Friday, January 8, 2016

Five on Friday

Joining in with Amy at Love Made My Home for the very first Five on Friday.  Slow week here at the Little House in the Swamp, we're better, but the cough lingers and our clinic says it may linger for a couple of weeks.

My Five are a bit of a mix.

The First is my new header.  Mac painted it from a photo we took out at Fort Pulaski, a Revolutionary fort that's on the way to Tybee Island.  The animals were added to give it interest.  Mac  thought he'd painted a lizard in in and now he can't find it, so he may sneak by and paint it in.  Have you heard the joke about when is an artist through with a painting?  Well, if you'll distract the museum guard, he'll just hurry over and get a few more strokes in.  And that's the truth, a painting is never finished.



The Second is the puzzle I'm starting.  I got a new one for Christmas, but this is one I got last year and never got around to, so it's first.  I've sorted the colors and the edge, should get to start it tomorrow.


The Third is my Christmas throw that was supposed to be done by Christmas and of course wasn't.  I hope to finish is this month.  The green is so dark it looks black.  My daughter says it looks like the Italian flag.  It does rather.



The Fourth was a Christmas present.  We were watching Miss Marple, my hero and role model, one night and when she wanted to look more closely at something she whipped out her magnifying glass, a heart-shaped magnifying glass.  I fell in love with it and Mac searched all over the internet until he found one for me.  It's just perfect.








The Fifth is something that has helped us with our cough, St. Brendan's Irish Cream.  We have a cup of coffee each evening with a heavy dose of St. Brendan's.  My throat loves it.



That's my five.  Hope you have a good weekend.








15 comments:

  1. Mac's painting is great - as always! - but it did make me laugh about artists never thinking their work is truly done, I can understand that! Apparently at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition they used to have a "varnishing day" so that artists could varnish and finish up their paintings, so I guess it was ever thus! I am sure that your irish cream will be helping you! It is probably also good with a couple of ice cubes just to drink, that is how I like that sort of drink. Keep taking care and getting better! Thank you for joining Five On Friday again this year! Happy weekend! xx

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  2. Now, that's my kind of medicine. Ha! Hope you get to feeling better very soon.

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  3. An especial shout out to St Brendan.

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  4. That painting is stunning, he certainly has a real talent. I smiled at the Irish cream the perfect antidote for getting better in my opinion. Hope you are both feeling better soon. These things can linger so take care.

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  5. Of course I admire your crocheting and like the colour combination. Also the painting. Hope you both feel better soon. The Irish Cream drink sounds like a delicious sort of medicine!

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  6. It's so nice to see you at Five on Friday! I love the little skunks in the painting. And the Irish cream remedy sounds great. Enjoy your weekend, Pat :)

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  7. What a beautiful, funny, and interesting 5 today.
    I love Mrs. Marple of the villages she visits.
    Sometimes I wear a magnifying glass necklace or I have a lighted one I carry in my purse.

    cheers, parsnip

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  8. cute joke about the painter. Your husband does beautiful work. And your new little magnifying glass, how charming. I'm afraid my big round one now just looks clutzy compared to yours.

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  9. Love your header picture, the skunks are adorable (from this distance!!!) very clever and fun.
    Like you, I've had the lurgy, viral thing in NZ with sore throat and the works...hope you feel better now!

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  10. Love the new painting with or without lizard. The irish cram sounds so much better than cough medicine. Hope you are both feeling better now:)

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  11. Love that magnifying glass just my sort of thing as well. Hope your coughs get better soon but I like your very sensible medicine! Barbara X

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  12. Ooh I love these, your magnifying glass is gorgeous and I can heartily agree with adding Irish cream to things, I particularly like it in hot chocolate, maltesers hot chocolate but not sure if you can get that in your locality? Xxx

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  13. I hope the cough goes away soon, Janet. I approve of the medicine! I enjoyed spotting all the wildlife in Mac's new painting, it's great!

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  14. OOh! I love your magnifying glass. Pretty and practical! Don't worry --there's always another Christmas within 12 months - so your blanket can be for next year. I have a quilt I started this year that isn't quite done either. I put it away and I'll pull it out in Novemeber , I guess!! Happy New Year!!

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  15. Glad you seem to be a bit better, just need that cough to go and I love Mac's picture as your header, brilliant. Good joke too ! I am sure you will finish your THIRD!!! wow!!! throw soon. xxxx

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