Saturday, October 30, 2010


I got that quote off Joanna's blog.   Joanna is amazing.
If any of you follow her blog you know how wonderful she is.  Right now I am getting strength from
her posts about the trials she has been through and how she handles it all.  And God!!!!!
I'm leading up to something here.
This Monday, I am taking Shadow to the vet to be put down.  It is time.  My heart is broken. 
I have to be strong for my little girl cat.  I can't let this go on anymore.  I was going to take her
today but all the vets up here are closed.  Who would think that a vet would close it's office at
noon on a Saturday.
I  live 45 minutes from the nearest bigger city and that vet office is closed too.
Shadow is 17 years old.  She has had a good life.  It's time to say goodbye. 
Please keep me in your prayers on Monday.
God bless you.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Cloth Paper Scissors Virtual Studio Tour  Hello to my peepers.  I'm participating in the Cloth Paper Scissors virtual tour. 
If you are half as addicted to looking at studios as I am, go over there and take a peek.
This 1st pic is the front of my studio.  I have a note on the door that says, think before you bug me.
It doesn't work.  LOL!
The 2nd pic is of my desk.  This desk is an antique from 1912.  My husband gave it to me.  I love it, it is 3'X5'.  Lots of room to spread out on but I always end up working on that little mat on the desk.
Next pic is of my tool supply caddy.  I got this bad boy at a thrift shop in Oakhurst,Ca for $10.00.  It was a steal.   Love it!
The antique ceiling tin piece was a 3 panel screen that I took apart.  I have the other 2 panels in my bedroom.  I need to figure out something to do with it.
These pics are not posting how I want them to.  My husband got the mini card catalog at a yard sale.
I almost sold it at my yard sale.  So glad I didn't.  It is great for storage. 
The big white cabinet came from my church.  It has huge flat drawers that are great
for big watercolor pads.  Stamp pads,canvas and all kinds of goodies.
I have one more in a storage shed but no room for it.
Here are some more random pics of my studio.  Thank you for visiting me. 
Go and enjoy the tour.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Update On Shadow

Good evening.  I just wanted to post an update on Shadow.  She seems to be doing better and
eating. She is moving around the house ok and comes out  as usual anytime I'm eating anything.
I think I panicked and presumed that it was time.  I do know that I need to prepare myself for the
inevitable.  Yesterday I had to give her some hairball medicine and it went very badly.  I ended up
getting bitten and stressing her out.  Today she is calm and ok.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Hello, I want everyone to meet my little girl kitty Shadow.  Please keep her in your prayers.
{and me too)!  Shadow has been with me for aprox 16 years and is now starting to show her
age.  I have had to make the tough decision to have her put down.  Tears are streaming down my
face as I write this.  I haven't taken her yet, but the time is coming quickly.  Our fur babies are so
important to us.  I know alot of you have had to go through this heart wrenching experience.
Shadow has not been featured in many pictures here like Samantha has because the minute Shadow
sees the camera she runs from the room.  Please just keep us in your prayers.  Thank you!!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Autumn Is Calling

Autumn is slowly trying to get a grip here, but Summer is not giving up without a fight.
Today was a rainy day.  Cloudy and cool, then the sun popped out and broke the spell.
I spent the day tucked in my studio. Then came out to do some apple picking and take a few

This is what I made.
Autumn is the time of year we start to nestle in for the winter.  The days start getting cooler and shorter.
It's time to start getting cozy.  I'm going to try my hand at making a apple pie with those apples I picked.
I will show you the results good or bad.  Wish me luck.
I hope Autumn is finding its way to you where ever you are.