Black Walnut

More snow piled up last night and this morning.
When I went for my walk I took along some birdseed.
Scattered it on top of the snow for them.
I reached my favorite resting spot .
Sitting on my tree stump was a black walnut.
We squirrels love black walnuts as much as we love acorns.
Black walnuts are much harder to open than any other nut.
It took me most of the day chewing on the hard shell to open it.
The walnut inside was sure tasty.
I chewed the shell up until I got every crumb from the nut eaten.
I was tired out from all the chewing on that shell.
I decided to crawl into the log and take a nap.
On second thought maybe I’ll watch the birds instead.

Amelia builds some furniture

Making furniture that goes with the name Thimble.
I dug through my persons wooden spools of thread.
I needed one large one and four smaller ones.
I’m going to make a table my size and some stools.
I’m searching the button box.
I need a large button as a table top.
Now four medium ones for stool seats.
Found what I needed.
Now to get the furniture built.
This is a big button to pick up for someone my size.
Here it is as my tabletop.
These are vintage corduroy buttons from an old coat.
They make the best cushy seats for me
I wanted four stools.
I only found three old buttons so only three seats.
My little tea table and stools are finished.
After all the hard work I deserve to relax with a cup of tea.
As I’m drinking my tea I’m trying to decide if I should paint my furniture.

Seasoned Senior Fellowship

I know that I’m not a senior.
I did go to a Seasoned Senior luncheon with my person yesterday.
The theme was what are you thankful for.
First I was thankful my person took me.
I met a few people at our table that were excited to meet me.
I walked around and looked at the centerpieces.
I did feel thankful and blessed to have such a good home.
The turkey was a candle holder.
I felt a little sad when turkey and dressing were served for lunch.
Made me think of the turkeys that will be on dinner tables next week.
It was a fun day. We saw a slide show of a members trip to China.
The best part at the end was a candy bar for all of us.

Little Yellow Shawl Finished

Sporting my newly completed shawl I ventured outside for a stroll.
I’m standing in front of the new growth on my persons September Clematis.
The clematis last month was cut all the way to the ground. It had grown on the deck railing for years.
My person said no matter how many times she cuts the quince it
continues to grow through the boards of the deck landing.
Posing on the steps for a picture.
The lamb’s ears are so soft to the touch.
These are the only growing things I could find in the yard that are blooming. Fall is coming.

Hitty’s Story

The Hitty’s gather round to read Hitty Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field.
They’re very excited to read about the first Hitty and all her adventuress.
The girls gather closer to look at the authors signature in the book.
The beginning of the book shows original Hitty writing her memoirs.
The girls have so much more to learn about ancestor Hitty.
I do believe they will have so much fun sharing the reading aloud of Hitty’s story.

Birch Tree

I was out riding around with my person.
Still wearing my bow tie.
I can’t help it I like my bow tie.
We took a short cut that we usually don’t take and spotted this downed birch tree.
I went over and investigated.
Buried in the roots of the tree was all this glass.
I found a few very dirty pieces that I dug out and saved.
I found this old rusty wire coil.
I saved it and brought it home.
You just never know when a rusty coil of wire will be useful.
I can see why the tree fell over.
It was hollowed out and rotted.
I gathered some of the white bark.
I wasn’t in any hurry so I scampered around the tree.
I had enough fun.
Time to go home.
These are the two pieces of glass I saved.

ACorns Pixie Hat

I had remarked to Cheerful the Pixie, as to how much I admired her hat.
Today Cheerful arrived at my door with a Pixie hat in my size.
For me.
She helped me put it on.
Whispering in my ear she told me the hat might just be magical.
I’d have to wait.
When the time is right I’d know if it was .

ACorn Builds Furniture

I thought I needed furniture that was built for a squirrel.
I set to work building some for my home.
I gathered twigs, moss, acorns and pine cone bits.
I built my table first.
A squirrel has to have a place to eat.
A bed was the next to be built.
I had to special build my bed so my tail would fit.
I’m working on a couple of chairs for my table.
Will show more furniture as I get it done.
It’s hard work doing all this sawing and hammering.

Playing Inside

I was playing on the stairs with my bear Teddy.
Pepper come down and see what I’m doing, said ACorn.
I picked up Teddy as I walked over to what he had planned.
Pepper I want to get the magic 8 ball down and ask it questions.
Here sit Teddy on the chair .
I want Teddy with me.
Go ahead Pepper ask it a question.
I didn’t want to play magic 8 ball.
I wanted to play dolls.
I sat Teddy and Raggedy Ann in the swing.
I felt bad for ACorn.
I didn’t want him to have to play alone.
Dolls could be played with later.
I went over to ACorn to play what he wanted to play.