Friday, December 30, 2011

Blogger's Choice Fat Quarter Bundle

There is a fun contest going on over at  Quokka Quilts --  everyone gets a chance to design your very own Blogger's Choice Fabric Bundle. If you win you will get your choice of 15 fabrics (12 prints and 3 solids) courtesy of Kimberly at the Fat Quarter Shop. WOW!!!  :-)  Go to Quokka Quilts for all the details.
It was not an easy task to choose-- there are so many beautiful fabrics at the Fat Quarter Shop!!  Here are my choices! Aren't they cheerful?!  :-) 

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Friday, March 4, 2011

First Things First

Welcome to my Blog... and bear with me as I learn *how* *to* blog! ;-)  This is definitely a new thing for me, but I think it will be fun. 
You may have read that one of my favorite "jobs" is being "Mom" to my precious pets... Let me introduce you to them. 
First, there is Mandy.  She is a Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie).  She is a very loving, sensitive little girl who stole our hearts the first time we saw her. 

After having Mandy for a few years, we decided that she needed a companion-- and as chance would have it, the people that we had purchased her from has a couple of puppies available.  We chose the most adorable little bundle of fur and name him Kolby.  He is much larger than Mandy, but is so submissive and gentle with her.  He totally adores her, as she does him.  They are best friends!
Then, someone apparently decided that we needed a cat to go along with our two dogs, because one afternoon, a scrawny, starving little kitten appeared at our home.  He was in pretty rough shape and had a bad wound on one of his legs.  We really didn't think we wanted a kitten, but just couldn't turn our backs on him, so we fed him and took care of his leg.   He flourished.. and Mandy and Kolby accepted him as part of the family.  We decided to name him Mr. Fat T. Cat, or Mr. Fat for short... and he definitely lives up to his name! ;-)
And then, this past year, a feral cat brought her new litter of kittens to our barn.  We managed to catch one of the little fur-balls, taming him over time and he is the newest addition to our family.  Kimberly chose to name him "Recon"-- each kitten had been given a military term as a name-- based on their individual personalities.  While I know that I have lots of pictures of Recon on my computer, I can't seem to locate them at this time... I will post his picture later, but take my word for it, he's a beauty! :-)