Let your soul stand ajar, always ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. ~ Emily Dickinson

Monday, July 29, 2013

~HERE, KITTY, KITTY.....~

WHAT GREATER GIFT THAN THE LOVE OF A CAT?  ~ CHARLES DICKENS


I am a Cat Lover and have loved and been loved by many furry felines over the years! One I especially remember was my first kitty named TIP TOES....he, (or was it she?) had these little white tips on the ends of his four paws, and it just seemed like the PURRfect name!!  I just LOVED that kitten and that kitten in turn LOVED ME and I played with it for hours on end, as I did with all of my other cats.....MANY named TIP TOES as well!!  Either they all had four white paws, or I just loved that name.....I think perhaps a bit of both was true!  Then there was SMOKY, a beautiful gray cat, (no white tipped toes on this one) Cloud, a pure white fluffy kitten with gorgeous blue eyes, and finally CHAZ, a rescue kitten that grew into one of the nicest cats I ever knew!!  We had him a very long time and cherished every minute with him!!!

~X O X O X~

Sadly, I do not have a cat now, but still love cats and LOVE making the sock variety!!  They may not purr, but they warm my heart and are fun to create, especially when I stitch their faces!!  With the coming of Fall just around the corner, I decided it was time to make some and I have a small litter of them waiting patiently for me to add their eyes and whiskers, along with other embellishments to make them unique!!


There is just SOMETHING about them that really tugs at my heartstrings and makes me smile!!  Bella and Sophia, my two granddaughters, gathered them all up the other day and just hugged them!!  You see, they are kitty lovers too, just like me, and perhaps, just like you!!


I hope to get them finished, so I can add them to my Picture Trail, along with some other things I am working on......(why is it that I seem to have ALL of these projects going simultaneously?) and hope to add them all soon!!  Speaking of my Picture Trail, I want to thank all of you who stopped by for my update, and again apologize PROFUSELY for the mishap with the NUMEROUS EMAILS!!  If you got them, you KNOW what I am referring to!!   We did not know anything was wrong until several of you emailed to say you could not see the pictures!!!  We have learned a very valuable lesson and I promise it will NOT happen again!!!  PLEASE accept my Sincerest Apologies and thanks for bearing with this technically challenged gal!!!  I'm so happy you still came and visited and appreciate your taking the time to stop by and leave such sweet comments!!  In my book, you are "THE CAT'S MEOW!" 

Wishing you all a PURRFECTLY wonderful week my friends~~

Julie


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

~VINTAGE VELVET~

Vintage fabrics are a particular weakness of mine and when I am fortunate enough to find velvets, I am one happy gal!!  I have been saving some black and red velvet for quite some time...just waiting for the right project to use them in, and lo and behold, IT HAPPENED!!!  On a recent little Getaway with my husband we stopped at a lovely shop and I found some WONDERFUL PATTERNS!!  So out came the velvet and this is what I made......


MEET VELVET CROW MAKEDO AND CROW ON A BERRY!

The patterns are by Blackberry Primitives and designed by Kay Cloud, a dollmaker extraordinaire!!  I just FELL IN LOVE with these and hope you like them too!  I have added them to my PictureTrail and plan to open the album today, July 17th, at 9 AM, PST, so if you have a free moment, please do stop by!  I have also added some other things as well in some other albums so enjoy looking!  I'm hoping to share more about my little trip soon, but my two sweetpeas come today as well and that means NO TIME for my computer, so it will have to wait till the weekend!!!  Please stay tuned.....again!!

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop in and I wish you a lovely week!!

Heart Hugs~~

Julie