Monday, September 29, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Anyway, I hope the rain lets up soon. The wind and rain keep me thinking about and praying for everyone that was in hurricane Ike's path. Tomorrow is Mayflower's Fall Match being held in Windsor, CT. Details are up on the web site. We are having a conformation match, obedience, rally, Canine Good Citizen test and a fluffy exhibition. Mari Carroll and Judy Pilat are chairing the match. There is a pavillion which we've all squished beneath in the rain before; but the park is so nice, I hope it dries up a bit so we can spread out and not have muddy wet Corgis. See you there? -CS ^..^
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
p.s. There will be a new Christmas Corgi Original Art update this week! I've been busy working on some fun new pieces....stay tuned!
*photo of Babe Ruth from Encarta
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I have been so blessed over the years to have met so many wonderful people through my artwork and through having Corgis. I can't even begin to tell you all of the warm fuzzies I get when someone tells me how something I've created has become a part of their lives every day or for their holiday traditions each year. I cherish every email, note and photo that has come my way over the years. I especially love the Corgi photos! All of them mean so much to me. Corgi people are the best! There is something about being an animal lover, especially a Corgi lover that makes us kindred spirits I think. We understand each other. We know that when we walk in the door our zany Corgis are going to great us as enthusiastically as Dino on the Flintstones. We know the cuteness of the Corgi lying on its back with its four short little legs in the air coaxing a tummy rub. We know that little frog-legged Corgi splat. And, no matter what kind of dog or cat you may have, we all know that look that says, 'I love you.' (Now feed me!) Yesterday I received the nicest bunch of photos and a little video clip from the wonderful McTurk family in Australia: Grant, Sue, Zak, Chloe and Toy their Corgi. Thanks so much, you guys are the best!
(**Note: if my blog music is playing, just scroll down to the red playlist box on the left of the blog and hit the pause button to turn off the music until the video clip is done.)
Oooh...yes, one more thing? Tanya over at Sunday Baker pointed out a fun new feature here on Blogger, the Followers List. I just added it to my sidebar. Just click on the link and add yourself! I love knowing who pops in to say hello, and as Tanya said, I do appreciate everyone who takes time to visit during their busy day. I think I will have a little Followers Giveaway surprise as well once we have enough little pictures up there! Have a happy day everyone! -CS ^..^
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Every time I've seen an ad for this little hydroponic wonder, I have wanted one for my very own. How many times in the middle of Winter I've wished for easy access to fresh herbs to cook with (translation: NOT having to drive to the market and hope they are there...) For my birthday last month, my wish came true. My parents surprised me with my own little AeroGarden. It is really, really easy to maintain so far. You simply assemble the unit (not difficult) carefully pop in the grow-lights, put the seed pods in their little holes, add water; add nutrient tablets which are provided with each growing kit and plug it in. You keep the little pods covered with the provided clear covers until they sprout. I'm growing the kitchen herb kit; Italian Basil, Purple Basil, Parsley, Chives, Dill, Mint and Thyme. Thyme seeds were substituted for Cilantro in my kit. I planted the garden on August 12, and you can see in the photo what they look like now. Each pod tells you in how many days you can expect the seeds to sprout. The light from the garden is VERY bright. You can set it to turn on and off in case the garden light is close enough to disturb your sleep. We usually leave a night-light on, but now we don't need it because the grow-lights are more than enough. I am tempted to get another one (in white or silver) because I'm thinking about growing either the cherry tomatoes or strawberries. I've read both positive and negative reviews from people who have tried them so I'm trying to resist until I see how successful I am with my first attempt. The parsley is growing the slowest. The only real problem we've had is that the cats like to eat the chives! I think I will need to plant some catnip in a little pot and put it next to the AeroGarden so hopefully they will choose that instead. Skittles loves to hang out under the warm grow-lights. Batgirl has come to kiss him goodnight.-CS ^..^