Thursday, August 16, 2018

Scenes From My Cottage

Thank you so much for your kind comments on my video yesterday.  I second guessed myself about posting it, but I'm glad it was encouraging.  I also want to add that God uses these challenging times in our lives, for our good.  He can apply pressure to us to get us to more fully rely on Him, and to get our attention.

I wanted to share some of what you'd see around my house if you were here this morning.

 I just finished knitting a cowl on my size 35 needles.  I am getting a head start on gifts.  This pattern is so easy - cast on 21 stitches, knit 29 rows, cast off, stitch ends together, done!  

I haven't shown Watson lately.  He's an all black cat (getting a few old age white hairs now) and he's hard to photograph.  He's also huge.  We don't over feed him, and he doesn't have tumors, etc.  Our former farmer friend said sometimes male cats get big like this after they've been neutered.  He's been this big since he hit his adulthood.  

One of the best things I did was buy two David Austin Roses at my local garden shop.  

 (Please note that I have carefully kept you from seeing the many weeds in the garden.  We have had weeks of thunderstorms which accompany high heat and humidity.  I'll be remedying the weed issue soon.)

 Have you read any of Laura Childs Tea Shop Mysteries?  I'm hooked on them.  I always buy paperbacks, and don't mind if they are used books.  I'm waiting for the latest one to come out in paperback, and will put it on my list for my birthday or Christmas.

Another week is nearly gone, isn't that amazing?  I hope your day is full of good things!


  1. Good morning, I missed the video but will go look. I had limited computer time yesterday! Have a blessed day, love the cowl. HUGS!

  2. That is a very large cat!
    David Austin roses are the best of all, I have found.

  3. The Teashop mysteries look interesting. Should look them up!

  4. Hello from another Teashop mystery fan. We thought our black cat was big! Actually he might be about the same size if he were laying like this.

  5. I missed the video too so I’m going over there now!

  6. Starting handmade gifts early is always a
    good idea.

  7. I have read those Laura Childs books. It is a good series.

  8. Such a lovely, cozy post! Your cat reminds me of our cat Eli. He was 18 pounds and totally healthy...the vet never said he was overweight or anything like that. Sadly, though, he passed away on Good Friday of this year. He was all gray and such a sweetie! Our Duncan is all black and looks just like your Watson. He's around 17 pounds and such a gentle "little" guy!

    I have the first book in that mystery series you mentioned, but have yet to read it. Funny enough, I was just thinking about it this evening...I'll have to read it soon :)

    Wishing you a lovely upcoming weekend!

  9. Hi Deanna....are you going to begin vlogging? It was nicely done so perhaps that's a new direction for you! Love the kitty in the window....enjoying the warmth of the sun. Have a wonderful weekend!


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