This cottage is just like a Timex...it takes a lickin' & keeps on tickin'. Wow what a storm front last night, there was even tornado warnings & there is NO way that I am getting in the basement. There is a trap door in the pantry under the stairs & a ladder going to a crawl space! The winds were strong & free like this country, I made a cup of hot tea just in case we lost power as it was flickering. Before the storm hit, I spent my day making a small wallhanging of a April Cornell placemat, playing with my sewing machines meandering stitch for 1 1/2 hours & was quite pleased from the result. This picture does not do it justice, the fish & flowers pop out with the heavy stitching on the white.