Tuesday, 25 October 2016


Each night we prepare a plate of food for the foxes made up of tinned dog food and dog roll.  The local and stray cats have found this little cache of food and so it is now shared.  What I am coming to is that the dog rolls come in small boxes and the cats love them, not too big, and not too small they fit into them nicely.
All exept Princess who really should stick to the shopping bag. lol

She was the thinnest of all the kittens but has turned out to be the fattest, nevertheless she loves to squeeze into the boxes on the table because it means she isn't missing anything that is going on in the garden.
The only problem comes when she wants to have a clean up, there's not much room for manoeuvre thus using the window as a support.

And as dusk starts to fall she is still lounging in the box but this time to adjust the comfort levels she has a leg out.
I might add that the radiator is below this table and so this spot is very popular in the winter.

Saturday, 22 October 2016


Looking through some old photographs I came across these piccy's of the first patchwork quilt that I made back in the eighties.

This quilt was made entirely from cotton that was bought at jumble sales.  I stripped the items of clothing of the zips, buttons etc and cut the fabric into useable sizes,  sewn with all different colour cottons that I had at the time I still have this quilt, a bit faded and tatty but used for picnics etc. 

And here are Kipper and Paddy, brothers we had from kittens, huge cats but oh so loveable.
This photo is from 1987 so I guess they are still only young cats here.
I loved these two cats to bits and still get choked up when I look at the pictures.

Thursday, 20 October 2016


Rupert has Tom on a string as they all have but the newest demand is to drink from the bowl, not on the floor but in the basin in the bathroom.

He sits on the linen basket with a mournful face until one of us passes by and notices him.


Notice the long whiskers bobbing up and down.
Turn the sound up to hear the slurping. 

Tuesday, 18 October 2016


Trolling through a few old posts yesterday I realised that I had not posted the last Scrumble wall hanging finally finished.   This is the 'Pink Champagne' scrumble.

Here it is with the gold bunches of grapes and tendrils attached.

The mother and child one that I started a while back has never really got off the ground, it was just not calling me and so it has been abandoned and a new one is in the offing,  more of that later.
I did post this on my other blog and you can see more of the making of it on www.scrumble-art.blogspot.com or click on the link in the side bar.

Sunday, 16 October 2016


When I come in with the shopping Princess cannot wait for me to take the shopping out so that she can climb in.

 And you don't mess with Princess.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Wednesday, 21 September 2016