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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Life with nine kitties......




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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Ok.....I will!!!!





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Friday, October 24, 2014

A Bit of a Blow......

We've had the most wonderful storm...
 These pictures were taken before the storm....we had a huge flood tide....covering the whole salt marsh....

        A brilliant new walkway made by Mr. R.
 Almost all of the Wood He either found or got for a song...we've been planning a new walk for years..
As you can see it takes quite a beating down here at the waters edge.

         








 salt marsh hay ...garden gold....I use this in the dried state as mulch on my vegetable garden..

....as children we swam here everyday in the summer.
 Our entire summer revolved around the tide calendar.
When the tide is a flood tide such as this ....it's several feet above the marsh  and you can take a kayak right from here to the river and then across to the ocean....If you look in the distance you can see the houses on the  beach.
.....I just adore the colors of autumn....they are such peaceful colors...calming...


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cats........
getting ready for winter....



right next to the wood stove...sometimes they lie almost underneath...

lots of cleanup for the weekend....the wind blew in the 50 mph range for hours...over 4"of rain...

Time for a glass of wine!! Happy Friday .......

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

 Hello all!!!!
Happy Fall or spring !!
fall here and I am loving it...Fall and winter are my favs for sure....
yes .....I love the cold weather....and the snow!!
right now we are in the thick of a Noreaster.....wild rain and wind....gorgeous day!!


It's been such a beautiful summer here...perfectly beautiful days...no heat..pretty dry at the end but now we are making up for the dry....
I feel so sorry for all those in the drought...not fun at all...


still loving embroidery...just never enough time!!
 I'm really hoping to get my etsy shop finally going soon....I believe this will be in the shop as a pillow!
I may also sell some things through this site too!!
Like this baby blanket...
 I've been stockpiling things so I can put a few things on all at once...

 I finally decided that it was time to buy some of the Stylecraft DK!
I found a place' Deramores' that will mail it to the US... free shipping over $50.....sooooo I had to spend $50 and ummmmm maybe a little more!!
 What lovely yarn it is...I've made 3 blankets so far!!  The colors are glorious!!
 O.K so I'm a foodie....a Major foodie.....This is one of my all time favorite cookbooks and favorite  chefs!!!
This book has many of his New York Times articles and they are a foodies dream!!  So if you too are a lover of food and cooking you might be interested...:)
 This was a gift....A Concord Grape pie...let me tell you it was...the Best fruit pie I have ever ever had....The Best!!!
yes I was the one who ate the corner ......so so good!
 More Flowers!
 So this was My Concord Grape pie...and it was just as good as the first!!  if  I do say.... :)   My grapes too!!
which thrills me to no end because my mum always used the grapes we grow but I have not had the chance to use them myself...so I can feel her looking down and feeling very happy...
                         I kid you not....I have never had a pie as good as this!!!!
Happy to share the recipe.....I don't know what part of the world or country that concord grapes grow....
but if you can get them.....you must try this!
 More flowers!!! these are the end of summer delights!!  the one in the front is a fall crocus...one of my favorite fall flowers ever!!  My beautiful mum always planted them so they always make me think of her...
 Oh !! the finished project!!


Fall in New England!


 Kitties.......:)         This fellow has to sleep in the crook of my arm...such a sweet boy...
 Rusty investigating the new lot of Stylecraft DK...


 Veg Delights.......

 A rare selfie!!  but I just turned 59!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  What!! how is this possible!!!!!!!!!!!
so I like to have a little remembrance of each year....59.....holy cow!!!!!
 These I picked yesterday....Oct 20.....hard to believe....
 I picked tomatoes from this plant at the end of june....this is a first! A plant that really keeps going....
it's called " 4th of july"supposed to bare fruit by the 4th here and did!!  Zone 6 if your wondering...
more flowers.....so so beautiful......
I hope you are all well and happy and doing something you love....xx

Friday, September 5, 2014

Lazy days of Summer....


