Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Puppy Palace

Today I will giving my little foster puppy to his new mommy. I normally do not foster dogs since I work full-time during the school year, but I was "roped" into by my brother (who saved this poor little thing's life in the first place). He knew when I saw him I would not be able to resist. My brother really thought I would keep him for myself, but I have promised my husband no more dogs (we already have two). I did, however, agree to keep him until I could find him a good home. I knew it would only take a few days of networking....he's so cute and sweet.

This chihuahua actually had a waiting list of potential adoptive parents....I couldn't believe it. I was thrilled and believe that his new mommy and daddy will give him the good life he deserves.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Winter Greys

Having an additional two days added on to my school's winter break due to the "polar vortex," I was able to finish packing up all of the holiday cheer (including six trees ranging from 2' to 8' tall). That was the first calamity day due to frigid cold. On the second day, I made some rustic place mats and napkins made from vintage washed wool and shirting that I had acquired at an auction last year.

I only had enough of the wool to do four mats but had some bark cloth (at least I think that's what it is) to make a couple coordinating ones.

I've also been experimenting with my little digital camera to try and "whiten" up my photos. These were taken using the "cool" effect, but I don't really care for them. I'll something different next time. I may end up getting a better camera in the summer.
I will probably grab some pine cones from some of our trees this weekend to put around the lonely "twig" pot.

This one is a little fuzzy, but I still like it. I replace the Christmas wreath with a bare grapevine wreath.

I guess we are going to eat with our fingers (they were invented before forks) as I seem to have forgotten about them.