Friday, March 28, 2014

My Spring Flowers

I recently saw on DYI Village 50 spring wreath ideas.  Not very many of them celebrated spring flowers, like this arrangement I created:

Some day I might be able to do something creative again.  I don't have much energy left when I get home from work.  I know it has had something to do with Emily waking me up at 4 am in the morning many times recently.  I've begun shutting her out of the bedroom she's been retreating to at night, to mourn I think.  Then she wants attention at 4 am.  This seems to help.  She's stayed in the living room with me and her sister, where she's played and gotten attention.  She seems happier, and quieter, now.

I thought I had something of a digital camera in my $9.95 Tracfone cell phone I recently bought.  However the phone (or is that fone) died before I could figure out how to get the photos off it.  I had a couple cute cat selfies of Molly and my mother's cat Susie.  I think I can get them to pose again.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Best Reason to Knit a Cowl

Kitten hammock.  Photo found on

Vigil for Midnight

The cats held another vigil for Midnight Friday morning.  Emily climbed to the top of the cat tree and surveyed the area.  She looked at me very sad and confused.  She went over to the sofa and laid down in loaf position on the arm.  Molly came and laid down on the plaid throw that Midnight was partial to.  They laid there together being quiet.  This is clearly a demonstration of social ties, emotions and memory in domesticated felines, and it upsets me every time I see them do this.  I so wish I could bring their sister back well and happy to them.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

My Kittens and How They Grew

Someone shared with me a blog post in which there were photos of pets and how they grew.  I thought the photos were neat and decided to do it myself.

Saturday, March 1, 2014


Congratulations, Ravelry!  The 4,000,000th user just created an account.  I've been on Ravelry since 2008 at least.  I remember using Ravelry as an example for something to my boss in applications development.

I do find Ravelry very useful as a Knitter.  First and foremost is the availability of inexpensive or free patterns, since the economy has hit me very hard.  I do enjoy seeing what is being designed overall, though.  When I need yardage for a particular yarn, yarn browsing is very useful.  I've taken good advantage of the groups.   I find the genealogy the most interesting.  Since I can no longer attend a knitting group, it's nice to know that I can find someone on Ravelry to help me with a project if need be.

My favorite statistic from Ravelry is that 4 out of 10 avatars are cats.  I've used my cats as avatars