Thursday, February 25, 2010

Toby visits his "sister" and "brother"

While we are in Florida our MI daughter is watching Toby for us at her house. Her cat, Murphy, and Toby don't get along very well, but I think it is all an act on their part. Neither cat is aggressive, but someone has to be the "top cat", so they have to hiss and chase each other around. Toby always comes out the winner, because Murphy is such a sweetheart of a cat. When Toby comes over to my daughter's house he spends an hour or two walking around moaning for us. Then he usually discovers Murphy's current favorite spot and promptly sits himself down for a nap. If Murphy is in the spot, then Toby will sit near him, making Murphy nervous, or so Toby thinks. Poor Murphy he has always been at the bottom of the pecking order. Even now that he is the only cat that MI daughter has, he is still at the bottom, at least in his eyes. (But MI daughter loves her Murphy, and puts up with a lots of things that no one but a cat lover would.)

Toby spends time in the basement when Sarah is around. Like any 15 month child she rushes at him squealing with delight which is just too much for him. As soon as she goes to bed at night he runs up from the basement for his dinner.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


The sun is shining brightly this morning on the St. Augustine area in Florida where we are on a vacation from the cold of Michigan. Fred, my husband, is an advid golfer, and loves to be out on the course. So in order to give him his golf time, we are renting a condo in Florida. He is out playing today, and I just finished reading a book, and am getting ready to work on some paper crafts. However, I may just go outside and soak up some sunshine for a bit. After all, we northerners need to get our vitamin D.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Great Giveaway from a great blog

Head on over to Brynwood Needleworks to see the great giveway she is having. I love reading about all the wonderful things she makes. Check it out!

We are now in sunny, warm Florida, but it is not warm. There is some sun, and hopefully it will warm up soon. Fred has been able to golf, thank goodness, as that is the main reason we come here! I have done some shopping, read a book, and read a lot of blogs. Now I have to settle in and do a few swaps that I have committed to doing. However, I only brought limited supplies, so naturally I had to go shopping to buy some more. LOL.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Creative Hands Swap

This is the hand that I made for the Sum of all ATCs yahoo group. We were to trace our hand and then turn it into a creative hand. I chose to do what I call the "Bee Keeper's Hand". I used small bits of antique lace for the bee's wings, and some vintage pictures of flowers. Then I added a bee kelp. I used a lace paper doily that I cut up for the ruffle on the bottom of the hand, as well as some yellow trim that I had. I made 6 to trade, so I am waiting to see what other "creative hands" I will receive. I am sure they will be terrific because the people in this group are very creative, and it is fun to see what they do. I think that I will punch a hole in top finger and make a tag book out of them.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Vintage Wallpaper

One of the blogs that I enjoy reading is Karla's Cottage( She loves vintage just as much as I do, and has wonderful assortments of vintage wallpaper that she sells in her boutique. Last week I ordered two small packets of small and scrap pieces, and they arrived today, nicely packaged with a pink ribbon, white millinery flower and a tag made from the wallpaper.

I have ordered quite a few things from Karla and have never been disappointed. If you like vintage you will like reading her blog.


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