Monday, October 5, 2009
For some reason this song was stuck in my head all day yesterday when I was outside priming the new nailers for the picket fence. I've always liked it and hope you will too. You can sing along since the lyrics are printed (using a wonderful font). It should get you ready to face Monday and the week.
Thanks for stopping by the cottage. ♥Rosemary
Sunday, October 4, 2009
There are two days left to get a free tall coffee from Starbucks just for tasting their new instant coffee Oct. 2-5. Read details here.
Thanks for stopping by the cottage for an extremely short post. It's a beautiful day with bright sun after a rainy Saturday. I plan on spending most of it outdoors. Webster and I hope you enjoy yours too. ♥Rosemary
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Kristie Stevens rents one of Mr. Phillips's houses. She is working with him on building a house of her own nearby, since Mr. Phillips requires the eventual owner of a house to help with its construction.
Thanks for stopping by the cottage for some inspiration about a one-man habitat for humanity. Have a great weekend. ♥Rosemary
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Ha Ha. I can so relate to this. Most of my friends are younger. People my own age seem so old.
I am starting to like the wrap-around text. I always put my captions below the pictures and this placement of text makes it quite evident. Thanks for stopping by the cottage. ♥Rosemary
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Whitney Museum: Abstraction runs September 17 - January 17
The New York Times has a wonderful slideshow with 13 images. View them all here. Read the complete article about the artist and her abstract period "In Full Flower, Before the Desert"
Details about the exhibit with 130 paintings by the iconic O'Keeffe at New York City's Whitney Museum of American Art.
Thanks for stopping by the cottage today. I'm running a little late in getting my daily blog post up and running. Enjoy. ♥Rosemary
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Images: Architectural Digest
Monday, September 28, 2009
...To be continued...
My symphony...I love this by William Ellery Channing
Sunday, September 27, 2009
The great antique wire basket on the left is normally filled with nice dry firewood. I practically emptied it on Friday night when I had my first fire of the season. Today is very mild with a wonderful soft rain. Perfect Sunday weather! I can see a movie in my future today.
The sale at the firehouse and surrounding grounds was such fun yesterday. I got some great adjustable sawhorses similar to the ones they sell at Ikea, a wonderful small vintage fan for my computer room, and some great books. It was a fun day. When I got home I completely rearranged my computer room using the sawhorses to lower my table to a more comfortable height. It is much better now. The previous base I was using wasn't adjustable. I am thrilled with the way things are shaping up in my attic studio. Pretty soon I will be ready to nest up here for the winter.
I am using the Picasa upload again. I don't think I like it because I have no idea what the post is really going to look like once it is uploaded, control freak that I am. It never looks like the preview because I have made changes to my template.
Thanks for stopping by the cottage for your Sunday viewing. Enjoy your day and come again soon. ♥Rosemary
Saturday, September 26, 2009
I got the very early antique fireback you see behind the flames a couple of years ago at an estate sale. It is definitely one of the heaviest things I've ever purchased. I somehow got it in the house and put it in place and now I can't move it no matter how hard I try. Instead, I had the grate resized and I was very anxious to see if it improved my fire quality. It works better than I hoped. No smoking at all. Now the draft draws perfectly. I am so happy. I'm off to the annual fireman's auction and sale this morning. I really hope I don't find anything I can't live without. I have no more room!
This is the first time I've ever loaded a picture to my blog straight from Picasa. It was easy but it also made me do wrap-around text. Thanks for stopping by the cottage for a bit. Have a wonderful weekend and come back soon. ♥Rosemary
Friday, September 25, 2009
I had a special request from a reader to design a seed saving envelope for 2009. I used a little play on words for some gardening humor :-)
You might want to look at other seed saving packets I've offered in earlier posts.
Thanks for stopping by the cottage for another DIY free download. Collect some seeds this weekend if you can. Give them to your friends as gifts. These little envelopes are perfect to insert inside a card of any sort. Christmas will be here long before I am ready for it! ♥Rosemary