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Monday, August 6, 2018

Come Just a Little Closer........

.........  Jinx's favorite past time....  

I guess if the 'old man' (16) can still jump up on that windowsill he's doing pretty good... Those are new blinds..woot woot... still need to take the extra slats off.... next curtains.. 

........the hummers are keeping me busy....

And Erika!!!..... My goodness Erika you have outdone yourself! I apologize for being late to the After Party but i received a wonderful package from my swap partner . Two beautiful ATC's . And lots of crafty goodness... origami papers and tags and buttons.. Thank you so much Erika!!

Life has been busy.....  and last week i didn't make it to T ... :( i notice that happens when its time to mow the ... hmm... mow or T party..... Sometimes the grass wins.....  lol Above is that seed pod tree.... Hubby thought it would look more like a tree if we put it up on a trunk.. ...I really like it.. Hubby cut out the wood and i stained it..   Ofcourse now it won't fit on top of the kitchen cabinets where i wanted it to go.....   I'll take a picture of where i put it and show you next week.. 

LOOK at my frog!!!! You can click the pic larger... The squirrels have been having a hey day with Mr. Frog.. I finally brought him inside.... The squirrels will get a little spot started and then keep picking at it until large areas have been 'peeled'... So now i will do a little triage and he will become a house frog... I'm sure i can find some place to put him... i just love him... He's just so biiig.. 

Painting update.... Above is the last time you saw it.....

Where we're at now......... Its a race.... Well not really a race... but i would love LOVE to finish this painting for hubby by his birthday at the end of August.. He has been waiting YEARS for this painting... And now i have just put my head down and in lieu of working on anything else i've been working on this painting with every free moment..  Let me just tell you ... thats ALOT of leaves.... lol... Then i need to outline each one.... In the drawing i put a center vein down each one.. not sure if i'll do that with the painting..  Then the visible blue sky needs to be shaded...and the hinges and door knob put on the door...  All this month.... Cross your finges!!!  Drop me a line and say..... 'Hey... did you work on the painting today..'  LOL !

......and last but not least I've been answering some snail mail.... I love sitting down and writing letters.... They've just really taken a back seat lately....  How do you fit in everything you want to do in a day...     

Jinx is never far away... Here he is at my feet while i write....He's such a good boy... And he's got the 'CatNap' thing down pat... lol   Well i hope everyone has had a fabulous week! And i'll be around to see what you've been up to.. Let's T party!!!  Hugs! deb


Mac n' Janet said...

I'm working on a painting too, first one in a couple of years and it's like I've forgotten everything I ever knew about painting. Really like yours, I'm sure you'll get it done. Your kitty is so handsome.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I know exactly what you mean by either mow or visit my blogging friends. This month is even harder for me, but when we set our minds to something, we get it accomplished. That is going to be a fabulous painting. It's already incredible.

Erika is ALWAYS generous. She has been such a friend to me, and it looks like she spoiled you, too. Her ATCs are fabulous.

Mr. Frog would make a great door stop. He's a gem, and too bad the squirrels like him as much as you do.

I can write about three sentences and my hand cramps so much I have to stop for awhile. I prefer to use my computer and printer to write anything these days. However, I love your handwriting and that mug, too.

Jinx sure looks content and resting up after the after party. Thanks for sharing your art, your always fun to see projects, Jinx and his antics, and your coffee with us for T this week.

CraftyViolet said...

I have so many projects on the go...and in my head...that Joe says I'll have to live to be 150 to get them all done! He may be exaggerating a maybe a year to two!
Love the pig!
We've been busy too - had to buy a new stove because they don't make parts for ours anymore so we had to buy a matching fridge. At first I was upset at the cost but after seeing the new ones we picked out - wowzer! Can't wait to get them. Of course it didn't end there - the toaster oven died an hour after we got home from buying the fridge and stove and the next day my computer monitor died. Oh well, at least it wasn't my sewing machine!

Divers and Sundry said...

You did get a lovely ATC package, didn't you! That is a great frog, but I can't imagine why the squirrels have taken such a liking to him. Good luck on getting that fabulous painting done. He'll be impressed! Happy T Day~

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Cat TV - you're too funny, Deb. Wow, Jinx is doing well for his age. He looks so sweet there and taking his cat nap - lol.

Erika's ATCS are great. She sent you two?! How sweet.

Your poor frog looks really sick. I look forward to seeing how you heal him up.

Fingers and toes crossed. Has hubby been allowed to view the progress or will he be completely surprised?

How do I fit everything in? I don't. Nobody does.

Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

Kate Yetter said...

