Category Archives: A Day In My Life

Punch Needle Focus

On December 3, 2010 I started this blog with “Whimseytopia:  Ready For Prime Time.”  That seems like eons ago, and yet it also feels like yesterday every time I pull up a fresh page upon which to leave my tidbits … Continue reading

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Punch Needle Prospects Revisited

On January 15, 2012 I wrote a post entitled Punch Needle Prospects. Moments ago, on the auspicious occasion of opening my new Etsy Shop Whimseytopia, I, inexplicably, went back and read what I’d written so long ago.  Really? That I am … Continue reading

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Got Milk?

Been working in acrylics again because I’m getting ready for two teaching opportunities this summer.  This cow is a composite of several cows I found on the Internet.  I think animals are easier than anything, and acrylics are far easier … Continue reading

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Lucy and The Pumpkin: An Update

Now that Lucy’s eye infection has resolved, The Pumpkin caught another cold.  Instead of a trip to the vet, again, I’m giving them both Lysine, an amino acid that ostensibly helps treat these.  She’s got a loose nose and she’s … Continue reading

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Lucy and The Pumpkin

Batten down the hatches.  The invasion has begun.  Yes, I got both.  It was bad enough I took them from their mom, but I couldn’t bear to separate them from each other.  And in the three short hours they have … Continue reading

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The Pumpkin Cat

Today is a big day.  We pre-adopted a cat.  Kitty actually.  It’s a he, only two months old, and not ready to leave the adoption center because of a cold.  So we put him on lay-away, as it were, and … Continue reading

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Two Hours Later

I had just put up the post To Kill A Mockingbird about two hours earlier when my husband comes flying up the stairs panting that a bird was stuck in our water heater and he couldn’t free it.  What????  I … Continue reading

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The Shops Are Closing!

A couple of years ago (while I was still in Florida) I wrote a blog about how “diminished” our towns would be if all the independent boutique-style shops closed. In particular I was speaking about yarn-shop patrons succumbing to the … Continue reading

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Sleeping Through the Weather Report

I have been sleeping a lot lately.  Not great sleep; more fitful and not rejuvenating.  But it’s a mystery that I didn’t see this storm coming.  When I opened my eyes this morning, it was so bright beyond the shade … Continue reading

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The Lure of the Lake

There seems to be no end to the beauty of Western North Carolina.  And there seems to be no end to our quest to see it all during this holiday vacation.  Lake Lure is a finger-like lake stuck in the … Continue reading

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