Monday, July 28, 2008

My Scared Black Cat

Just listed this on ebay tonight. I think it turned out pretty good! It was a fun one to make. I might make up a pattern for it if it does well.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Quack Quack

My daughter took these pictures and wanted to share them with everyone.

The hotel where she works had a momma mallard duck decide to make her nest in one of their big flower pots that are right at the entrance to the hotel.

She laid 10 eggs and only 5 of them hatched. The female mallard and her two boy friends would come up to the automatic sliding doors everyday and come into the lobby to get a snack from everyone that worked there. LOL

Momma and babies are gone now. I'm certain they waddled down to the Mississippi River which is close by.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

I'm a Grandma!!

Today at 10:22 a.m. Cora Jade Hogan came into the world. She's my first grandbaby from my oldest daughter, and I couldn't be more happy!! She had a home birth and did wonderfully. I am so proud of her. Mom, baby and Dad are all doing good! Now I can go out and buy lots of pink baby clothes!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

My Helper

Today I was busy most of the day sewing some pumpkins, with a little help from Bonsai. While I was stuffing the pumpkins, Bonsai decided to take a little nap on my sewing machine. Just had to take a pic of him. He's such a sweetheart.

The other day a dove landed on the ledge just outside of the window, which caught Bonsai's eye. It was so funny he was pawing at the window and snorting because he couldn't get it. I couldn't believe that the dove didn't fly away. I'm sure the dove was teasing him.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Smile :)

Ok so I was in the etsy chat forum tonight and there was a thread where people were posting links to their blogs. So I clicked on a few and read them. Came across this one that had a YouTube video that I think is so cool. It will definitely put a smile on your face!
If you want to see it clearer, go to and type in "Where the Hell is Matt?" in the search thingy and click "watch in high quality" right underneath the video.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Black Cat

So I finally think I am getting into the Halloween mode now. Here is a new Halloween item I made a couple of days ago. I just love the way the little pumpkin guys turned out! Kind of cute and scary. LOL I'm selling this right now on eBay. Yes....I said eBay. Thought I would give eBay another chance since Halloween has always been my best season for selling there. I'm working on making up a pattern for this kitty and should have it for sale on Pattern Mart,Ebay,Etsy and my website within the next couple of days.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Cactus Flower

I was so happy today to see my prickly pear cactus blooming.I think this is like the second time it has bloomed. The first time I missed seeing it because it just blooms for one day and then it dies. It's pretty amazing how this cactus makes it through the winter every year. It kind of shrivels up in the winter and comes back to life in the spring. It's starting to take over my garden. I think I may start cutting off pieces and giving them away.