My Sister’s Chronicle of Nashville

As soon as Mr. Basketmaker and myself returned from his workshop on Nantucket and visiting family in New Hampshire and Maine, I had to hop back in the car and head to Nashville to pick up my sister from the airport. Her childhood friend turned 50 and my sister and her friend’s sister planned a small “girl’s long weekend” celebration.

And being the smart and clever person my sister is, she decided to post her Nashville experiences via her cocktails. (Which was fine with me since I didn’t want her taking my picture for 4 days…) So I’m stealing her images and posting them here, because, as her annoying older sister, I can do that kind of stuff!

Thanks Michelle, Lurée and Renée for a great weekend!

You can follow my sister on her Instagram here. She is a great artist and photographer and posts often. (Not like me. I started my Instagram several years ago and still have only ONE image there.)

August Calendar Girl: Miss Kathy

For the month of August, the Cottage Girl’s Cover image belonged to Kathy Cosgrove. (I say “belonged” because I waited too late to post and there’s only a few days left…).

I’m working on September’s now so I can get it posted closer to the beginning of the month.

Happy August Birthdays to Sybil, Hannah, Suzanne and Kathy W.!

Also, if you would like a calendar and have not purchased one prior, please let me know. I will be working on Year 2018 soon and would like to order enough.

Five Questions Friday: BB

Q: How about that eclipse?
Eric: Ahh, it was amazing. More so that it went directly over our house so we had 100% totality. Never saw anything like it. And great to share it with our friends Jud & Suzanne. But I probably should have worn those glasses.

Q: What are you talking about? Jud & Suzanne brought you glasses! You didn’t wear them?
Eric: I know just kidding. You are so easy.
(side note: Thanks to Suzanne for bringing the black and white “eclipse” cookies! I have a big sweet tooth so the “heavy sweetness” was perfect for me—ha ha.)

Q: We are now done with Summer Workshops. How did it go (from your point of view)?
Eric: Oh I think they went very well. We may need to add another week next year because both groups are coming back and we will need space for others.
(We’ll see… your workshops are a lot of work!)
Q: I heard it’s not Jaxson but Coco Kitty who is the instigator. Really?
Yup we all saw it, and multiple times during all the workshops. She was taunting him by getting closer while he was sleeping and when he popped up his head she would arch her back and make her ‘noise’ while showing her teeth.

Q: What aggravated you this week?
Eric: You listening to your Dad and allowing him to get you sucked into Big Brother. You are banned from watching that next year. You tell your Dad I said so.