A lovely cat collar!!!!  Quite warm too!
Hello all.....I seemed to have missed posting all summer...I really hope to be a little more here as the yard work lessons.... I'm really trying to get my shop going so I've been working on inventory....I hope to have some things on etsy soon!!
                                          This years garden has been absolutely fantastic!!
                            Blanched tomatoes.....garlic and olive oil with fresh basil.... let is sit for a few hours ....served over hot pasta...
                          superb.....

                   
                                     I think that the lettuce is almost my favorite garden treat...
                               
                              Pickle day at Seaview Cottage.......a Fantastic Dill pickle recipe!!
Happy to share if your interested!

                                               A special treat for the pickle lady........Moi.... get pickled after the pickle making!!!  Yippee!!!
                           
                                    My first work with Stylecraft DK.....I can get  free shipping from the UK!
                                So I bought almost every color....I really like this yarn....:)
                         This will be in my shop soon....a small baby blanket...
More boasting about the vegetables.....!!!!!
We have had such a wonderful summer...the first time in years I can say that...
it is dry but it hasn't been too hot....
I'm really hoping to have a nice fall garden...
Happy Week end all!!!!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Happy Spring almost Summer!!!!!

Happy Spring All!!!
It"s been way too long......Life so quickly gets in the way of doing the fun things....we've had a cool spring here and so things are later and flowers are lasting longer....I fear the heat is just around the corner but for now I am totally enjoying it!!!
We had a sweet little red squirrel family in my favorite ancient crabapple tree...three little ones appeared one morning on there way out...it was so so cute!  they ran around the trunk all morning and then when I approached the ducked back into the tree and peaked out at me...this is the best pic I could get....

 The flowering Quince was perfect this year.....these two my mum planted..I love the two colors..
 This is the beautiful crabapple.....it is just heaven when you stand under it and smell the sweet scent of an old fashioned tree...I love this tree more than any other on our property...100 years old!!!
 My favorite ferns....these grow to be 3 to 4 ft tall!!!!

 A kitty on a woods walk with me in the skunk cabbage!!  It only smells like skunk when you step on the early shoots...... :)
 Mr. R made me a wonderful laundry cart!!!  A kitty tried it first!!  of course........
 Now I can roll the basket over and not have to bend over a million times as I'm hanging the  clothes.....one of my favorite things to do in the world is to hang a wash....it is so peaceful and puts me in a place I wish all the world could be....quiet .....slower....calm.....
 First summer porch party!!!  Mr. and my wonderful wonderful friend Tess....... :)
 All the neighborhood kids arrived which I LOVE!!  And so we fed them! When you don't have your own to have these wonderful kids in my life is one of the greatest things ever....Youth makes you youthful!!!  ( most of the time.....)


 Mr and I made our first trip to Martha's Vineyard....we only go off season...so we drove to Woods Hole where the ferry leaves...about an hour and 10 mins from us....then a 45 minute ferry ride..with car and bikes!!
 It is just Heaven on Earth here.....I am a full blooded Ocean person...
 and a full blooded Foodie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  The best wood grilled Pizza on earth!!!  A fantastic Brew Pub on the island....
Once we arrive we park the car and just use our bikes....so much fun!
 These are Not our bikes but they are pretty!!
 This light house is in Edgartown....I adore this spot...
 The smell of beach roses is every where!!!!!
 Such beautiful flower boxes...
 More food!!  This is at a wonderful restaurant in Falmouth Ma....The Pickle Jar..  this is off island....
 yum!!!
 Spring flowers at home.....pansies.....I love pansies...
 Our lettuce....it is so so so so so so good!!!!!!!
 Kale
The first tomato!!!!  Oh I do love the garden....
So Happy to be back.....I hope I still have a few folks how might pop by....I have lots to show in the handwork department....
I hope you are all well and happy and finding time for the things you love in this crazy world.....
Thank God for all you nice people out there ......keeps me hopeful for a softer more peaceful world...
At least we have this nice spot to visit!!!!  Happy weekend!!!!! xxxx To you all!!!