Monday, February 27, 2012


Today in Chardon, Ohio, a student was killed at school...shot by a student.  Four more were injured.  How sad, how tragic, how awful.

Please pray for students and families who were touched by this tragedy.

Thursday, February 9, 2012


My sweet Gracie got sprayed by a skunk this morning.  I was still in bed...Rick got up before me and let her outside.  EWWWWW, he comes in and so gently tells me...Gracie got sprayed by a skunk. 

Of course, I jumped up out of bed and started gathering things together to bathe her.  Thankfully my Girl Scout training had me ready for just such an emergency.  I got into the pantry and into the box where I keep some of my cleaning supplies.  Yep, I had a bottle of this stuff --->

Gracie got a bath.  Poor baby doesn't like a bath, but she was so good.  She smells better, but the house still has residual skunk scent.  I have scrubbed things, I have put towels and other things that were used into the washer with LOTS of vinegar, borax and detergent.  They have been washed twice and I think there will be one more washing.  I got a tip that the pet store has products that you can wash things in to help remove pet smells.  Whatever doesn't come out "skunk free" will be disposed of!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

The final 2

The wonky house block creation has been completed!  All 12 blocks are now finished and will be packed up and shipped off this week.  The block on the left is a hospital, the likes of which is where you end up when you've made 12 wonky house blocks!!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Wonkies 9 & 10

Two more wonky houses are complete...only two more to go and then they get sent off to their new homes!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Wonky house #8 and an edit on #7

I just couldn't leave my brick house as wonky as it was, so I added a wonky tree for the owl to perch upon.

To the right is a paper pieced bird house!