Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Cats, Cats everywhere!

Some items I am tagging to go to
the store. Vintage cats and lots
of Fitz and Floyd.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

D is for Diet

Copper went to the vet today and she said he needs to lose about five pounds! Because of his weight he is at risk for Diabetes. So no more snacks and treats for Copper.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Fun Friday Finds!

Marilyn and I went to a couple yard sales today. They were both advertised as "antique dealers moving". And we got some great stuff.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day

Earth Day (according to Wikipedia) is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment. It was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970. That first Earth Day marked the beginning of the modern environmental movement. Approximately 20 million Americans participated, with a goal of a healthy, sustainable environment.

I remember that first earth day (yes I am that old!) I was in Junior High and the big plan was for people to walk home instead of riding the bus to be good to the environment. I called my Mom and asked if I could participate, she said no. Now I'm sure her answer had something to do with the fact that it was a three mile walk, that involved crossing a highway and a railroad track. But I only saw it as unfair that I couldn't do what I wanted, so I "accidentally" missed the bus! Being environmentally conscious was harder than I thought. Not only did it take forever for me to get home but I got in trouble too.

As an adult, I try to be good to our earth. I recycle paper products, bottles, cans; I have been buying re-useable items so I don't have so much trash. And of course the buying and selling of vintage items is a fun way to reuse and recyle . What do you do?

Monday, April 20, 2009

Mancat Monday - Stair Master

When Copper is "Master of the Stairs", he takes up so much of the stair that we have to step over the top of him to get past!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Circle Journal Challenges

These are the challenges for March (oops!) and April:
The challenge for March was to use a quote or scripture. I used Making Memories cardstock and patterned paper, Prima Flowers, May Arts ribbon, Doodlebug rhinestones. The quote reads "Plant a seed of friendship; reap a bouqet of happiness. Lois L. Kaufman".

April's challenge was to use circles. My card was made with pink cardstock, white Bazzill scalloped cardstock, striped Heidi Grace paper, grosgrain ribbon, Stickles and Queen & CO felt stickers. Design inspired by Stamp It magazine.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Tuesday Treasures

Inspired by Liss' post last week, I decided to post some of my own little trinkets and treasures.

I found the vintage kittens found at two different sales. They sit on my desk so I can see them every day. The kitten reading the book is sitting on a little bitty vintage doily.

The wood boxes belonged to my
DH's grandmother and great-
grandmother. They sit on top of my dresser. His grandmothers used them to hold sewing items. I have vintage sewing items in one and vintage desk items in the other (all from his family as well!). The book was a find at an auction and I have a small collection of advertising rulers. Only one is showing in the photo but the rest are laying down in front of the boxes.

A very dear friend of a friend made this quilt for me using scraps that my Mom had been saving her whole adult live to make a quilt! There are fabrics in it the my grandmother had left from clothes she made as well as fabric left from clothes my Mom made. I can still remember the outfits that some of the scraps came from.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Sunny Sunday

Copper enjoying some fresh air and sunshine.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Fun friday finds!

My friend Marilyn and I went to a family run estate sale yesterday. Here are the fun things I came home with.

I pick up zippers whenever I find them for a friend who makes sewing kits for a mission in Africa. The mission is teaching women and young girls to support themselves by learning how to sew, embroider, knit etc.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Almost wordless Wednesday

Sister-in-law's Chihuahua Dante with Daughter's rat Peaches