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Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Decorating For Christmas

I don't know about anyone else, but I'm almost done with my shopping and my Christmas decorating is all done now! 

I think Scott and I have decided to forgo a tree.  My Cotton just doesn't leave anything alone!  I will explain shortly.

Here's a photo of my antique Hoosier cabinet in my kitchen:

The cabinet was our first big purchase a few years after we were married.  We bought it a flea market.  The poor thing was covered with 6 layers of paint in every color you could imagine.

Scott spend 6 months stripping it.  The back was damaged so he had to replace that.  It also had water damage on the legs so he sanded them until he got past the water stains.  This one of my prize possessions! 

My mom made these cute little rag dolls back in the 90's.  She has a set too.  I made a bunch of the little snowmen for a craft show years ago.  The vintage cat figurine is a gift from a neighbor after I lost my little Simba.  He looked just like this little.  I never put it away.

I've had this little 2 foot Christmas tree since I was in High School.  The little picket fence box was made by my dad for my Wedding Shower.  Mom had it filled with pretty pastel flowers.  I eventually put the little tree in it.  The santa at the top is a vintage Avon pin.  I've redecorated this tree several times.  Last year it had a more Victorian look but this year I went with the classic country farmhouse look.

These little towels are vintage.  I found them at an antique mall about 10 years ago.  I thik they're from the 50's.  I only paid a few dollars for them.

This is my little Noah's Ark.  I haven't had it out in years because I was afraid the cats would mess with it. 

I bought this as a kit from Herrschner's back in the 90's.  I actually bought and painted 2 of them.  One for me and one for mom.

As you can see, I painted it in traditional country colors and "oldened" the ark and the animals.  The top of the ark comes off for storage of the little critters.

Here's a closeup.  I have this on my DVD cupboard in my living room.

Back to the cats, I just put this out yesterday.  And then spent an hour this morning crawling around on the floor looking for one of the giraffes.  I guess I'm going to have to put the animals in the ark at night and bring them out again in the mornings.   My cats seem to think my house is a free for all at night!

I also have to cover my little tree on the Hoosier cabinet.  Cotton has been pulling it apart at night.

So that's why we probably won't get a tree this year.  I love these kitties but they drive me nuts!  I don't know how to break them of messing with everything.  I keep a spray bottle out which they know when they see it that I mean business!!!  But it just doesn't deter them when we're sleeping!

If I remember, I'll post photos of a few other things when I have time.





Saturday, November 25, 2017

Snowman Blogspot Blog Background

If you like my blog background, you're welcome to use it on your own blog:

Free Snowman Blogger Blog Background
Just copy and paste this code into your HTML thingy:

<style type="text/css">
body { background-image : url(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4508/26295524039_1b0e00f837_o.jpg); background-position: center; background-repeat: no-repeat;  background-attachment : fixed; }
</style>

<script type="text/javascript">
var div = document.createElement('div');
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div.innerHTML = '<a target="_blank" href=" "></a>';
document.getElementsByTagName('body').item(0).appendChild(div);

This is for Blogger 2 column blogs. 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The 2017 Cross Stitch Christmas Mystery Project Is Complete!

For those of you who are stitching my Christmas Mystery Project, I've just uploaded the 4th and final part.  Find it in the same location as Parts 1, 2 and 3.

Christmas Snowman Cross Stitch Pattern
This design is now available at Etsy - http://www.kittyandme.etsy.com/
(Print Only)

And at Magcloud: -  http://www.magcloud.com/user/kitty-and-me
(Print or Digital)

I hope everyone enjoys my mystery cross stitch projects.  I'll have more in 2018!!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

All Occasion Crazy Quilt Cards

Just a quick note for today.  I've added some All Occasion Crazy Quilt Cards and Journals to my Cafe Press shop:

Pink Cat Card

White Cat Card

Victorian Cat Card
For all the cat lovers out there, these are a must have!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Crazy Quilt Journals And Greeting Cards

I've been thinking for  quite awhile now, about opening a Cafe Press Shop and using some of my crazy quilt pieces on greeting cards and journals.

It's taken me all day to just to figure out the site and how to list products.  Not nearly as easy as Etsy and Ebay but I finally figured it out!  I still have some work to do but I have a good start now!

I started with some of my Christmas projects thinking that someone might want to have some unique Christmas Cards!  I'm going to order some for myself too!

These are blank greeting cards meaning you can add your own message inside.  They can be ordered as single cards or in groups of 10 and groups of 20.  These designs are also available on Journals!

When I have time, I'll add some everyday cards and journals and maybe try some of the other products.

For now, here is the link if you're interested in some really cool Christmas Cards for your stitching friends!  http://www.cafepress.com/kittyandmedesigns

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Never Ending Sampler Panel 3 Band 3

Here is Panel 3 Band 3 of the Never Ending Sampler Stitch-Along:

Never Ending Sampler Stitch Along Panel 3 Band 3
As you can see, this actually a continuation of Band 2 and then Band 3 is beneath that.

Work the continuation of Band 2 with cross stitches and add straight stitches and either french knots or beads.

Band 3 is worked with cross stitch and detached chain aka Lazy Daisy stitches.  Feel free to add a french knot or bead in the center of the flowers.

2017 Christmas Cross Stitch Mystery Stitch-Along Part 3

Part 3 of the 2017 Christmas Cross Stitch Mystery Stitch-Along is available:


2017 Christmas Cross Stitch Mystery Stitch-Along Part 3
If you've joined the mystery, you can find the PDF file in the same location as Parts 1 and 2.  That link is available in the confirmation Etsy message that I sent to you when you placed your order.

If you would like to stitch this mystery project, please order from my Etsy shop.

The 4th and final part of this mystery will be available next week.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

2017 Christmas Cross Stitch Mystery Stitch-Along Part 2

If you're stitching on the 2017 Christmas Cross Stitch Mystery Stitch-Along project, Part 2 is now available.  Find it in the same location as Part 1:


If you would like to join in on the stitch-along, please order it from my Etsy shop.

Never Ending Sampler Panel 3 Band 2

For those of you stitching the Never Ending Sampler, here is Panel 3 Band 2:

Band 2 is worked with straight stitches and cross stitches.  Simple stitches with an elegant, airy look!
Feel free to choose either French Knots or beads for the flower centers.

Monday, November 06, 2017

Thanksgiving Turkey Blogger Blog Background

If you like my Thanksgiving Turkey Blog Background, you can use it on your own Blogger Blogspot blog.

Thanksgiving Turkey Blog Background
Copy and paste the code below into your HTML thingy:

<style type="text/css">
body { background-image : url(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4474/38043717761_76cf9aa2cf_o.jpg); background-position: center; background-repeat: no-repeat;  background-attachment : fixed; }
</style>

<script type="text/javascript">
var div = document.createElement('div');
div.setAttribute('style',"position: absolute; left: 0px; top: 30px; z-index: 50; width: 150px; height: 45px;");
div.innerHTML = '<a target="_blank" href=" "></a>';
document.getElementsByTagName('body').item(0).appendChild(div);
</script>

This is for Blogspot 2 column blogs.
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