Sunday, March 24, 2013


Well, yesterday was a long day!!  It didn't start to get really exciting until about midnight. This was my first experience at birthin' babies and was it ever exciting.  It was also Twitch's first time having babies so we wanted to keep a close watch to make sure everything went did and the first of five made it's appearance around 2 a.m., the last around 6.
I just had to share pics of mama and babies...unfortunately one of the little critters is on the bottom row and can't be seen.

I love how Twitch has them all snuggled up.
Notice the red and white in the pic...that's part of our supply of rags to be use for staining.  We prepared a nice pet bed, a nook in an old crate and a cardboard box for her to choose from when the "time" came.  Instead, she decided to climb into a plastic milk crate filled with old ragsIt's a close fit...cozy and comfy.
I hope you all enjoyed the pics and much as I enjoyed sharing them.  

Thanks so much for stopping by.
I always love to read your comments!


Saturday, March 23, 2013

We are having babies!!!

Yep, one of our babies is having!!!   Poor Twitch has been miserable for a couple of weeks now and for the past couple of days getting comfortable has been impossible.

Until today, she has loved having her tummy rubbed and wanted to cuddle.  Today, she just wants to be left alone.  This is her first litter so we are keeping a close eye on her.  I will share pics as soon as I can.

Friday, March 15, 2013

They grow up so fast!!

It was about this time last year when my hubby called me from the video store wanting to know if I wanted to "adopt" 6 kittens that had lost their mama.  All he had to say was that if we didn't take them they were going to be killed!!!  Little did we know how they would change our lives!!
Meet, from left to right...Bo, Bitsy, Itsy & Twitch 
We lost 2 of the sweet babies to pneumonia the second week we had them. It still breaks my heart.  These four thrived...feeding them was hilarious!
Itsy, Bo, Twitch:

Bitsy wanted to explore after his meal, Bo always wanted more!!
I was never an "animal in the house" person so we had planned to find homes for the babies.  Very quickly after officially looking for new parents, someone called wanting Bitsy.  I couldn't bear going to meet with them and give them one of our babies. But, tough Mike picked Bo up and headed to town.  The lady that called told up she was getting the kitty for her husband who was handicapped and would love the company.  Even so, while waiting for them to get to the meeting place, Mike decided he couldn't part with Bitsy and started to head home...but, the new Mama and Daddy pulled in.  It seems they were running late because they had been to PetCo to get a bed, toys, food and more for the baby...they were so excited !  So, Mike came home without Bitsy and we knew there was no way we could part with the others!
This is getting to be a long story so I will wait to another time to tell the rest of the story.
Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, March 11, 2013

So thankful and blessed

Daddy is doing really good and I am now home for the most part...he ran me off! :)  Thank you to everyone for the prayers and good thoughts.  Daddy is one-of-a kind and I can't imagine life without him.  I know that day will come so I cherish each moment we can with share with him. 

I have written some about growing up in the 50's, life on a in general.  I am doing this for  our kids and grandkids and my oldest son has named them "Moccasin Holler Memoirs".  I would like to share what I have written about Daddy...this is a work in progress.

A. A. (that's Double A ), our daddy

     Daddy… always workin’.  He was either plowin’, diskin’, plantin’, choppin’, pickin’ or combinin’ crops.  If he wasn’t workin’ in the fields, he was takin’ care of the livestock.   Even with all that, he always found time for us kids.  We grew up and he retired from farmin’ but he hasn’t retired from workin’.  He says everyone he knows that retired and quit workin’ is dead and he doesn’t intend to let that happen to him.

     Daddy… clownin’ around.  I can still see him wearing my bright yellow swimming cap with the big flower over the ear while driving up and down the main street of our small town…yep, I was in the car.  It would not have been so bad if he hadn’t rolled the window down, stuck his head out and hollered at all passer-bys!!  There are so many memories that end in laughter… I don’t know what Daddy likes best…to make someone laugh or to scare the daylights out of them.   He has done more than his share of both and he is really good at it.

     Daddy…the disciplinarian.  He believed in not sparin’ the rod or in his case, the belt.   But, he didn’t use it a whole lot.  I’ll admit I did get into trouble a “few” times.  One time it was for cussin’!!  I don’t remember what Daddy said to me, but my reply was “Good Grief”.  I remember the exact spot I was standing, the look on Daddy’s face and most of all the tone of his voice when he looked me straight in the eye and said, “We don’t cuss in this house.”  I didn’t say a word…I was just thankful that he didn’t have his belt handy and that it was too dark to send me out for a switch.

     Daddy…the singer.  Yep, I said singer!  We loved to hear him sing while we traveled down the road.  I’ll never forget his favorite song.  It went like this…marezie dotes and dozie dotes and little lamzie divie, eye dee divie, too, wouldn’t you?  You can imagine my amazement when some years later I learned he was really singing…Mare’s eat oats and doe’s eat oats and little lambs eat ivy, I’d eat ivy, too, wouldn’t you?  I think I still like it the way I thought Daddy was singin’ it.

    Daddy…the teacher.  Most of Daddy’s teaching was by example.  When in doubt we can ask, “What would Daddy do” and know that we would be doing the right thing if we followed the answer.  Daddy did have “special” ways of explaining some things.  When I asked where the cows got their calves, I was told they found them under a clump of grass.  I couldn’t tell you the number of hours I spent in the pasture turning up the ground!!

Daddy…our daddy.  Oh, how we love him.

Hope you enjoyed getting to know my Daddy just a little bit.  Now that things are beginning to simmer down around here, I will be back more often.  I promised (almost a year ago) to share pics of our "babies") and will be doing that next.  I will also be sharing a tutorial on making the cone I showed you awhile back.  Please, stay tuned!! 


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The faster I go, the behinder I get!!!

It has really been almost two months since my last post.  I had grand plans for my blog but you know the old quote, "the best laid plans...".  That certainly held true for me...I'm not even going to try to go into all that has happened.  The latest has been the scariest.  On Sunday, March 3rd, my Daddy had a stroke.  He scared the daylights out of us...but, he is a tough, old bird and is doing pretty good.  Not your typical 87 year old, he works at his scrap metal business, hauling and cutting up scrap metal.  He is probably healthier than me...I know he is in better shape!!  So, it is going to be a battle trying to keep him at bay until he is stronger.  We are all praying that he will be able to do the things he wants to do once again.

I have been able to get some painting done and actually got a couple of things listed in my Esty shop tonight. These are Terrye French designs...I do love her designs!! 

I also painted my newest design on a vintage Homer Laughlin serving piece.  I am planning to make this design into my first e-pattern.  What do you think?

I will be staying with Daddy while he recuperates at home and will check back in whenever possible.  It has been great talking to you.