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~Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.~
- Sir J. Lubbock

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16 Sept 2010
Please visit our Etsy shop for sparkling vintage jewelry and more charming items. www.rachelandpiascottage.etsy.com
24 Jan 2010
Well, I thought I was making some progress last year, but didn't! I think now I am starting to get back into the groove. Please go to www.haitibyhand.etsy.com to purchase wonderful items that will benefit the people in Haiti.
18 Feb 2009
I am making some progress in listing new items....hurray! Please check under the Do It Yourself and Collectible Jewelry categories. I have lots more to come. Thanks for your patience.
23 Oct 2008
I finally have a blog! www.rachel-and-pias-cottage.blogspot.com
27 Oct 2007
01 Oct 2007
02 Sep 2007
Ovations for the Cure Encourages Supporters to Wear Teal
on September 7, 2007 to Raise Awareness About Ovarian Cancer

NATICK, MASSACHUSETTS – July 25, 2007 – Ovations for the Cure, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the relentless pursuit of a cure for ovarian cancer, is asking supporters to wear the color teal on
“Wear Teal Day” – Friday, September 7, 2007.
The goal is to raise awareness and encourage supporters to donate to the organization’s Annual Appeal for Hope. Wear teal on September 7, 2007, and you can help build awareness, spread the word and hope about ovarian cancer.

“Currently there is no test available to detect or screen for ovarian cancer in its early stages, leading to late diagnosis in 75 percent of all cases. Ovations for the Cure (www.ovationsforthecure.org) offers a message of hope and directly supports ovarian cancer research,” explains Patty Franchi Flaherty, Ovations’ Founder and eight-year ovarian cancer survivor. “If each individual wears teal on September 7th, they will join in a growing wave of awareness about the disease and take the first steps to finding a cure.”

Symptoms of the disease include bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, difficulty eating or feeling full quickly, frequent or urgent urination. Experts say women should see their doctor if they suddenly experience any of these symptoms daily for at least two or three weeks.

Ovations recently introduced “The Hope Collection” as another way to wear teal. The collection includes cell phone charms, earrings and bracelets with teal and butterfly accents, pearls and Swarovski crystals to support research and spread the message of hope – to purchase these items, please visit www.ovationsforthecure.org. One hundred percent of all proceeds go directly to research and awareness of ovarian cancer.

About Ovations for the Cure
The Ovations for the Cure Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) not-for profit organization, is dedicated to the relentless pursuit of a cure for ovarian cancer in two critical ways: by proliferating broad-spectrum awareness of ovarian cancer risk factors and its subtle warning signs and through the continued support of new and ongoing ovarian cancer research and treatment initiatives. For more information about Ovations, please visit www.ovationsforthecure.org

27 May 2007
Hope everyone is enjoying their Memorial Day weekend. Things are quiet here, perfect time for reflection and memories of loved ones gone. And always loving thoughts and prayers sent to our military men & women here and abroad.
10 Mar 2007
27 Feb 2007
Oh my goodness...another month has passed! I always think that I will spend time reading Jan. thru Mar. and I haven't picked up a book....yet! Maybe March will be better reading time...enjoy !
01 Jan 2007
Well, the new year has begun (hurray!) and the weather here in Northern California is sunny and mild. I hope everyone is faring well and all are warm and cozy if your neck of the woods is cold ! Lots of exciting projects are planned for 2007 so please check back often for updates. May each and everyone of you experience your best year yet with all the joys and trials it brings, remember "In everything, give thanks." ... gosh I hope I can do just that !
22 Dec 2006
Christmas day is almost here! Are you as excited as I am? I love the Christmas season with all the joy and magic it brings! As Charles Dickens wrote for Ebeneezer Scrooge, "I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. " What a lofty goal I want so much to attain! ~~~ All the best is wished for each and everyone of you dear friends....perfect health, contentment in all you do and lots of money & time to enjoy and share with others :o) ... God Bless Everyone!

01 Dec 2006
Christmas is fast approaching.....I hope everyone is enjoying this glorious season!
02 Nov 2006
Added more prints into the SALE Items category. Hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween and that you are looking forward to the coming Holidays.....Remember to enjoy the process, as much as the results!
12 Oct 2006
Well, what can I say? I haven't updated the site for almost 4 months! I'd like to say that I have been gone on a Grand European Tour (my dream someday) but alas, I cannot! I guess I am still a bit sad, lazy and unmotivated. I have been fortunate to have time to grieve. My Summer was uneventful, but the Fall is filling up each day with short trips every couple of weeks until Christmas.....starting with the scattering of my Mom's ashes in Monterey Bay next week. She has been gone just over 2 years and wanted to be scattered at Big Sur and I just can't stand to go thru another winter without doing it! We are renting a boat and her ashes will be scattered during sunset (her favorite time). I will keep a small bit to enclose within a locket. :o) I hope everyone is doing well and that you are enjoying this wonderful Autumn season filled with so much beauty and peace.(Yes, peace, if you make the time to really savor each moment you have here on earth)
20 June 2006
Still working on updates. Hope everyone has a safe and fun Summer!
04 May 2006
Applique prices will be reduced...just haven't gotten to it yet. Please email me if you are interested.

23 April 2006
New APPLIQUES added under the Do It Yourself category
20 April 2006
New items added under Home and Garden.
18 April 2006
~~~ Sale prints available under the new SALE Items category. ALSO CHECK EACH PRINT CATEGORY FOR MORE SALE PRINTS! Please check back as I will be adding more prints this week. ~~~

~~~ Great news ! We have a bat colony under our carport eaves ! About 20 bats swooped out this evening. I heard their little squeaks yesterday, but thought it was a mouse. Tonight we investigated closer and saw their sweet little heads, but had no idea how many there were. We watched for nearly an hour until they emerged. As a gardener, I love bats! They eat tons of bugs including mosquitoes.....how great is that? I only hope they stay thru the year. Hope you are all blessed to have bats visit your area ! ~~~

7 April 2006
New prints have been added to the Victorian Reprints category. Look under Roses for lovely new images.

New phone number (707) 263-1854




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