More Snow and Pics

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It sleeted all night long and the power did not go out! Then it snowed more this morning.

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Then the sun came out bright and beautiful! The dogs had a great time playing in the snow.

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Are You Ready for the Power to Go Out?

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From one of my favorite books when I was very young.

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One of my resources in case the power goes out. The prettier one.

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And of course a lantern.

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Charlie keeping guard on the flashlights in the hall.

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This safety light is the best thing ever! It stays plugged into the wall and then if the power goes out it turns on and is supposed to last three hours but I really think I have seen it last longer.

The sleet is really coming down now so I am pretty sure the power will go out tonight. But I have extra food cooked, extra tea made and the dogs will keep even the coldest person warm when snuggled up under the covers!

The Great Snow Event of 2014 in SC

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That is the only little bits that I can show you which is not much. I’m not going out into it since I fell on ice about twenty years ago and my back hasn’t been right since. It snowed a little yesterday and then started again this morning. It’s amazing how much snow can accumulate in a few hours. Or even fifteen minutes!

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Corot Book Play

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The cover of this book appealed to me because of it’s clean, textured, earth toned material with one simple symbol on the front cover. Usually I am all about color but the cover of this book is just soothing.

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This cute little book is a biographical and critical study by Jean Leymarie, translated from the French by Stuart Gilbert. Camille Corot was a French painter born July 16, 1796. Maybe his work has to be viewed lifesize in a museum not all scrunched up in a small book. This is one of his paintings that I liked the most. Souvenir of Mortefontaine, 1864. Louvre, Paris

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Then it was just fun with the book cover.
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A Heartflake

As I was looking through this Kirigami book by Jeffrey Rutzky I decided to try making the heartflake since this is the month of February.

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According to the book this is an adaptation of a design by Cindy Higham. It starts off with a starburst fold and now I will try to take you through the steps to make this heartflake. Goodluck. :)

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I should have erased the 6 inch markings but since I did not, just ignore them for the rest of the time.
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Fold to the right along the dotted line.
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And then fold the same flap back, in half.
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Now fold the far right bottom up the the left along side the crease.
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Then fold the same flap back, in half the other way.
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Draw out the red pattern onto your starburst fold and cut the white parts away.
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I used scrapbook paper which was a little too thick so all of my folds didn’t quite reach as far as they should have so two of my corners were squared off instead of pointy but that is no big deal.
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Cole The Rescue Dog and Eddie’s Wheels

It’s a good thing. No. It’s a great thing!!! Here you can read the story of Cole a beautiful, sweet little rescue dog and how a fabulous company called Eddie’s Wheels helped with his great new life.

Thanks Kimberly for being an animal hero!
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(Photo by his owner)

My granddog Rudie whom I love so very, very much has been stricken with a herniated disc and can’t walk or get around because her back legs are paralyzed. So it was great to find this company. If she isn’t better within a few month she will have to have one of these wheelchairs. The surgery to repair her disc would be $4000! And it would be horrible to put her down because of this. She is the most gentle, loving and sweet dog that I have ever met. So well-behaved and easy-going. She rides in the car like a dream and always thinks that grammie has come over to take her for a ride. Sometimes when I baby sit her I take her for a ride to entertain her so when I go over she always runs to my car. I love to play frisbee with her, she is fantastic at it. It is so sad to think she won’t be able to play anymore. Even if she recovers she won’t be able to run or jump like that in case she would re-injure her disc.

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A Winter’s Day

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