Monday, January 16, 2023

The Month is Half Over Already

 By the fire this January....

 another of the ways I entertain myself...making
                                                  arrangements of my favorite collections.

This one of stones my mother-in-law had collected. An angel.
(Just noticed that the "heart" is upside down.)

Some of my birds...and.... a dandelion collected early in 2022.
And, still looking good.

Books, clocks, bottles.

Children's chairs.  That cat.  I've had it many years.

Old doors.  Found a mailbox for this one.  Sometimes there is mail in it.
A photo of my dad marching along in the army in the 40's.  A tiny
print of an English cottage.
There is no end of things that catch my eye, or bring a memory to mind.
And, January is half over already.  Where did it go? 
I'll be sitting by the fire...remembering.
Hope you are having a safe and warm month with your precious memories too.
Take care, be happy.
Bird Nest Cottage


Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Begining Again....Happy New Year

Yes, I am back, hoping to post again after a year of being absent.
It was a test of a year to be honest and I'm pleased to be done with it.
Because I know you will want to ask...let me just say what happened, briefly and we won't talk about it again.  I began 2022 with a broken right shoulder.  Later, I went through a total knee replacement on my right knee.  While trying to deal with those two things, I had a fight with something called c-diff.
I was amazed to survive and worked as hard as I could to recover from it all.
I am still in recovery.  It seems these things take a while to get over...even after you do become functional again.  I am not full of energy, not driving,  and even more of a "hermit" than ever, but do want to be more like "myself" again.  So, my children have shamed me into beginning posting on this blog again.  It seems that several of you have found a way to get in touch with my daughter asking about me.  My children have pointed out to me that some of you are still interested in what I used to post and it isn't fair for me to leave you hanging in mid-air.  I hadn't thought of it that way.  In fact, I hardly have thought at all...sorry to say, and, they are right also to tell me it would be good for me to reconnect with my friends out there in "blogland." So, I'm posting.  Not sure how often...maybe  every couple of weeks or so....but I'm certainly going to try to show you what I'm into.  

Since I have no work to show you for the time I've been away, just thought I'd show you the latest thing
I have done......well, I bought this antique dresser last year and didn't bring it home until just recently.

Naturally, I went overboard loading it up with all kinds of my favorite finds.  Well, it did give me something fun to think about...and way over due. So, enjoy this glimpse into my version of "hoarding.


Wishing everyone a wonderful new year and thank you for visiting.  I'll see you again soon.

(For those who contacted my daughter...and you know who you are...Thank You so much.  Your concern gave me a push to "get over it" and I needed to hear that.)

Until next time my friends,  stay safe and warm and have a happy heart.


 Bird Nest Cottage♥️

A Bit of Heaven

A Bit of Heaven
An original designed wall quilt with my vision of heaven on earth.