Monday, April 30, 2012

This is SUCH a dog thing!

Poncho is rather naughty

but in a good way!

Though I can totally relate to the shopping list! LOL

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Sunday Sizzle!

"why dontcha come over and see me sometime!"

Miss Jack


That woman gotza prezzie!  Look how darling!!!
And judging by the length of that tail it's Ollie spot on! 

Thanks Deb!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I Forgot

When we got back from Arizona I was so excited to post the imus & pig AND our visit to Katnip Lounge that I completely forgot to post these of the most darling, loveable, gorgeous, friendly, loving, long haired tortie e.v.a.r.!  This is JasmineShe has the BEST eye makeup on the planet. 

I mean seriously, just LOOK at those eyes!  I'm rather glad she doesn't have her own blog, I fear my lover Mr. D might have his little nekkid head turned!

And then there's Jake,
Jake: can we play ball now?  how 'bout now?  is now good for you?
or, well, maybe; like: now? 

Jake:  i fink you didn't even throw it... did you?
I mean,  well, did you?

Jake: I knowed she didn't!  I was just testing you! 

My mom rescued this little gurl over Christmas.  She named her Bijou.
She's totally darling and Jake thinks she's the cat' meow!

oof... the two wee baby ornj kittens in this photo live at our house now... (The big ornj one in the back is their mum) I'm sure you recogonize the vacant expressions and the impending ebil in those stares.


 We asked for a NipNanner
(like alla other kitties gots)
and all we got was this !

well, she has been busy working in her sewing room
We pretended to ignore it for awhile 
But soon, the essence d'eau nip was too compelling

and we succumbed


Well, this will do until the real one arrives!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

What I've Kept (Thoughtful Thursday)

I'm no hoarder, but I have a small collection of cat related items that I've kept over the years.  I purchased these cards in 1979.  I had one more but actually managed to send it to someone (it was my very favorite and I do regret letting it go now) BUT, That aside,

And my VERY FAVORITE of these,

It's the cat's expression, and the look on the womans face; after all these years it makes me laff still! 
  I'm just sure I saw a glimpse of my future self in this. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Mystery of the feet

i had to blow this up and look carefully
cracks me up

A Moment...

A moment
 Miss Jenga:

Did you need something?  *Sigh* Very well, you may approach... 

Let me check to make sure you have no errant smells (aka; ornj mutant) on you before I let you pet me...
yer clean,
you may proceed...

very nice.  thank you

Why yes, I am looking rather lovely this morning, am I not?

I love my whiskers, they are so avant guarde!

And last but not least, the plushie toes. 
You may kiss them

at your own risk of course

Miss Jenga

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

Mom made me somefin!

Hiya Guys

Ollie here...
 Couple weekends ago my mom made me this quilted bag  cool new cubby.  She put it in the sun to take a photo
 and well, whaddaya expect?  I'm a cat!  I'm curious!  I instantly knocked it over to inspect my new diggs.
 This strappy thing is really in the way, she needs to ditch that. 
I crawled inside my new cubby.  I can'tz believe how perfectly I fitted! 

Well, except for my ridiculously looooong tail, but that's ok.    I like my new cubby.  I'm keepin' it.

Note from That Woman:
Couple of friends had these bags (theirs are more large tote bags) and I have been coveting them.   A bit ago, one of my friendsJoanell went to one of her other quilt guild meetings and as things go; there's usually a table where quilters can swap stuff, unload fabric, books, etc.  Well joanell found the prewrapped cording that someone had gone to all the trouble of making but never finished.

 Joanell knew I had been wanting to do this project so she brought it to me.  Took me all day to sew it up)(and three broken needles) but this great bag is way cool.  Since it's so 'quilty' I'm not allowed to take it when I go out with The Gurl but it will accompany me to Long Beach Festival this year where I hope to stuff it will all kinds of goodies from Quilt Market!  (budget permitting of course)

It's really labor intensive, you take 2 1/2 " strips of fabric and wrap them around cloth cording then stitch it all down- (this is batik and the weave of that cloth is so tight that by the time you wrap it and sew through that you need to swap out needle on your machine before completing the next step) You wind up with a giant snake that you just keep making as long as you want. After that, you start by coiling it and stitching it down with the zig zag stitch.  You keep coiling and sewing, coiling and sewing and gradually the sides start curving upwards depending on how long you've made your bottom coil).  You  keep going till you either run out of snake or it's as big as you want.--i should have made the bottom flat coil  bigger so the the bag would have become more a larger open tote than a purse shape. Still mine finished at 12" wide and around 24" long.)  I quit with some to spare for the strap and button loop