Archive for May, 2009

postheadericon May Giveaway Day – May 27, 2009

May Giveaway Day

May 27, 2009
Ok, I admit it. I am going to turn into a blogging giveaway junkie. This is just a whole lot of fun for me. It’s great to have readers come by and leave their comments and I love checking out all of the participating blogs out there. It is amazing how many super talented people are out in cyberspace just waiting for us to come across their blog and share a bit of their world. The fact that there are prizes to be won floating around in all of this is just icing on the cake!
This fun event is being hosted by SewMamaSew. They will be posting a list today with the links to all of the bloggers participating in this great Giveaway. Click here:May Giveaway Day to go to their page and start surfing some awesome and creative blogs.
Entering my drawing is extremely easy. Just leave a comment on this blog entry telling me a memorable crafting/sewing/creative moment or event in your life. I’m using my tried & true old cowgirl hat to draw the number randomly, what you write won’t count for the drawing – it’s solely for me because I like to hear other people’s stories and inspirations. Please be sure that there is a way for me to contact you if you are a winner. The drawing closes at midnight on May 31st. I will draw my winner the next day and post it here. Good luck and happy blog surfing!I guess I should tell you what I’m giving away. It will be a surprise package full of crafting/sewing supplies & goodies. I haven’t really finished throwing together the box so it a surprise to me what will be in it as well! I have quite the stash that would love a new home with someone who is feeling creative..BTW, if you want an extra entry into my drawing…become a follower or sign up for my email feeds. Then post another comment on this blog and I will give you another chance to win this unknown surprise box!

postheadericon Wednesday Wanderings

Some of the things that are growing around here:

Mr Lincoln rose (with aphid)

Red Sunflower



Our first hydrangea!

Corn is thriving

Bottle Gourd vine


postheadericon Critter Corner – Cailen

I’ve been remiss in my blog writing as well as introducing the critters that inhabit our world. Today I would like to introduce Cailen (pronounced Kuh-lin). He has many aliases though: Bubba, Pointy Eared Pest and Dingo Dog are some of the more often used. He’s a pretty pooch that we love very much.

Cailen was Michael’s dog before we met. He was just turning a year old when we got together and I think it hurt Michael’s feelings that Bubba took to me right away and was minding me better than he was Michael. I’ve just had a lot more experience with working dogs than he had so it was easier to try to channel Cailen’s natural herding abilities. I’m thinking my mastery of the “mean Mommy voice” also had a lot to do with it.
He’s a very smart dog who is extremely quick and very play driven. I feel really bad that he is going to waste as a cow dog since we don’t really have a herd to work him on at this point. We try to keep him entertained and from getting too bored by playing lots of games with him.
It really helps that he and Chandler absolutely love each other. They play constantly. It is funny to see a hound trying to be as athletic as Cailen. If Chandler didn’t have Cailen to keep him moving, he’d be lounging on the couch eating bonbons. He could easily turn into a slug. Chandler has tried to teach Cailen the art of baying so they can be a really noisy pair at times.
This series shows them :
1) sitting like goods boys,
2) Cailen slamming on the brakes just before Chandler T-bones him at full speed, and
3) the aftermath of the crash (with Cailen having never let go of his toy).
These are our boys!