Sunday, May 4, 2008

Tootin' The Horn of yet Another Friend!

As you all know, I love talking about my good friends - people that are so talented and soooooo kind!!! I always like to TOOT THEIR HORN and brag on them a lil' bit - 'cause they so deserve it!!!!

Well this last Saturday, Derby Day, is usually one of the busiest days of the year for us - this is because everybody thinks it is safe to plant flowers and a garden after Derby Day. Thankfully, we were very busy and we are so grateful for that - but that usually means no lunch breaks, actually no breaks of ANY kind. So surprise, surprise - one of my customers brought us some delicious homemade potato soup with shredded cheese and yummy hickory smoked bacon to top it all off. Now, how sweet was that!!!! Thank You Susie!

So as we were loading up Susie's flowers, she shows me this incredible birdhouse she had made - her first construction project I might add. It is so big - I don't know if you all can tell in the picture - but it was made of old wooden siding, rusty tin for the roof, old knobs and handles for the perches - well, it just stole my heart!!!! This should inspire us all to make one of these!! Can't you just see it on your front porch or on a big column in your landscape - it would look absolutely perfect anywhere - indoors or out!!!

So this post is for you Susie, thanks so much for your kindness - you made our day! And when you get your lovely bed and breakfast open - I'll toot your horn some more!!!

Have a blessed day Everybody and Happy Creating!!

Cathy Cobblestone


madrekarin said...

Oh, wow! There are going to be some happy birds in that lovely house! Please tell Susie that I think her house is beautiful!

Ada Mae said...

Great birdhouse. Susie did a great "first" job. Does she plan more?

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much Cathy for the kind words and inspiration you give me. I had so much fun creating this whimsical birdhouse. I thought of you and your "birdhouse building" Grandfather during the whole project.
"What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. They are but trifles to be sure, scattered along life's pathway, the good they do inconceivable."
You are always smiling!!!! Thanks.

Nancy Jo said...

Isn't that cute! I love the door handles.

Lisa said...

What a great "first construction" project. Mine would probably get condemned, lol.

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I can imagine that in my backyard or in my house. It is a true work of art. Great job by Susie and how nice of you to share it with the rest of us.

The Country Junction said...

OMG! that birdhouse is AWESOME!!! Great job Susie!!!......are you sure that's your first? you did a wonderful job!!.......oh and the soup sounds yummmy too!!!

Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

That is one gorgeous birdhouse! Can't wait to see the 2nd project.