Sunday, June 21, 2009

The things you gotta do for Fathers Day!

Fathers Day, come and gone now, Jerry is fast asleep after a busy weekend of being Fathered.
Saturday he was up at the crack of dawn to go golfing. Oh how he loves his golf and I am more than happy to let him go do that with his buddies while Cleo and I get our beauty rest. Saturday afternoon we were looking forward to the Royals/Cardinals game. And wouldn't you know it decided to rain. Bummer, we had nice seats, I was looking forward to a ball park hot dog and a close up view of guys warming up to play. So we moved on to plan B.

Plan B was definitely a let down, but something to do never the less. We went to the movies, Jerry's pick, being Fathers Day weekend and all, was you guessed it ......Star Trek!
Sheesh! I have the admit the young Star Trek crew was kinda cute and fun, but I fell asleep 1/2 way through it LOL! Jerry loved it of course, its a guy thing don't you think?
Today he was up at the crack of dawn again and once more Cleo and I rested up while he went to hit a few buckets of balls. Then Cleo and I got crackin' in the kitchen whipping up a storm of delightful foods to please our man. Grandmas cold German potato salad (a secret family recipe) and boy o boy is it awesome, Lazy Daisy cake, crab legs for Jer and Cleo, a steak for Barbie Jo. Phew, we were stuffed!
This past week was one where it rained and rained and rained some more. We are more than saturated and the grass is growing faster than the goats can keep up with. LOL, what goats my son says, is this a hint I need to mow again? I am staying dry working on 2 projects, my stitchery and some sewing. I switch back and forth between the two depending on what floats my boat that day. And then what arrives in my mail box to distract me even more but this amazing fabric- "Dance With Me", don't you just love that name, by designer Jennifer Paganelli. So many color ways to choose from, it was hard to choose just these few. I am sure you will be seeing lots of this in new pattern designs.

Well gosh, this Fathering stuff has worn be out! My son just popped his head in and said Mom U look tired, and right he is. So it's off to bed I am. Isn't this the 1st week of summer? Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Hugs and Hisses

Hi, Cleo here! Well I'll tell you.... it's been 3 weeks since my Mother Barbie Jo posted and I told her to dig her head out of the sand and get after it. She gave me that look, you know that look. So I just said what the heck, I'll just surprise her and do it myself, I am CEO of this company after all. And you know it's not that hard but these pictures did take quite awhile to size and download. Here I am all set up at my Mac, I love typing!

Actually I think my Moms mind has been in the vacation mode lately, but physically her body is not going anywhere LOL! To tell you the truth she has been spending lots of time on Face Book, so if you want to join her friends list hop on over and do so! We are hard at work on a new pattern, a red work pattern. There are 9 blocks of stitchery and that is pretty time consuming!
I found this wonderful Christmas fabric for the borders and sashings.

I also help with the stitching and am also in charge of the floss basket, I just don't know what she would do with out me!

This is the backing fabric we chose. It reminds me of an antique postcard I once saw which had cats swinging on Christmas bells, I think that would be fun to try.

Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me.... did you know this is my birth month? I am 10 years old now! Wow, these cat years are just flying by. I was hoping my Mom would buy me a new bowl for my food. I mean just look at this bowl I have now, it's so small I can barely fit my head in it. I know it's an antique, but it has Scottie dogs on it, sheesh. I would rather have a cute little bird design or some happy cats, and really, just BIGGER! I'm not a baby anymore.

I get the hint, I think they are trying to trick me. They think I need to diet. 5 years ago when we moved here I walked this shelf that surrounds part of the kitchen. My mother just about had a heart attack when she 1st saw me try it. She thought I would end up on top of the ceiling fan. LOL. Well, I thought it was great fun, something new to do. Today I probably can't fit on that shelf for sure! But really, it just doesn't interest me any more. I just want a bigger food bowl!

Hugs and hisses,