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Dishes in the sink, fabric piling up, cat hair on my clothes-all is well in my world!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Radars Little Chair

So I have officially become the crazy cat lady (aka CKL). I went to Target and got my beautiful boy his very own chair! Since he has to be in the spare bedroom when I'm not home and at night, I figures he would like his own chair since when I am home he's snuggling with me on the couch.
Please consider adopting a blind, handicapped or older furry friend. They will offer you more than you realize!
Back to projects…

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Raffle Quilt and Kitty!

 The raffle quilt is done! Yay!  So now I'll be selling tickets like crazy for Whiskerfest!
 This is a closeup-all dog and cat fabrics. I had so much fun making this! Queen size!
Ooopps! This image is upside down- sorry!
The yoyo kitty is done. He turned out cute, and the yoyo maker worked great and fast.
Until we meet again…

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Projects and Pets

 My beautiful boy! Radar is such a love and is just happy to snuggle as much as he can get away with!
It will be very hard to go back to work tomorrow (I've been on holiday) and I don't think Radar will be too happy  either!
 I was putting the binding on my raffle quilt when I discovered a big lump! Louise loved burrowing in!
 " I can see you but you cannot see me! I am invisible behind this table leg!"
 Finished my yo yo project. Love making them with the little plastic thingy- they work up really fast!
I am addicted to this process! Its called Soutache and was on the cover of the last Bead and Button magazine. Cording wrapped around beads. I found it to be very relaxing!

And now back to reality tomorrow. I had a lovely few days of freedom from stress and am determined to do whatever it takes to get to retirement early! I have plans!  

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Back to Projects!

 I'm getting back into my projects! My on-line class started on the 6th and so I'm gathering my supplies, some of which are pictured above. The teacher is Cat Kerr and her stuff is very vintage looking which I love. Stay tuned for the transformation on these strange shapes!
About half my carry bags are done for Whiskerfest. They are turning out really cute…now I just have to get the other half done! 
 I am making a sample for my friends quilt shop and finally got some yoyos done! I still have a few to go and I have to make the head but it's coming along…
 A friend of mine gave me these wood discs and I wan to to do something with them! I dyed a few of them and am thinking earrings. Any suggestions for the bigger ones?
And finally… what do you do with yellow corderoy, printed canvas-like material, and old jean pocket and an applique- I am making myself figure it out! I'm thinking a mixed media carry bag  but still thinking about it!

Monday, June 4, 2012

A few Kid Pix

 A couple new kid pix to post. Radar is like a little Hoover vacuum cleaner when it comes to Fancy Feast!
That plate will be licked clean!
 Jack and Radar on the couch. Jack actually sat on Radars head at first, but all was sorted out and Radar really didn't seem to mind Jacks lack of bottom ediquet (excuse my spelling)  
My friend Michelle came over the other night and Louise was determined to get into that purse!
She tried several times but to no avail!
I promise to go back to my projects as soon as shop hop is over this weekend and the garage sale for Paws and Claws is over next weekend! June got a little out of hand- but all good things!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Meet Radar

This is Radar. He is the reason I raise money for animal rescue. He is 6 years old and only weighs a little over 4lbs. He is blind. When Buffalo Paws and Claws rescued him, he had a horrible eye infection, sores from being attacked by another animal. His nails were ingrown into his pads. He was so weak he would mess himself because he did not have the strength to get up. He had to have one eye amputated, it was such a mess!
Look at him now! With the love and care that Dawn and Chris at Buffalo Paws and Claws gave Radar he is a total lovebug who is gaining weight and loves catnip and cuddling! I have been given the priviledge of fostering him while he gets some dental work done and perhaps find a great home for him! But he won't be going anywhere if that doesn't happen- no worries!
He has been with me exactly a week and what a joy he is!

When you are going through a rough time, remember this-

Hope is bright shining light which keeps darkness at bay,
Hope is gentle cold breezes on a hot summer day.
Hope is to remain positive when the going gets tough,
Hope is seeking more when others think you've had enough.
Hope is dreaming of tomorrow,
Hope is singing under sorrow.
Hope is sparkles when tears are in our eyes,
Hope is a beautiful thing and a beautiful thing never dies.
Hope is light as a feather,
Hope keeps us all together.
Hope is ubiquitous and free of cost
Hope is the last thing ever lost.
by Vineet Bansal

I have no project news- been too busy petting fur! =^..^=

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Project Piles

 Last weekend my knitting friends came over and we continued working on our "Crayon Box" sweaters. I now have one sleeve done. Almost  everyone else has both sleeves and part of the body done! I made Mexican snacks in honor of Cinco de Mayo even thought we were a week behind! Ortega has a great black bean soup mix now- serve it with a dollop of sour cream and a little cheddar- mmmmmmm!
 The carry bags for Whiskerfest are making progress- this will be my afternoon project today after my first foster baby comes at noon. I am going to foster a little kitty named Radar- will post pictures when I have some. He has had a rough life and once again Buffalo Paws and Claws rescued him and he is now doing great!
Louise has not made an appearance for a while so thought I'd show her "helping" again.