December 31, 2018

Winter Beanie New Year

   Wishing all of you best wishes in 2019!

   Here we are at the World Jr Hockey Games in Vancouver surviving the rain and little sunshine. Canada has just scored their first and only goal against the Russians. Nail biter. TG it wasn't a medal game.

   Hooray, another bonus block, Winter Beanie. Perfect for the hockey games.

While mom's away me and Phill will play.

See you next year.

December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas to All

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

   Did the shortest day feel like the longest day to you? Running errands, purchasing Christmas gifts, picking up construction materials, crowded roads and even more crowded stores. Oh the hustle bustle of the season.

The studio is coming along.

   How about the last minute stitches in these splendid sampler bonus blocks. A horn with champagne and o j for the new year.

   My first Christmas with mom. (thank you hallmark for creating an ornament especially for me)
Mom nicely put me beside the bird so I can practice my bird calling.
  From me to you a purry meowy Christmas!

December 17, 2018

One More Week

   Are you ready or do you still have to quilt that quilt or bind that quilt? There's only one more week. How about adding those buttons? I can attest to sewing shirts and adding snaps or buttons,  Button Up by Cecile McPeak and Rachel Martin, to them the night before wishing I was in lotus land, Lotus Pond by Fiona Wright.
   Them were the days before Christmas, sewing up a storm, Nancy's Spool by Nancy Zieman - error in book revised Page 8, all through the longest night, Changing Seasons by Jane Davidson.

   Now I sit and enjoy the 2018 murder mystery looking forward to find out who done it while watching/listening to the Hallmark Christmas movies.

   I am so thrilled. Mom got me my own personalized first Christmas ornament. I even posed so nicely for the portrait.

Plus I'm over by the bird so I can watch and practice bird calls.

December 10, 2018


   For the first time in a couple years I was all out domesticing. The two young men that are constructing the studio never eat lunch, nor supper should they come to work after an already long day of work. So, for the last few times I've been feeding them so that their brains and body are getting nutrition to work properly. I also said that their mother called to say they need fattening up.

What better blocks to represent this week, Nourish by Debbie Grifka and Balancing Reflection by Yvonne Fuchs.

After talking with the gals about eating salmon this weekend, it made me want fresh baked salmon with rice and salad. The salmon is in the oven and now the rice. Oh sister, where is the measuring cup for the rice cooker. Fifteen minutes later, okay then we'll cook up this rock rice that I've never had, by scratch. Now rice and me do not get along. Heck can't even make instant rice. Whoa, cover and put on simmer for 40 minutes and absolutely with your life do not lift the lid. Can smell it all now, burnt rice. 

In the meantime, still looking for that rice cooker measuring cup. Ah ha, it twigs, one day I was smart enough to put the rice in a container and the cup with it. So now rice on the stove and rice in the rice cooker - a fabulous invention. Now what, the electrician calls have to go let him and the manlift into the building to park ready for Thursday. Seriously, I'm in the middle of domesticity I can make it there in 1.5 hours. Woohoo both rices worked, the awesome salmon baked, and off to the studio.

This takes us Full Circle by Missie Carpenter, For Madge by Pat Sloan.

Studio day 4.

   It was a crazy day today. Mom was running around the island, checking drawers, checking cupboards. If the phone rang once is rang a dozen times. All I needed was popcorn kitty treats. What a show! 

December 3, 2018

Sunny Side Mountain Ash

   Here we are in the block of the days. Sunny Side Up is my version of the Splendid Sampler II blocks. These first 2: Piece in Chaos by Betsy Chutchian and First Aid by Jane Davidson.

Then out of the pan and onto the plate are Antique Memories by Pat Sloan and Precious Things by Patrina Jahnke.

   One of the picturesque images in winter is the Mountain Ash covered in snow under a bright blue sky. It reminds me of a Baltimore Album quilt in traditional colours.

   Enjoy the rest of your week!

Meowtings to everyone. The place has been a hopping lately. What with the snow shoveling, the insistence that mom let me outside downstairs and all the decorating for Christmas I'm so worn out supervising all the goings on. Christmas cannot come soon enough. I already smell the treats.