The weekend was a whirlwind of busy-ness. It started with a Friday walk on the Hillsborough River Walk. We just missed the rain, getting our steps in before the drops started falling! Jason and I admired again the amazing man-made stickwork structure by artist Patrick Doughtery.
I was in my sweet little shop Sidetracked on Saturday. I love meeting my customers. I had a new customer from Raleigh who found me on line. She and her husband stopped in and we had a nice visit. Of course, the kitties (all four of them) keep life interesting and sweet.
Jason and I did a lot of garden work over the weekend, which was evidenced by my Fitbit blowing up with steps. I managed a quick stop by The Scrap Exchange where I saw some beautiful quilt tops. I passed them by without purchasing, but I did take a few pictures.
Last night it was raining, but that did not stop Jason and me from going to Home Depot to search for some things we needed. Of course we ended up in the lawn and garden section. It was raining out, so we could not get to most of the plants without getting soaked. I know the plants were loving the rain! We did get photos of a few plants that we might be able to put into our gardens. We have a lot of deer who like to visit and eat the plants, so we are slowly composing a list of plants that the deer won’t eat! That said, I have read and heard that deer will eat anything if they get hungry enough. So far we have had success with:
In the background of all of our daily activities, the kitties make everything more cheery. Amelia snuggles up to me when I am resting on the couch in the evenings. Vlad stretches confidently while I am working.
I found an amazing iron bed frame that is going to make a great flower BED. Not sure where it will end up, but for now it is heading up some plants that were sweetly given to me by Henny Penny. And a potted yew that had been at the shop for a year needed to come home and get repotted. It was nearly completely root bound.
Okay. I know cats don’t belong on kitchen counters. It is not a kitty place. However, anyone who has cats and knows cats, well, um, cats go where they want to. It is why we regularly brush our kitties and why we keep Clorox Clean-Up in the kitchen to keep counters disinfected. Of course, our kitties are routinely shooed away from the counters; however, when the bubbles come out of the Dawn dishwashing container, it’s game on.
How can you not love a big, curious, sweet, bubble-loving tuxedo cat named Vladimir?
This is nothing fancy. In fact, it is made simply from sewing thick fabric scraps together, with random piecing and random stitches. The goal was for the rug to be as close to square as possible. It has been a great bedside rug in the apartment. It adds color and it will go into the washing machine. The edge was turned under once or twice and hemmed. I am pretty haphazard. Enjoy this day!
Even as I write, there is serious CAT CLOWN HOUR going on in the apartment. Vlad and Lucy are galloping like lions on the plains, pawing at each other and scratching the carpet and the furniture. Yes. Owning cats is not for the faint of heart!
In other news, I love to goof off with a canvas and acrylic paints. I love the way this looks after taking a picture and adding a fun filter.
And who does not need to make a habit of smiling and being happy? I originally thought to put this gorilla(?) in the shop, but then I decided that he needed to ride around with me. He always makes me smile. Especially when I stop at a light and he is still swinging. Any ideas what his name should be?
I am so glad it is Friday! There is a cold wind blowing here today, but hopefully it will calm down and warm up over the weekend. Dinner out this evening. Hanging out in the shop tomorrow. Then Sunday, the day of rest and worship. I am thankful for every day.