Sunday, February 28, 2010

Show and Tell Monday

Please join all the ladies at for Show and Tell Moday.

I featured this set of pillowcases a couple weeks ago when I was working on them.  They are all finished and just waiting for their new owners.  They are very sweet with blue hearts and pink flowers.

The Eastern Continental Divide at Blackberry Cabin

Driving home from Boone, NC,  I was so surprised to see the sign that read "Eastern Continental Divide" two miles from my house.  I started researching it on-line and found North America has 3-5 continental divides according to the drainage basins.  Of course most people know about the The Great Divide in the West but there is also the Northern, the Eastern and the St Lawrence Sea Way. These divides separate the watersheds that drain into the oceans.

The Eastern Continental Divide runs south through New York down the Appalachian mountains to the watershed of the Florida Bay, which then separates into the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico. Most of the info on this subject I found on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  There is so much more than the simplistic definition here, but I thought it so interesting.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Under Construction

I will be making changes to my blog site in the next week so don't freak out if you don't see the same blog as before.

Be sure to look for posts -- I have a mouse

Friday, February 19, 2010

Knife or Scissors

News from Blackberry Cabin -- I have always thought of scissors as tools and knives as weapons. But what do you think ---

Since I have been here, twice a man has had to let me borrow is pocket knife to use as a tool. Today at the dump I needed to break down the box I carried my other boxes in and I didn't have anything to cut through some thick tape.

So do I buy a pocket knife and if so where do I carry it? Is it really a pocket knife if I carry it in my purse? If I carry it in my purse why not just bring scissors? Should I consider my scissors as a weapon? Can I get passed the thought that a pocket knife is a weapon?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The sun is finally shinning

We had sunshine today and no snow.  Hopefully things will continue this way for a couple of days and I can get to the garbarge dump and get some fresh food like apples and lettuce. 

I took this picture of some of the hand crochet kitchen towels I did not long ago.  On top is an apple scrubber from Avon.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Show and Tell Monday from Blackberry Cottage

Join all the ladies at Make Mine Pink for Show and Tell Monday

My show and tell is this sweet hand embroidered set of pillowcases.  I love the simplicity of the design and can sit and embroider this pattern for long stretches at a time.  This item will be for sale soon.

The other picture on my show and tell is a shawl my mother gave me in the mid-1970's.  I loved it but didn't appreciate it until now.  It is one of my prize possessions.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

News from Blackberry Cottage -- My youngest daughter Teresa is being deployed to Iraq, so today I put a yellow ribbon on my porch post -- please pray for her safe return and for all those serving for our freedom.

When my daughters were young I never thought of them going to war -- I am very proud of her but sleep with one of her T-shirts under my
pillow to pray over.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

I'm stuck at Blackberry Cottage

This horse lives in the field next door -- I think he is laughing at me!!
Lordy -- I decided I would brave the mountains after the snow and my car battery was dead as a door nail.  I guess I left one of the doors open a little and the overhead light stayed on from Friday till today which is Wednesday.  I got that fixed and was backing down my drive way and got 1/2 way and got myself stuck trying to turn around.  Now a tow truck has to come and get me out.  Maybe I'll stay in till Spring!

Monday, February 01, 2010

Romantic meets rustic

OMG -- I am here in Blowing Rock, NC -- It is beautiful and every other moment I think I am crazy for moving so far out it in the woods. 

We had a time getting the truck to my house and then up my drive way.  After using a tow truck with chains we were finally able to get the uhaul unloaded.

How much snow did you get?  We got about 8 inches.  But those 8 inches were on curvy mountain roads so it was really a mess.

Here are a couple of pics I took of the snow and all my stuff in the living room.