Wednesday, April 26, 2006

In Memory

Walter came to live with me in January 2001, when his former owner moved away. His name at the time was "Simba." I wasn't overly fond of that, so I spent a few days calling him "Kitty." Then, I woke up in the middle of the night to the sound of crunching. I said to myself, "That's just my cat Walter." And so he had a new name.

Walter loved to have his tummy and his chin rubbed. He enjoyed being brushed at night, and he would jump onto the arm of the chair for petting. Occasionally, we called him "Whiny-butt" because he got extremely vocal if he saw the bottom of the food dish.

Sadly, Walter's kidneys gave out and now he is in kitty heaven with all the salmon treats he could ever want. I love you buddy!

Monday, April 24, 2006

Handwriting Meme

I saw this first at Chez Chaos, and Cara has a beautiful version too.

The rules were to write a pangram and sign our name. I suppose I thought about it too much, and used my best writing...usually it's more a mixture of print and cursive. Two distinctive parts of my signature - 1) the "A" was copied from a 6th grade classmate, much cooler than the single loop cursive A! and 2) the ending "i" evolved at a sleepover as we practiced our "autographs" for when we grew up and became famous!

See? I do quilt!

This is the quilt on my longarm right now. I used an "Elements" stencil (Grace) in the square blocks (you can almost see it in the pink area), and I am practicing meandering in the green triangles.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Charity Knitting

I needed a fix, so I popped over to Cute Overload. They had this image from the Salt Lake Tribune:Just what I needed to boost my mood after a day with teenagers who love to be difficult! These penguin warmers would make a great charity project!

Monday, April 17, 2006

TA - DA!

I decided to transfer from yahoo to a "real" blog address. Please be patient as I learn the html to update my sidebars :-)

In the meantime, visit my LQ/YS - Cotton Fields, especially if you like Kaffe Fasset fabric! They have an online store if you are in the mood to shop.