Monday, December 30, 2019

Good Bye 2019

And good riddance! One of the worst years of my life.

I hope 2020 will be kinder and a little easier. I need time to heal and recover from all the heartbreak and stress this year has dealt me and I hope to get back to doing the things I love. I guess the best thing was finding and rescuing the kittens, the worst thing was losing two of our own. And there were so many negative things happening in between these two, I am glad I did not lose my mind.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Heartbroken once more

We lost Miss Elsa today. She was a sweet and loving cat and a good mother who gave us 5 beautiful kittens. I hope she is reunited with her son Jackie.
I am done with this year, I cannot take any more, I am tired beyond tired and unbelievably sad.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Friday, October 04, 2019

Feline Friday

Hello! We are now 10 weeks old and have names. We are Buffy, Vincent, Rosie and Constance. We love to jump and play and eat. And we are really cute and cuddly.

Buffy and Vincent

Buffy, Rosy and Vincent



Friday, August 30, 2019

Feline Friday

More baby demons. 

We have borrowed a life trap and hope to catch their mama soon before we need to find a bigger house. But honestly, what am I supposed to do? Leave them outside to perish or become feral? That will never happen. Once you have more than 3 cats a few more don't matter (well, except financially maybe, the vet bills at the beginning are quite something). There is nothing wrong with the little ones eye, he just blinked at the wrong time.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Feline Friday

The Baby Demons (now 5 months old)

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Tuesday, August 13, 2019


We lost our sweet Jackie this morning, the best cat ever. 

Friday, July 19, 2019

Feline Friday

Mr. Moose - Chief Babysitter

Friday, July 12, 2019

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

A Strange Bird

A visitor after a thunderstorm. 

Friday, July 05, 2019

Friday, June 28, 2019

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Phoenix up to part 6

He is getting big and warm and heavy.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Friday, June 14, 2019

Feline Friday

The little ones, now 3 months old.

Pippin, Lilly and Midnight

Thursday, June 06, 2019

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Phoenix Progress

Part 3 took quite a while to finish. So much for my decision to only work on simple patterns this year.Vanessa's patterns are hard to resist.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The beginning of a new blanket

This is the beginning of a new blanket called 'Phoenix'. The pattern is free for the duration of the CAL. I am using Lion Brand Wool Ease Cakes in Apollo.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Feline Friday

Meet Lilly and Midnight.

It turned out that the cat had two more kittens hidden somewhere in our yard. Last weekend she brought them out and left them in our carport. Not a good place to be for a kitten. So kitten rescue operation II went into action and here we are. They were just a bit feral when we first brought them inside so we kept them away from everything until their playpen arrived and they moved in right next to their brothers. I gave them the box to hide in, just in case, but they soon decided it was more fun to be on top of the box. The first night was tough, they meowed a lot and we ended up putting them back in the den. Second night - all quiet. They are getting used to us now and this morning Midnight let me take him out of the pen and cuddle him and he seemed to enjoy it. Lilly is a bit of wild child with a lot of 'tortitude' already, but she is hissing less and less and playing with the toys I gave them and her brother. The have seen the vet on Monday and apart from worms they are healthy. We gave them their meds and in two weeks they go in for their first round of shots. 
Yes, I know, we are crazy, but now we have a full dozen and that is it. (I hope, or we're gonna need a bigger house).

Friday, May 10, 2019

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Friday, May 03, 2019

Feline Friday

Our - very difficult to photograph - youngsters - Pippin and Merry.

They are 7 weeks old now and have to stay in quarantine two more weeks. The big box is where I feed them and let them play, the carrier is where they sleep. And they love to run around on the bed.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Friday, April 26, 2019

Feline Friday

Mr. Moose, relaxing.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019


The first rose and lots of snowballs.

Thursday, April 18, 2019


Guess what? Almost 8 years after the last delivery a friendly neighborhood cat dropped of her babies with us - again. I guess that big "S" for sucker is still on our house.

There were only two and this time I brought them in immediately. Mom does not show any interest in coming anywhere near us, I wish she would so we could at least have her fixed. I hate that so many people let their cats outside without neutering them first.

That brings our cat count to 10 and I guess we officially qualify as 'crazy cat people' now. :-) I can't help it, I just love cats.

They are two boys, one orange, one tuxedo. We named them Merry and Pippin and once you have a name you are part of the family. Merry is the orange one, he is bigger than Pippin but still prefers the bottle over the canned food. Pippin goes after the solid food with gusto. I am dead on my feet from stress and kitten care and trying to make my gang feel all loved and cared for and give them the feeling that nothing much has changed (except the little moving furballs in the carrier).

Monday, April 08, 2019

More finishes

I finished another blanket and a shawl. The shawl is for the donation box, the blanket will very likely stay with me. The pattern for the blanket is called "Wisteria Fischer" so I just had to make it in purple.