Turn That Thing Off !

Ever been to Montour Falls ?  It is just below Seneca Lake, one of  New York

State’s beautiful Finger Lakes.  We used to go there a lot to see a picker who always

had antiques and wing chairs for me to upholster with grain sacks.  The first time

we went, this is what we saw…..


Right at the end of Main Street, a stupendous water fall that sure did look like it

was falling right into this house.

A sneak peek around the side of the house revealed a wide, fast moving  river

at the base of  the falls.   For Ken and me, who were only visitors, the sound of

the rushing water was appealing.  Although I don’t know how I would feel if I

lived in that house and could never turn the water off.

Sunshine On My Shoulder

Remember that old John Denver song that went “sunshine on my shoulder makes me happy” ?

That is just what came to mind yesterday when we plunked this wonderful early sofa down in

our space in Hudson. The sun would have been right on my shoulder if I had had the time to sit.

Meanwhile, the sun on this stuff was in my eyes and just plain annoyed me, even after I

rolled down the awning outside.

It is always so interesting to me how much light affects our moods. I watched myself go

from pleased to pissed in under a minute. Sometimes, sunglasses are the only way to go.

When Jerry Calls….

When Jerry calls, I come running! Jerry is my much-loved friend and upholsterer, and

a trip to his workshop nets more than just fabulous grain sack furniture. There are always

babies of some kind…this time it’s chicks. 10 of them, all hatched by one busy hen. The

chicks weren’t all that pleased to have me in the hen house with my camera so there are

no pictures of the tiny,  multi-colored balls of fluff  today.


There’s some beautiful grain sack furniture, though,  so it’s chairs… not chicks… for now!

Thank you,  Jerry!