Thursday, November 30, 2017

I Was So Suprised !

Who would have thought.....
Back on 19 May 2016 my blog was listed on Past Impressions ,a UK based company, in their article "6 Of the Best Cross Stitch Bloggers".
You can click the link to see the article and to check out the Needlework Kits, Charts and Accessories that they sell (not affiliated). 

I was super surprised and honored that I was listed, and only found out about it last month because I clicked on their link when checking the traffic sources that were leading other stitchers to my blog. 
Of course I sent them a thank you email right after.

Take Care Everyone
Hugs, Sandy

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Cabin is Changing

Our cabin has been needing some TLC for a bit so last weekend it got a bit of a color change, at least two sides did. Looks better in the summer when all the flowers are blooming. The swing on the porch is a back and butt buster, only good for short sits, so uncomfortable. 

This is how the cabin looked when we bought it back in 1999. It has an exterior coating that has been flaking and peeling off on the sides that get the sun and weather ever since. So not wanting to keep putting the same stuff on it we opted for an in the wood stain that repels and kills bugs such as termites, carpenter ants and borer beetles.
So next year the front will get sanded with an electric hand sander and stained.  

This is the new color that the cabin will be wearing for the foreseeable future. We also want to add stone to the two chimneys to add to it's rustic charm.
Yes it also needs a crap ton of landscaping. I've always like the light color that is on the front side of the cabin, but the stuff just doesn't hold up under the sun and weather. 

Looks more rustic with an old cabin feel from the outside now. 

That's it for today, so until next post..........

Take Care Everyone
Hugs, Sandy

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving filled love, happiness and blessings.

Hugs, Sandy & Robert

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Camping in the Little Belt Mountains of Montana

(Lots of pictures)

Back in September we took our last camping trip of the year to the Little Belt Mountains in the Lewis & Clark National Forest. 

Headin' to the Little Belt Mountains

We stayed for four (4) days going home a day early because of bad weather.
This is where we ended up parking.

Beautiful mountains, a creek and a meadow to enjoy the views of while at the campsite.
We got to watch a fawn playing in the tall meadow grass under mama's watchful eye. Unfortunately the grasses were to high to get any pictures of it.

There are lot's of beautiful dispersed (free) campsites there for those who don't need to have all the modern conveniences and rules of a KOA or monitored style campground. No electrical or water hookups and definitely no WIFI. 
I do take my laptop so I can preview the photos we take to make sure we're getting the shots we want instead of getting home and finding out they were blurry.
Here are a few of the named campgrounds in the area.

Bill & Ruth Korell Memorial Campground

There are 3 or four free campsites here with a beautiful creek, picnic tables, a vault toilet and a water pump, there is also a large two-story cabin that can be rented through the forest service.

Fred M. Ellis Memorial Campground

There are at least 6 free campsites here but no amenities only a few picnic tables. It's still a nice campground with mountain and meadow views.

Hay Campground

This is a Forestry campground that has 3 or 4 site with picnic tables, fire pits and a vault toilet in the main area and 3 or 4 sites up the road just past it with picnic tables and fire pits. 

Saw these while driving down a dirt road....

Someone spent a lot of time on these and run almost a mile down the creek.

Relics from the past are everywhere....

as are the beautiful views.

And finally here is our campsite on the day we left for home.

Snow in September, not unusual for over 8,000 feet up. 

That's it for our camping trips of 2017. Now that we have the 5th wheel the hubs wants to start our 2018 camping season as soon as the snows melt. Speaking of snow, it's still snowing here.
So until next post........

Take Care & Have a Great Weekend
Hugs, Sandy

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

What a way to start off November

Fluffy white crap from above.
Angles having a massive feather pillow fight.

If you've read my blog for a while you know which is my choice.

It started around 9:30 am and is still going at it with BIG flakes turning my yard into a white wasteland. And because of the weather report with the temps in the 30's and 20's for the high's for the rest of the week and into next week it's sure to stick around. 
Time to fire up the wood stove and make some cocoa or hot tea.

Take Care & Stay Warm
Hugs, Sandy