Saturday, January 31, 2009

Meet My New Kitty Since August

I now have a 4th kitty... this one a single orphan lost from the litter and found on a friend's of my son-in-law's porch.... crying for someone to rescue her. He was going to try to give her a chance at life, but he was at home so little, he was afraid she would die. I told him I would be her mother, and that's exactly what I did. She was less than 3 weeks old, and I did everything from feeding her kitty formula to stimulating her to poop and pee. She was flea-infested, was dehydrated, and had diarrhea. I took her to the vet as soon as I could get her in, while attending to her immediate needs first. I hardly left her side for about 6 weeks, and she flourished under my care. She's now very spoiled, but I'm very proud of her condition and how she loves us and her home. I have many pix of her as a small fluff, but here is a pic of her now. She has the audacity to take my stitching chair whenever possible, and when not there, she takes over my computer desk chair. Meet Annie, named for the story of Little Orphan Annie, and she has won our hearts. Where there are 3 loved kitties, there is always room in one's heart for a 4th.

Couldn't not share my bargains from Walmart's sewing dep't., fabrics for finishing smaller projects, pillows, etc. I just added these to my plastic tubs of fabrics, but then I found some great fabric cuts at my LNS for $1 each, all evenweaves and linens. These are packaged to the left of my Walmart fabrics. The blue/green fabric that's more centered is for a specific pattern that I have to remember, LOL! When I find the pattern, I'll show them together.

Tomorrow is my LNS' Super Bowl Sale, and my best friend and I are going together. I plan to do some damage, but whatever for, I'm not sure. Does it matter?

I'm Back After A Year

I just had to take a time out with all the problems I was having, emotionally and physically. My stitching was suffering, and I could barely see because of fastly growing cataracts, rearing their ugly heads at an early age, mostly because of my prednisone usage. The posts you see prior to this one are a year old. That's when I gave it up.

I just had my 2nd cataract removed January 29th, so it's time, now that I'm seeing much better already, to get back into stitching and blogging. It had become a chore to do anything, and I couldn't even drive safely.

I'm going to be spending my spare time in the next few days getting pictures taken to make my posts here more interesting. It's really going to nice to be able to catch up with all my friends have been doing. I see that Blogger has many new optional new features that I will be playing with, and I'm sure there will be things from my older blogging days that I'll be deleting. It's like starting all over.

During this year, I never quit buying stash, which, at my age, is a crime. I'm a stash slut, but I no longer care. I'll be adding my accumulated stash to these posts. That, however, has come to a grinding halt with the economy as it is. Our income depends on the stock market, and we've had to cut back quite a bit. I'll just have to be satisfied with what I've collected, and no, I won't even be pimped out for stash. That took a lot of thought to be so strong, but at my age, it's not exactly hard to say no.

Have a stitchy weekend to those of you I love, while I do some stitching, some taking pix. and studying the new features here on Blogger.