Sunday, January 11, 2015

I'll take the lace

Another weekend is almost over. Don't the days fly? I've just finished the dishes. Poppy is watching another football game so I have a minute on the computer.

There is something about that new tablecloth that just doesn't sit right with me. I covered it with an old lace cloth and it totally changed my mood...



Tomorrow I'll take the flowered cloth off the table and go with the lace. I love lace and having to live with deer heads and turkey tails all over the other walls...well I need "feminine" in the dining room. What would I do without my sewing room and dining room!

Poppy said earlier today, wonder why we don't have as many birds this winter. Remember last winter? The ground under the feeder would be covered with birds, and it was not unusual to count ten to twelve Cardinals around the feeders. Wonder if this could have anything to do with the declining bird population...


What bird, in it's right mind, would stop here to eat...



Smokey likes coming in the house but, he loves being outside too. He's a tree climber, that's for sure!

Talking with my neighbor on the phone today, she mentioned that her husband had been raking up pine straw from their yard and hauling it away. Beautiful pine straw! Oh my goodness! Wonder if he would let me haul it away for him...like into my yard??? She said, you just hold on a minute. Next thing I knew Fred was backing into the driveway with a full size pick-up truck load of clean beautiful pine straw. All mine! I am so excited! Don't know why I didn't take a picture...here's a tiny corner view. It is a massive heap of pine needles...


Guess I won't be working outside tomorrow. The weatherman says rain...maybe even two inches, then more rain Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. :(

Okay, I can hear Poppy stirring around. I'll end this now. Thanks for listening. Hope to be back soon!

Love,
Henny


21 comments:

  1. I laughed out loud to see that monkey on top of the feeder. That is such a great photo. haha! I guess once Poppy sees it he won't have to 'wonder' anymore. Hugs, Deb

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    1. "Monkey" would have been a good name for him. :)

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  2. I like the lace cloth over the floral print. I would leave them both.
    That Smokey! I had to laugh out loud when I saw his perch! Ya' think that might be discouraging the birds?

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    1. No doubt! He enjoys scaring the big ducks. :)

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  3. loved the pictures of Smokey up on the post poised for attack. Animals are so intertainin.

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  4. I like the lace too! It is easier on the eye. Yes that Smokey must be bird watching:)

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    1. Thank you. I didn't like that other tablecloth from the very start. :)

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  5. Pine straw makes a wonderful mulch. I use it in the shady back area where grass won't grow but some weeds of course pop up. It will last pretty much through till next fall. I always rake all mine up put it out and stockpile a little to use here and there in the spring.

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    1. It is a good mulch. It makes everything in the yard look neater. I'm hoping my neighbor will dump the next load up in our yard.

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  6. I love the lace it looks beautiful against all that lovely dark wood, a real delight. Smokey made me smile...

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    1. Thank you. The lace sure made me feel better!

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  7. The lace cloth looks much better in your room.
    Loving that rascal cat !

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    1. Thank you Wean. I think so too! He's a rascal cat alright! :)

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  8. As much as we love to feed the birds close to the house, we have not been doing so this Winter, because of a certain little kitten....she's a hunter, and there's no need in baiting the feeders.
    Love the lace tablecloth, so soft and feminine.
    ~Jo

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    1. "Baiting the feeders" is exactly right. Poor birds. Smokey is a hunter too. Guess you've noticed I can't change Smokey's name. He is known as Smokey on my blog and it is hard to use another name. Oh well, thank you for all the trouble I put you through. :) Maybe the next kitten that shows up here can be named "Kitten". Thank you Jo.

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  9. I was going to tease you again about Smokey/Kitten but I see it is to be Smokey for good!:) 'Kitten' reminds me of a friend. Her dog was called Pup and her horse was called Colt.(they are both gone now) I have to wonder if she was lacking in imagination, and then when she was pregnant we all joked that the baby would be called Baby or Girl or Boy or.....:) Thankfully her child has a 'real name'.

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    1. That is so funny! A lot like me! I give all my animals names but then call them "baby goat", "baby duck", "baby bun bun", "baby guinea". However, Bickett, Dumper, Eli, and Weetie all know their real names.

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  10. Smokey has the best seat in the house for bird watching. He is a smart boy! However, my cat stays inside and I don't have the numbers of birds at my feeders that I usually do, either. So maybe we can't blame it all on Smokey!

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    1. I've heard a lot of people say they don't have as many birds this winter. Poppy really didn't want an outside cat because of the birds. Of course, he didn't really want an inside cat either. :)

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  11. Oh that just made me laugh out loud- Smokey does indeed have a birds-eye view of incoming..poor birds...maybe you could make that rail not so comfortable to lay on?

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