Monday, May 31, 2010

Wonderful Weekend

I hope everyone has had a safe and wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. It's hard to believe that it is almost over and tomorrow morning I'll be back in the office wondering where the time went and looking forward to the next weekend.  

The picture above didn't turn out very well and I promise I will post more pictures of this
 fantastic project later. This isn't my project, this is a large primitive dining table in the (still a work in progress) keeping room. Kirby crafted this table for me; we were looking at a house in the country a while back and they had torn down an old barn and were planning to burn all of the wood. These boards are 14 inches wide and  he loaded them up and brought them home. He's done a fantastic job on the table but needless to say this is barn wood that he's working with. We are in love with every knot and wormhole and you can see the marks from the huge saw that cut this magnificent tree; we know that we are going to have to do some scrubbing and possibly some sanding but I guess the question is;  what is the best way to preserve the natural beauty and integrity of this wood and at the same time make it a cleanable surface for dining?  
We would greatly appreciate any suggestions. He's put so much love and work into this beauty and I can hardly wait to start using it. AND NOW that I know how talented he is I'm wondering what his next project might be!           

Did I say I love this table? Now I need a larger room, maybe in an old country house.

I also want to say Happy Birthday to our dear not so little now Sugar Bee. She's been with us almost a year now and see how tiny she was. I figured her to be maybe 4-5 weeks old when she came to us and what a joy she has been. I'll have to get another picture of her to post soon so you can see how she has grown;  and I should tell you she is still quite this mischief.

With that being said I'd like to introduce you to River, well at least that is what we are calling him today. Last week a neighbor child asked us if we could take his kitten. I immediately said no but I was a little concerned because he said a lady around the corner had found it and he couldn't keep it. Well there had been a mama kittie and three babies in a yard the day before and we wondered if it might be a baby separated from it's mom. Well Kirby went over to the neighbors house and sure enough it looked just like one of the babies in that litter and he brought it home to see if we could reunite it with it's family. Well the mama and her babies were no where to be found. I later talked with the little boy's mom and she said they had the kitty for two weeks and didn't want it because their landlord did not allow them to have pets. Well what to do?? This little guy was so scared, he doesn't bite and he isn't wild but for three days he has growled at me, Kirby and the other kitties, he growls at his food, he growls at his toys and he growls at his water. Every waking moment he has spent growling. He has a grand appetite and we have already gotten him wormed, flea treated and his first shot. He loves to play and loves to snuggle and to be petted but growls constantly. This morning I woke up with him crawling around my neck and so sweetly purring and today he hasn't growled so much. I guess his little young life has been tough and it is so good to see him feeling loved.  

It was really hard to get the pictures, he's only still when he's sleeping but at least I know that he's healthy and happy. Now if he had only brought his own house keeper with him.....
Have a great week 
Blessings, Sallie  


  1. what sweet little babies you have!!!
    Cats are like potato chips ya know....
    you can't have just one!!!! Bless your Heart for taking him in...he'll respond with years of love for you!
    Beautiful Table too!!!!!

    Blessed be,
    lori from Notforgotten Farm

  2. Awww, Sallie, your little ones are adorable!


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