Posts Tagged ‘cats’


March 19, 2008
I managed to get the hearts sewn on to the runner this afternoon without any help form the peanut gallery.

Here they are all sewn and ready for embroidery.

Instead of making a separate label, I put this directly on the backing.

I found this cute heart and some little flowers. Maybe I’ll add another cat or two.

Christine has received her mittens. She says they fit perfectly which is always a relief. Now, she has offered to make me a woodcarving! She asked me what I wanted. There is always cats, but I like elephants, too. And giraffes. I like to watch the big birds as they float on the wind. But not geese. They are a pain. Although the babies are cute. All yellow and fuzzy. Pigs are kind of cute, too. But, I wouldn’t want any of them in my house, so I think I will stick with cats.

We Had Fun

March 15, 2008

Jenn, Kevin and I had a wonderful time last night.  When I get back, I’ll have about 60 pictures.  There is one of Kevin this is out of this world.  It’s scary.

My son and I went to animal shelters this morning.  I didn’t have any luck, but he did.  He fell in love with this little black and white female.  Her fur is medium long and very silky.  She is about six months old and very friendly.  She’s not sure about being held, but she loves to be petted and rub all over everything.  She’s a sweetie.  Doug would love her, but she doesn’t have an aggressive enough personality to get along with Zip.  Maude can get along with him because she acts like she weighs thirty pounds.

Miss Maude

March 7, 2008

I am not happy today. There are strange men next door. They have loud machines. They took away a big pile of branches where tasty critters hide. They knocked down one of the trees and cut it up into little pieces and made even more noise. There aren’t going to be any critters around for weeks.

And those geese! I can’t even walk along the bulkhead if they are around. They start screaming and flapping their wings. They look ridiculous. And they haven’t even laid their eggs yet! I am most certainly NOT going to swim over to the island. I’d get wet for crying out loud! I could walk over when the tide is extra low, but then I would get my feet all muddy. YUK! Yuk. Yuk. Yuk. YUK!!

Sock Club

February 29, 2008
Yesterday, we had a nice long walk, but today it was too cold and windy to go very far. When I got to end of the street, the wind got worse and I headed home. Doug said he was going to walk on, but he was back about five minutes later. On the way out, we noticed a package in the mailbox. I think he just wanted to see what was in the package. Well, it was for me. I had joined a four times a year sock club which is about all the socks I care to knit in a year.

The yarn feels wonderfully soft. It’s merino with some bamboo and nylon. I could make a whole sweater in this stuff. I like the pattern, too. I got it from Now, the problem is—Should this be my next project? I am almost finished the mittens and I have started on the second glove. And I still have one other thing to make. The baby quilt will be finished this evening and I should have a picture tomorrow.

If Zip lets me.

See that little path in my yard? My cats did that the first time it snowed and it’s still there! How could such cute little kitties do such a thing?

Don’t believe anything she says.

Ode to Hooter

February 27, 2008

I had this cat that liked to test gravity. Everything was fair game. She would slowly nudge stuff over the side, watch it fall and find something else to move. We learned to keep things like sugar and spices in very heavy containers. She also did not believe in walking across the floor when there were chairs, tables, counter tops, refrigerators, tops of wall cabinets, and curtail rods to test. And that’s only the kitchen. She never ate on the floor with the rest of the cats and she drank milk out of a cup, never a bowl. If the cup was too small or didn’t have much in it, she would stick her paw in it and lick it off. Needless to say, we didn’t let our cups out of our site. We learned a lot from this cat. She had us well trained. She had eight children, all of which had something strange about them. We still have one—Elvis. He’s a good old boy. He doesn’t believe is overexerting himself so there’s no telling how long he’ll last.

Yeah! I’m a little melancholy today. I think I’ll be hitting the animal shelters soon.

Cats Make Me Crazy

February 26, 2008
Maude decided to check out things on top of the bookcase in the family room this morning.

From there, it was just a short hop to the mantel.

At this point, I had to put the camera down and grab her. Knocking down my little snowman candle holders was the next thing on her agenda.

Stupid Freezing Rain!

February 22, 2008
I want to go out tonight. I need to go tonight. Paul is obviously ready to go. He e-mailed us about two hours ago. He always drives and he has that big truck where there is plenty of room in the back seat. What do I want? Seafood, I think. But, there’s that Mexican place and that Italian place down in Delmar. I need to tell them about Myuushi. This isn’t going to be easy.

Ellen sent me her picture in the hat she made with my pattern. Looking good!

I found some flannel that matches the baby quilt. I thought that I would put a border all around it and applique some of the extra animals on it. I have to finish the quilt first if Zip will let me.

He was so bad yesterday that even Elvis hollered at him. And Elvis is the coolest cat in the world and don’t let Zip tell you otherwise.

Yeah. It’s that kind of a day.


February 16, 2008
The commentator at the local National Public Radio station is awful. He’s the comic relief between The Metropolitan Opera and Prairie Home Companion. At least there is an NPR station in this area. That’s what I keep telling myself anyway.

Back of mitten.

I’m ready to start the thumb. Maybe, I’ll get to it tonight. Last night, we went out with friends for dinner. We all had scallops with crabmeat. It was so good. We talked for a good while when we came back so I started the gloves. I can’t follow this mitten pattern and a conversation at the same time. Besides, Elvis was in my lap and Zip was in Linda’s.

New Toilet

February 12, 2008
We have a new toilet in the little bathroom. You can put in whatever your body manages to produce. You pull the handle and WOOOOSH, it is gone! No more, “Maybe if I flush it a few more times,” or “Where’s the liquid soap?” And the lid slowly lowers itself when you give it a little nudge. How cool is that?

The mittens are moving right along.

And I put this on my new sweatshirt. I loved the color. Doesn’t it look like the cat has been in the catnip? Who changed the sizes when I wasn’t looking? I don’t buy clothes much anymore. But I would like to know why I had to buy a size larger when I had lost 30 lbs. At least they didn’t mess with underwear. My new panties are a size smaller. Yes!

I haven’t been out of the house today. It’s too cold and windy. The cats have been driving me crazy with going in and out and in and out and in every five minutes. I could wring their necks.

Snow Day

January 25, 2008

It started snowing when we were out walking this morning. I turned back, but Doug kept going. By the time he got back, everything was white. I’m a big chicken when it comes to snow. I’ve fallen too many times.

Maude, on the other hand, believes in falling.

Big, brave Zippo shows off.

They were in before too long.

Cat toast.

Cat help.

I finished my hat last night and wore it today. It now covers my ears nicely.


And I finished the table runner this afternoon.

Thanks, christine, for the help on the award. Maybe, I’ll get to them tomorrow.