Saturday, December 31, 2011

Last Day of the Year

Bhu is ending 2011 A.D. in much the same way he started it: sleeping in a sunny spot. "Vitamin D is good fur U!" How true, and I was lucky enough to get some of it myself. First, I did laundry and hung it up outside because it is in the 60's today. Then I put out more bird seed and found a new place for the suet feeders. We went to the library, to the natural food store for coffee, and to the Goodwill and bought two new dishes for your Fancy Feast, Bhu. Then, I worked on this project -- the last of the year!
I love using the tiny little scraps that are leftover from the quilt projects so I decided to make a cover for my little sketch book. I love the 30's fabrics; they are so colorful and cheerful, much like the "modern" fabrics.
Some of the quilting/sewing bloggers are posting "restrospectives" featuring the projects completed during the year. Probably, if I had "planned," I would have tagged all the posts with quilts and sewing projects. But I didn't. Maybe I'll do that from now on. Or maybe I'll just wait until next year. xxoo Patty

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Kissmess to All!

xxoo Patty, Bhu & Sabryin

Sunday, December 18, 2011


Sabryin had begun complaining that Sofie didn't want to sit in his lap much, so I decided to get him another kitteh for his birthday. On December 18 we went to pick him up from the breeder. In the back seat of the car, he had his own little quilt to keep him warm and he kept chortling -- it was his first ride ever! He sounded more like a dolphin than a kitteh. Inside the house, he was right at home, running hither and thither -- a little Tasmanian Devil with wild red eyes! But that first night in his new home, it was clear he preferred his mom over his poppy. "You fed me." I guess it's a simple as that.

We love the boy! xxoo Patty & Sabryin

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Cheesecake Sunday

"Effury once in a while, I will give you a pose that is photo-worthy. You have to be purrepared fur it and even if it IS July U needs to take the shot when I gives it to U or it will be lost FURREVER! Don't worry! U can use it in Decembrrrr when it is kissmess time." [or at least that's what I imagined he was saying to me at the time]

I have made a cheesecake. Three pounds of ricotta, six eggs, cream, vanilla, four teaspoons of orange blossom water and two cups of sugar. It's supposed to bake in a 350 degree oven for one hour; it's been two and the middle is still jigglin'! OY! So, I took it out and now it has shrunk about an inch. Nevertheless, it looks golden and smells divine. You wonder why I have not included a photo of this event and the reason is because the 'puter that has Photoshop on it is in use by Sabryin (but mostly because I am lazy).

Things have been busy around the homestead here (not because of xmas). We're very sad about the turn of events in Ginger Jasper's life and wish his mom & dad well through the journey. Bhu's Gotcha Day is coming up (the 17th) and it has been a delightful fourteen years!! We luv ya, Bhu! Bhu?


Monday, December 5, 2011

In Bonaire . . .

they have donkeys instead of squirrels. xxoo Patty

(photo by my SIL)