!|
So, I've been very chatty in this blog. I guess that's what happens when I don't write for a few days. That's what's going on here. As usual we have lots of things in the works so keep checking back.........oh, and I'll let you know what happens with that snake!
Until next time..........