Monday, July 10, 2017

Too much sadness.

Friend Steve has just lost Dreamer, his third cat in less than 6 months.  It's just not fair.  Steve, we will have to get together soon for a kitty wake.

Dreamer (left) with Charlie, the last cat.

Monday, June 26, 2017


Minkie would have loved this.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Farewell to Buster

We've lost another one.  Today was Steve's cat Buster's last day.  At least Steve still had Charlie and Dreamer.

Charlie comforting Buster last night.

Here's Buster (on the left) with sister Hetty.

And Buster (at the head of the food line) with the other boys.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Whimsy in the garden

Pam has a rabbit in her garden!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017


No bees this year, but a mama duck brought her ducklings through our yard to Valentina's garden, and then all the way back through our yard to Claire's yard.  If you click on the picture, you can see them up close.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Goodbye to Jack the Cat

'A young man in the dark am I
But a wild old man in the light
That can make a cat laugh, or
Can touch by mother wit
Things hid in their marrow bones
From time long passed away,
Hid from all those warty lads
That by their bodies lay.
                                                          Day-break and a candle end.
William Butler Yeats

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The rest of the Puyallup sewing expo swag

This came today.  It's a gorgeous blend of viscose and wool from Louise Cutting.  Instead of hauling tons of fabric across country, Louise brought extra large swatches.  After pouring over all the luscious choices I ordered this, and she mailed my order when she got back home.  I'm really going to like working with this!  The color isn't accurate in my picture.  It's more of a red, with a blue undertone.