Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Stripped baby

Yes Lisa, I agree with you, those cats know where they are coming. That is very clear. It looks like a plot. Most of them have a home, even next door. But apparently, the grass is friendlier on my side of the wall :-)
Nikkipolani, this cat has something of Cinderella. He is friendly as long as the night stays. When the sun rises, he becomes shy again. Amazing.
Priscilla, Rosemary, Mac, yes, even in her old age, she knows how to look sweet and cute :-)
Kerri, you may say that you are not lucky with roses (though I doubt that), but what a galore of tulips you have. And lilacs, I always regret they don't bloom all summer long.
To all, thank you for the baby sleeping bag. I think it is going to be a favorite gift from now on.

Speaking of which, spring brings its load of babies. I've knitted a little something for another baby boy this weekend. Quick and fun. 

The weather has turn really hot over the weekend, and France is already lacking water.
I've heard some of you have been under storms and tornadoes. I hope you are all safe.

Take care, and have a great week!

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Nothing original here, just my old crabby lady in her now favorite activity.
but I liked the way she has her paws. And also how her white patches match.

Life has been a bit hectic for cats in the recent past.
One of my neighbors has got a second, not cat-friendly dog.
Besides, works have been on for one year now at this house, noisy works.
So cats don't go to this garden anymore.
On the other hand, I try to do organics gardening, and I think the cats too love it. More bugs to jump at, grass to hide, etc...
As a consequence, all the cats come and gather in my garden for a nice chat and some napping/sunning.
My own cats are not thrilled. Osiris has even been in a fight, ending at the vet, with a wound at her throat.

On top of that, a nice feral cat thinks this would be a good forever home.
My old ladies are still a bit hesitant.
Osiris tolerates him, barely (she'd love to be a single cat...).
Depending on the day, Choupette welcomes him and teaches him how to train me, or chases him...
He is still shy with me, at least during daylight.
When it is dark, he is no longer afraid, sleeping at my feet, purring and requesting snuggles...
Anyway, he spends more and more time with us, bringing the energy of the youth with him.
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More baby stuff

I don't know how you call this in English...

I made it to match the baby quilt
(the lining is in the same fabric as the border of the baby quilt).
I'll keep the pattern, since it is so easy to make.

I hope you are all well, and enjoying life. Take care!
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Sunday, May 8, 2011

It is supposed

to be a rose bush, not a climbing one, at least, it is what the label said. It does not seem to care...

neither do I... unless it grows so much it takes all the width of the path.
This happens twice a year. I either trim it, or move the containers across it.

Thank you for your comments on baby items.
As you can imagine, my sister and I are quite thrilled :-) This little boy will be the first of the next generation.
I know she is knitting and embroidering, while I'm sewing and knitting as well.
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Friday, May 6, 2011

baby quilt - top

This has kept me busy these last two afternoons

Now I'll have to piece a back as well :-)

I like making baby stuff by hand, sewing or knitting.
I have the feeling to give him (yes, I'm expecting a grand-nephew) more than an object. Of course I put a lot of love in every stitch, but also, it makes him part of the chain of life. I give him part of my experience, gathered from many women before me, and one day, he'll give that experience to the next generation.
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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Potentially addictive...

I was looking for patterns for babies, and I get there: I Think Sew.
The patterns are lovely, and easy to purchase online. And two days later, here they are:

I still need snaps for the lats two pairs, this why I used a pin on the pictures.
They are great to reduce your stash and to make a last minute gift.
The pattern comes in sizes 1 to 5. I made Size 5, 4 and 1.