What a great weekend! Yesterday was my birthday. 60 years old now. Ellen took me to Angie’s for a cookout and it was actually a surprise birthday party. The weather was nice, had a cookout, and then swam in the pool. Got a little sun tan, so now my legs don’t look like white sheets.
Then today we went to the Tangle Stitches meeting and had a great time just stitching away.
It was a nice break from the frustration of trying to find a job.
So, now I’m going to watch a little TV, get some sleep, and start fresh on Monday. See you later!
Well, I’ve got a problem. I currently have a feral mother cat with her 4 kittens living under my shed. (One of the babies caught and ate a mouse yesterday!)
The rescue places are full. I got the impressions they really don’t want feral cats, they have enough with family drops off and all.
The ASPCA – I have to apply and get a trap license, go get the trap, set it up, monitor it through out the day (but don’t put it down on Sundays or Holidays), THEN call them when they are trapped and they will come and pick it up. If the cats are not claimed within 5 days, they are “put to sleep” – I was so upset with this last part, I had to take a nap.
I’ve got a call into a “Trap, Neuter, and Return” place. I’m thinking that IF I get them all fixed, then they could live (without constantly having babies) in the woods behind me with the rest of the clan. (Apparently, feral cats stick together in a clan!) I could put food and water out each day and monitor them. I have a six foot fence around the yard, and so far, only the mother can climb it.
My heart-strings are pulled, but I know I can’t have 7 cats living in the house. I will NOT be an old cat woman.
Does this sound silly, stupid, not thinking of all the solutions? Have you done something with feral cats?
Please let me know,
Off to feeding them and then some stitching on my stupid lighthouse.
Today was hot and muggy! Right now, there’s a thunderstorm going on with heavy rains coming down.
While I was at work Friday, I made up a weekend “To-Do” List. Well, that was a bust. BUT, I did get some stitching done! I’m slowly getting caught up on my Ocean City, MD yearly cross stitch on a afghan project. This is the one for 2011. Hopefully, before I going to Ocean City in October, I will have 2011 done, and 2012 completed.
I haven’t completed the TAST’s lately, I looked at my cross stitch spreadsheet (yes, I have a spreadsheet) and I have almost 300 patterns to stitch. I would love to get that down to 100-150. So, I’ve got to keep plugging away.
Last week, my neighbor told me I had some visitors living in my shed. A young momma and 4 kits. Poor things! I would love them to join my household, but that would make the cat to human ratio 7:1. So, I will be calling the rescue place to see if they can take them. Been feeding the momma – she looked so thin!
It’s after 7, and I’m going to get cleaned up and settled in on the couch.
Have a great week, and take care,
This is “A Sheltering Tree” from All Through the Night – #CS104 by Bonnie Sullivan. I had fun stitching this. The package sample was stitched side to side with the variegated thread. I stitched the trunk up and down to make it more natural. Back to the lighthouse!
Good evening, everyone,
Today I had planned to stitch all day, catching up on my TAST’s, and maybe finishing the lighthouse project. BUT, I fell asleep around 2 just after the O’s game started. Woke up cold and the game over – I think the O’s won.
So now, I am watching the Nationals play Philly, and it is still cold. I hear NY got SNOW! What is up with this weather? I had to go and flip the damper switch on the furnace from summer back to winter and turn the furnace on!
Tomorrow, Ellen and I are going to a cross stitch group meeting – Tangled Stitches. I like the fact the group meets on Sundays. Going to take the lighthouse project and stitch some more on it.
Oh my! It has been awhile since I’ve blog. And now I’m behind (again).
Anyways, when I saw this TAST – all I could think of was “Worms”.
More later – I hope to make another blog tomorrow.
Good afternoon, well, here it is Monday, again. Boy, does the week go fast. I finished the Graph of the Month – Early Winter 2012 from Summer House Sitiche Workes. It was stitched on 28 count Raw Linen Cashel Linen from Zweigart with floss from The Gentle Art and Weeks Dye Works. It was meant to be stitched over 2 with two strands of floss, but I decided just to stitch it over one thread. I should of just used 1 thread instead of 2, though. Lesson learned.
My sample stitch for Stitch 64 Top Knotted Buttonhole is the next few pictures. With the reddish pictures I was trying to make a “gear” turning type of picture. Then I tried stitching 4 stitches, with 4 smaller stitches inside. The green stitches is me trying different levels, but the same spacing between each stitch. Finally, the blue stitches is me trying different sizes of stitches, and then just stitching where ever I wanted. With the blue stitches, I used 1 thread, but had to wrapped the needle a couple more times to get the knot to stay on this side of the material.
Well, that’s it for now,