Sunday, March 3, 2019

Spring Has Sprung...

...according to the calendar at 
Buttermilk Cottage:
 December/January/February (Winter)
March/April/May (Spring)
June/July/August (Summer)
September/October/November (Fall)

So, we are in the midst of Spring!!!
All the pretty things popping out in
my yard and neighborhood
proves me right.

In another day or two 
I will be rich in daffodils,
my all time favorite flower.
I hit the jackpot when I bought
this house!

It has been a long while since I have blogged.
I have just come through the busiest time
for my business.
November through February
are always the most active months for me.
After doing a quick tally I see I managed 
to send out 379 orders during those months.
Many of those orders were for multiple items.
So, there has been a LOT of 
sewing and knitting 
going on around here.
With March has come a little
slow down, so I am using that time
to restock and make new things.
Yesterday was the first time in about
six months that I did no sewing at all.

Instead, I spent the day giving
Buttermilk Cottage
a bit of Spring cleaning.

Off came the slipcovers,
which were a bit on the grimy side.

I sprayed the worst spots
with stain remover and after
three loads of laundry...

...they were ready to be put back in place.

A rug at the front door also
got shampooed.

It's nice to get everything back in order
and know it's not only neat,
but CLEAN!

Did you notice my new chair,
or "the knitting chair"?
(I feel a little like Archie Bunker.)

All this cleaning reminds me
of another new purchase.
I just bought myself a 
faux Roomba.

Have you gotten on board with these yet?
Because of all the fiber work I do,
constant clumps of fuzz and
the ever shedding Daisy,
I have been wanting one
just for my office, kitchen
and the hallway that connects the two,
where the laundry is done,
(more lint).
I call the one I got
the "faux roomba"
because it is an off brand,
and I was not going to spend the
$300-$1000 you can spend on these things.
I only intend to use it for spot cleaning
in the rooms mentioned.
After doing a bit of investigating
and review reading
I found the one above.
I did not expect any bells and whistles,
especially since I only paid $100.00 for it.
But it does talk to me,
has a remote control 
and will even mop the floor,
although I probably will not be 
using it for that.
I have only had it for a few days,
but I think I am going to like it.

I have begun anticipating my 
spring and summer house project.
This year I hope to rework the front entry a bit.
I have already ordered a new front door.
I hope to have the porch covering
and railing redone and add 
new outdoor lights.

Something else I am anticipating
in the next couple of weeks
is a visit from my college roommate, Virginia
and another college friend, Marie, 
whom I've known since high school.
(Probably the motivation for all 
the cleaning this weekend!)
The three of us were part of a 
tight group of five 
during college, 
one of whom we have lost track of
and another who is not able to join us.
They will be here in mid March and 
I can promise there will be good times happening at
Buttermilk Cottage!

Happy Spring everyone!

1 comment:

Stacey said...

Beautiful! There's nothing like company coming to motivate. :)

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