Around the Neighborhood

Laura and James and Charlie’s neighborhood.

I’ve noticed a tremendous increase in Halloween decorations in Pittsburgh, too.

Guess people are feeling the spirits?

Giant cat caught my eye
A Cheshire Cat on the porch roof
You can really say it glows
To get a better idea of the scale of that feline

My Mother in 1918

My mother is standing in the white dress, back left. Her brother John on the right. Notice the cat pillows.

Must have been a patriotic holiday as I see flags.

She’s holding a cat pillow that’s similar to one I sewed together as a pillow. I never noticed it in the photo album before. In fact, I think a reproduction cat pillow might be at my sisters home. Or it was.

Our Mom, Morgan le Fay and Slipcovers

Throwback Thursday.

This photo has to be taken in the late sixties. My sister’s cat on her lap- Morgan le Fay. I don’t remember our mom being particularly fond of cats. Her parents were avid birders.

I did a transfer of the photo onto watercolor paper in a class I took.

My sister and I were just saying wish we hadn’t discarded those slip covers. Slip covers were popular years ago. The yellow was much brighter in person. And a bold black stripe.

Cats Enjoy the Show -Guest Blog

A couple of cats from Lancaster PA, Jake and Sadie, are enjoying the show on the TV.

Of course the show is Lion King.

My friend’s sister-in-law is the photographer of her attentive cats! I have permission from her to share her photo but she’s happy to do so anonymously. Thank you.

I thought it was a great pic and needed to be shared.

I’ve seen and posted dogs watching television but never a cat. Here’s a recent post of Penny the Goldendoodle in a gallery of TV watching photos.

Through a Porch Door Screen

This is Bob, short for Bobtail, as he does not have a tail. The least feral of feral cats. Steve takes such good care of him. He found a spot of sun and enjoyed the new Kalenchoe centerpiece on my porch table.

Happiest Birthday Ever -2009

Reblogged post from ten years ago -remembering when we could be together (the Elbow Room in Pittsburgh) doesn’t even exist anymore.

“Monday night Steve and I went to dinner at the Elbow Room (Pittsburgh) to celebrate his birthday. I asked him which of his birthdays was his happiest birthday ever. “Last year!” he said. We were out at Mark and Erika’s and the kids helped blow out the candles, eyeballs for the ophthalmologist. Laura had made the cake with the kids’ help decorating it. James made him a shirt with his favorite cat Fred sniffing the flowers. Mark gave him a book about Where They are Buried and Erika found some really nice summer shirts for him. It was a fun party. His best ever! The children really make life fun! Happy Birthday(2009) Steve.”

Happy Birthday Steve.

If You Have a Cat, Crafting With Cat Hair

Did you know there was such a thing? I saw this book for sale at Target.

Crafting With Cat Hair. By Kaori Tsutaya, I’ve been to an art installation with dryer lint sculpture. Not Cat Hair. Yet.

Clearly not for anyone with a cat allergy.

I didn’t open it up to look inside but maybe next time. The price tag just under the book says Dog Shampoo ?

I thought to myself, who would love and use this book?

Here’s what google books says “Got fur balls?Are your favorite sweaters covered with cat hair? Do you love to make quirky and one-of-a-kind crafting projects? If so, then it’s time to throw away your lint roller and curl up with your kitty!Crafting with Cat Hair shows readers how to transform stray clumps of fur into soft and adorable handicrafts. … “

Google Books

Achoo!
Crafting With Cat Hair