Friday, April 24, 2009

Favorites from the emails

I thought i would share a couple of favorite kitty photos with you. These have come in the emails that go around that someone put together for the enjoyment of many. So here is the first one…..

Tiggers_fishing This is Tiggers fishing. This was a first attempt as you can see.

Cats say “Ohhhhhh…Did you want something?”

Owner says, “Yes, I want my computer, now, thank you.”

watchtvs And this crazy person is going to do what? I must watch!

These always give me a chuckle when perusing though the Pictures folder on my computer.

Oh, Yes! My daughter has a job! She is working for the census bureau.

Friday, April 17, 2009

My Kitties

My Little cheer-er-uppers. Little clowns i fur clothing. Not to mention the dogs who are also clowns. But that is another matter for another day.

This one is Baby….she is still a kitten; has never gotten any larger than half-grown. and tells me she loves me more than the other cats, wants to watch me as i work in the kitchen or will sit on the printer and tell me every-so-often she wants to be petted or her neck scratched….

Keeping me company


closely followed by Fi (pronounced ‘fee’ and is short for Fiona or Poebe depending on whether it is Diana’s name or mine. She answers to both.


Phoebe was rescued from mistreatment; she was found wandering the street. My daughter came across her and picked her up. She looks quite at home in a car but when you pick her up you have to do it slowly and gently; we figure she was thrown a lot. She commiserates with me when things are not going right. Her favorite pastime is running at mad-dash speed up the three and peers down at people saying “Ah ha! bet you can’t do that!” Other than that she thinks she is people, not cat though she will rough house with the dogs and Bear.

The next is Chippers; short for chocolate chip which she does not answer to but chippers she will.


She is the lady of ladies of the house. She has a scratchy voice that is so cheery and sweet. She like to stick to my room because of the dogs. She just does not understand them. They are strange, bouncy, move fast little things and she does not like her world disturbed.

Last, but not least, is Bear. He is the only male cat and belongs to my granddaughter.


He doesn’t say much and has a very quiet meow; he likes to rub against my leg and if i don’t answer immediately he will take little nip out of my leg (gently, but forcefully at the same time) to let me know he wants something He can’t do on his own. That could mean that he wants to go outside (he knocks on the door to be let in) wants up on the washer to eat (He is the biggest and heaviest of all our cats) or to let me know the pet’s water bowl needs water in it. And he won’t let me finish what i was doing; i have to do whatever it is he want right then or i get nipped again. You’d think he would understand the word “wait” by now. He also like to take naps in the bathroom sinks. He takes up the whole sink! That’s Fi peeking out of the pirate’s ship; she’s getting ready to attack! Please excuse the floor….This was a very wet time and there were 3 kids, 2 adults, 4 cats, and 4 dogs (one very large) running in and out that day. Even with walkways all around the house you know everyone has to walk through the mud!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Filet Crochet 1883

This little pattern came from Peterson’s Ladies National Magazine for September 1883. There were no instructions, just this little chart. The design is charming and would be good in Size 30 thread for pillow cases and linens; Size 20 thread for bath towels. Would also look good for an edging on some sheer curtains. Click on the photo to save for a working chart.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

As the Words Go from a Song of Easter time:

"He's Alive and risen, and I'm forgiven, heaven's gate are open wide!"

That's as best as i can remember the words. They hardly ever play it on my radio station and I don't have a copy of it. But those are the words from one of the best songs ever written for the church.

Happy Easter, everyone!

Friday, April 10, 2009

If you are a Tolkien fan here is an interesting article for you:

The Hobbit's house was as a repository for a client’s valuable collection of J.R.R. Tolkien manuscripts and artifacts. How absolutely wonderful!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

At the first of the year i had my projects picked out to be working on but so far have not had the desire or that spark that helps bring to fruit those projects. And since Josie’s heart attack and not being able to go back to work where she was and not being able to find a job, this year has been somewhat depressing. Ali had to quit because we were afraid of some lashing out on her because of the management moving out a former employee and her and Josie’s loyalty to that person.

Instead I’ve been working on getting together some watercolor supplies (not easy to do) and looking for photos to paints and any free watercolor lessons on the internet. That has been keeping me busy. I think that if I hadn’t known Jesus i would have just given up. The car Josie has need repairs and we had not money for snow tires or insurance and the financial help that she has received, of course does not pay for all of the bills. The monetary help that i am able to give her is not enough either. Ali does not drive yet and if she did she doesn’t have a car and being out here in the rural areas of a small town in an agricultural area does not help either. So here I am making lemonade…want to see?