Friday, December 23, 2011
Monday, November 07, 2011
Crafts and Cooking AliciaMae is a hard working blogger and multi skilled crafter. I met AliciaMae through the BlogFire group that she formed and I have great confidence in her abilities. Crafts and Cooking is well written and presented in a professional and friendly way.Southern as Biscuits Kristi is into art, culture, raising kids, and she's somewhat of a foodie. Lots of posts related to local art events, volunteer duties and mommy time. This is the kind of blog that usually has massive followers - maybe they just haven't found her yet. How does she do it? I dunno, but I sure love SaB blog. Pass the biscuits, please!
Georgia Marbles Georgia from Ohio makes aprons, tutus and quilts! Well, she's just a wiz with a needle - it's a skill that I greatly admire. I sometimes find Georgia in chat rooms, and I've known her on Etsy for a long time. Georgia Marbles blog has wonderful features of other crafters, and she also likes to share her work - yeah, so maybe GM has just over 200 following but I'll make an exception:)
crivens jings and help ma blog Now, for something different. Alistair from Scotland is a brilliant author and a delight to behold. I've been following this eccentric blogger for quite a long time, and he never disappoints. Poetry, holiday trips, and everyday thoughts. He's a genius.
also . . . ME! Yes, I've been awarded the Liebster Blog Award by Breath of the Dragon; a fellow pyrographer from Washington State who loves to blog and follows many.
The Liebster Blog Award (German word for 'favorite') is granted to promising blogs with less than 200 followers - it's a great way to spotlight their talents and share their blogs.
When a Liebster Award is given, the recipent needs to take care of a few rules
to keep the honor going:
#1 Post the Liebster Award image on your blog
#2 Say thank you to the blogger that chose you for their favorites, and give a link back to their blog
#3 List your Top 5 blogs, and leave a comment so those bloggers know they have been selected for the honor
#4 Spread the love and visit some new blogs, and always feel good about your efforts
Edge of the Wildwood would like to recognize the blogs listed above for their quality of content, their original perspective and mostly for the time and devotion in creating liebster blogs!
I'm a follower!
Saturday, November 05, 2011
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
And a girl in the corner let no one ignore her
'Cause she thinks she's the passionate one
BlogFire is a group of blistering HOT bloggers that seller their handmade goods on ArtFire
Add some fuel to the fire for the BlogFire Blitz! Edge of the Wildwood is promoting a special handmade item from my ArtFire shop:
woodburned bookends called "ONCE UPON A TIME . . ."
It's storytime! A functional and beautiful pair of bookends with "Once Upon a Time" and "they lived happily ever after"
A prancing white unicorn is featured on the 'Once Upon' bookend, with a bronze horn to match the color around the edges. The fanciful lettering fills the space and brings to mind many a sweet fairytale.
The cute grey squirrel adorns the "happily ever after" bookend, collecting his golden acrons and oak leaves. The edges and acorn tops are colored with metallic bronze. A simple but playful lettering is carefully woodburned for a timeless and fun display.
Sold as a pair, these bookends are sure to please a young reader. A soft matte finish cuts down on glare and makes the pieces very touchable. Sturdy metal book holders bear the weight of the books, making for a long lasting product. Easy to ship!
There's MORE!!! The BlogFire Blitz continues
with a special item from Karen at
Will Oaks Studio blog:
handcrafted artisan jewelry at affordable prices
Follow the BLOGIFRE BLITZ by clicking on the link
Oh, yeah, it was like lightning, everybody was frightening
And the music was soothing, and they all started grooving
Monday, October 31, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Here lies Billy Brown
Lost at sea and never found
Here lies Walter Dudley
He found out too late,
Dobermans aren't cuddly.
Here lies departed Jim Migg
He would like for you to dig
Here lies old Mrs. Derns
Now being eaten by lots of worms
Here lies poor old Lester Moore.
Took four slugs from .44
No Les, no more ...
Here lies Frank McGloan
By a gun he's dead
Was caught in bed
With a wife that wasn't his own
Here lies the father of 29
There would have been more
But he ran out of have time
Here lies my wife in earthy mould
Who when she lived did naught but scold
Good friends go softly in your walking
Lest she should wake and rise up talking
Here lies Gil, a teen
A tisket, a tasket,
His head lies in the casket
Here lies dearly departed Bill
He always lied and he always will
He lied once too often and now he lies still
Here lies good old Fred
A great big rock fell on his head
Here lies beloved brother Tor,
He couldn't take it anymore
Here lies the body of Thomas Kemp
Who lived by wool and died by hemp
Here lies ex-spy Nathan Wood
This time he's underground for good
Here lies thieving Kid McGraw
He was quick on the trigger
But slow on the draw
Here lies the body of John Doe
He had no where else to go
Here lies Matthew Mudd
Death did him no hurt
When alive he was Mudd,
But now he's only dirt!