Your seed pod tree is lovely. Looking forward to seeing where you put it.

Beautiful ATC's and package from Erika.

Hope you get all your projects done, especially your painting.

Happy Tea Day,

My name is Erika. said...

Glad you liked your little package Deb. I wonder why the squirrels went after Mr Frog? I think he will be happier inside. And you get to enjoy him all the time that way. :) Think positive and you will finish that painting. ANd great to see Jinx. Animals are such good friends, aren't they? happy T day. Hugs-Erika

kathyinozarks said...

Never enough time in a day thats for sure ha ha
I wonder why the squirrels are bothering your frog-that is strange-a door stop like Elizabeth said is a fun idea
good luck with the paining
Your cat looks comfy lol Happy T Day Kathy

Valerie-Jael said...

You have been keeping really busy. Jinx is looking great, a fine cat indeed. Your painting is coming along beautifully - keep going, you're nearly there! The frog is really hugs, but I don't understand why the squirrels attack him, poor thing! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

Meggymay said...

Jinx looks so relaxed and content looking at his TV. That made me smile today.
Your painting is looking awesome, the detail must take you hours to complete a small area. Good luck I'm sure you will get it finished for your husbands Birthday.
Your ATC's and goodies from Erika look fantastic.
Happy T day wishes.
Yvonne xx

Let's Art Journal said...

I loved watching Jinx watching his TV he looks such a cutie nestling at your feet while you write your letters 😁. Now I wonder, if he is watching all those hummers that are keeping you busy or those naughty squirrels who have taken a liking to Mr. Frog 😉. Wow, Erika sent you such beautiful ATCs and all those wonderful goodies too, that's so kind! Your tree looks fabulous with its new trunk, you and your hubby make such a great crafting team 😁. Your painting is so amazing, all the detail you create is stunning and I'm sure your hubby will love it too! I hope Mr. Frog feels better soon and wishing you a Happy T Day! J 😊 x

CJ Kennedy said...

Headbutt to Jinx. Ink loved watching Cat TV, too. All your projects! I'm afraid I don't have the discipline you do. I'd say to heck with the grass

Dianne said...

oh my, your painting is truly stunning! keep'll get there! love the Christmas tree, so pretty! poor froggy... I suspect squirrels may be digging in my flower pots...not sure what has been throwing out poor little plants onto the ground. happy T day!

Halle said...

I missed T day as well last week. sometimes chores have to win out. Loved your post. So many wonderful things and stories. Those squirrels can be a real pain in the rear!!
Your painting is just amazing! Sometimes a deadline, even self imposed can really get the creativity kicked into long as the household todo list doesn't get in the way. :)
Happy T day!

Lisca Meijer said...

Your Jinxyboy is a fine specimen! Beautiful cat!
Busy? What busy? We are retired so even more busy than ever! I know what you mean. Not enough hours in the day. I go to bed at 1 am as it is...
Your painting is stunning. Yes, of course you will finish it this month. It is your pride and joy. And I'm sure you won't need reminding to work on it.
Your seed pod tree is beautiful. I smiled when you said it now doesn't fit on the top cabinet anymore.... Oh well.
Funny how the squirrels go for the silver skin of the frog. Can you give it a coating of something that they can't pick at? Or perhaps changing the color will do the trick.
Happy T-Day

Sharon Madson said...

To answer your question, no, I do not fit everything in a day that I want to accomplish! I am supposed to be writing stories for our son. He has sent questions, and I am so far behind! I want to start an art journal, as all you bloggers are inspiring me. Up till now I Scrap and make cards, and I don’t get all that done. I want to study and memorize Bible scripture. What happens to my day? Well, you asked.... :)
Your painting is coming along nicely. Your hubby will love it, I am sure. And kudos to you for really writing letters! The recipients will enjoy them. Thanks for the Tea Day post, and have a great week.

johanna said...

you are so busy, even in this heat... and your cat is laying around like mine. barely willing to move - and i can understand;)
happy t-day!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love seeing Jinx and I love the thought of the humming birds. the mowing less so! Loved seeing the goodies from Erika too! Your painting is coming on but I can see how much work you are needing to put in to it.
Sorry to say ....that frog is far too big...if it was me I would let the squirrels have him,,,hee! hee! can you tell I do not like frogs one little bit> Have a great week! Happy T Day, Chrisx

froebelsternchen said...

Your kitty is so handsome.Your painting is coming along so extremly nice.
You are such a busy and talented soul! Great mail from Erika- wow!
Happy summer! Happy T-Day Deb!

Big hugs, Susi