Slow progress is progress still

Officially, it has been 2 months since we signed the papers on house number 2.

I should give it a name to not confuse it with our main residence. After some thought, I will refer to the house as the “cottage on greene.” I like that!

Busy does not even describe life at the cottage on greene. Setbacks have happened…….some unexpected. Such as a little hurricane called Matthew. While not in the direct path, winds and lots of rain resulted in uprooted trees falling on power lines. And you know when that happens…….no electricity…….for 4 days.

The brick cottage fared well in the storm, but without the comforts of home, this old fashion girl, who has grown fond of all things plugged in, stayed on higher ground 3 1/2 hours away.

I left behind many, many unfinished projects. I had hoped to show some pictures of how breathtakingly beautiful the little cottage is becoming. sigh, sigh, sigh. Not yet!

I will be back there in 2 days and hope to hit the ground running. My days here have been spent shopping for all the stuff to take back to the cottage.

My recent hangouts…….Thrift stores, Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Target etc. In between the shopping, a long overdue trip to my hairdresser.   Smile, smile smile.

I have chalk paint, milk paint, antiquing glaze, fabric, fireplace screen, desk chair ($25), dishes, wall decor

and a dozen or so of other things from shopping my stash of stuff in the garage.

I also met a dear friend for dinner and talk, accent on the talk. I had a wonderful supper with one special girl. Will blog about that later.

And lest you think I wasted even a second, I worked on three tiny projects. Evidence below.


An acrylic painted,  fall burlap wall hanging.


A rag wreath made out of drop cloth remnants.

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And an acrylic painting of a leaf on a burlap pillow.


I can take a breath now before full speed ahead!