Here lies Ned -
There is nothing more to be said
Because we like to speak well of the dead
Here lies Anne Mann
Who lived an old maid,
But died an old Mann
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Whenever a man hears it he is young, and Nature is in her spring; wherever he hears it, it is a new world and a free country, and the gates of Heaven are not shut against him
For a 'thrush' this bird is rather large. Head, back and wings are a rusty reddish brown with darker colorings into the tail feathers. A big round white belly with black spots make the wood thrush easy to spot from a distance.
Wood thrushes have been observed 'anting'. Anting is when a bird picks up ants and rubs them on it's feathers. This behaviour is not understood but many have something to do with preening.
Interesting tidbit on the wood thrush: their nest often contains pieces of white paper or cloth.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
About 3 or 4 years ago there was a very successful online initiative called BUY HANDMADE that called for people to take a pledge to buy handmade products. Crafters and artists embraced the concept and soon badges started appearing everywhere "I took the handmade pledge". Why, you could hardly visit a marketplace or community craft site without finding the catchy green and gray images.
We pledged, we purchased, and we spread our enthusiasm for our niche market.
I don't know how many individuals signed onto the pledge page at BUY HANDMADE, but it was impressive and encouraging. Thousands? Hundreds of thousands? We kinda lost count. But we all felt good about it, and our intentions were honest.
Sorry to tell you this, but the BUY HANDMADE.org site is no longer in operation. Many crafters are still harboring the (code for) badges/buttons on their blogs, but those widgets are no longer working. Maybe it's temporary, and the "buy handmade pledge" will come back to us?
A quick google search for 'buy handmade' directs you to some thoughtful articles with everything from reasons to buy handmade, to actual articles for sale. There's even a new pledge page on Inspire Handmade.
Maybe it's time for a new grassroots effort to benefit the makers of handmade goods? Occupy handmade! own it. feels it's power. bring it to the people.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
A special series of driving trails (some are train rides, too) gives you a chance to explore the scenery and mix with the locals all you can stand:)
Great thing about these trails: do-it-yourself. You make the plans, pack up and you're off! Tour the way you always wanted, and whatever pace suits you.
I'm really impressed with this cool website that lays out the trails for you and lets you download the travel guides TN TRAILS AND BYWAYS
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
2 chicken breast, cooked and cut up - or 1 can chicken breast (12.5 oz)drained
1 can mixed veggies, drained, (or about 1 cup frozen or leftovers)
1 baked potato cut up (optional, just makes it hearty)
1/4 cup instant potatoes
2 cups chicken broth
remove piecrust from refr. to warm up.
preheat oven 350.
unroll pie crust into deep pie pan,mash the sides up some so it won't fall in.
spread veggies on bottom
add broth, and sprinkle instant potatoes on top.
cover w/ top crust and crimp edges (for the martha stewart look make a "Y" with thumb and pointer finger, on the edges put your y down and push you other thumb between them=do that all the way around)
bake about 1 hour til golden brown/ cool some before slicing. serves 4
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Saturday, October 08, 2011
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Lt. Col. Francis Tennille (1747-1812)
Lieut. Col. Francis Tennille (1747-1812) as the first settler of that name in Washington County, Georgia, moving there from Virginia before the Revolutionary War. He was a surveyor for the State and his brother Benjamin was his Deputy and one or both of these names appear on nearly all the old land grants from before 1790 to 1800 and after. He erected and lived in the first frame house ever erected in the county. The lumber was sawed out with a "whip saw" that is, the logs were raised on blocks and one man below and one above operated the saw. The house was still standing about 1900 five miles northwest of Sandersville and at that time was the homestead of Cullen Murphy.
He was a lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion, Georgia Brigade of the Continental Line. In several histories it is stated that General Howe, while at Cherokee Hill, South Carolina, after his retreat from Georgia, dispatched Lieut. Tennille with orders to Major Joseph Lane commanding at Sunbury and to Lieut. Aaron Smith of the 3rd Regt. of S.C. who was in command at Ogeechee Ferry "to evacuate their posts, retreat across the country and rejoin the main army." It is recorded as a matter of some importance that Lieut. Tennille successfully accomplished his mission & that "the order was received in ample time".