May 13, 2013

Little by little

Greetings.  My week is starting out with more confusion than menobrains can handle.  But first, here it my slow progress on Eliza the Colorful.  There are four colors in the border I'm working on now and one final row of rice stitch before moving on to the eyelet alphabet.

My nephew will be here shortly with his tractor so we can cut our grass this evening.  No decision on a new one - I'm glad to see a man in his 60's is just as incapable as this woman in her 60's when it comes to choices.
I got a call this weekend that my guy can give me a day to start our project which means this will be hit and miss.  This of course, is my fault.  Same old problem with deciding on the kitchen, where the ceiling light should be, do I want a header over the doorway, beams....??????  And so it starts.
 
 
 
My husband found this very large funnel in a pile of junk at work and thought I would like to line it with landscape fabric, fill with dirt, and use as a planter.  I said no, I'll turn it upside down.  This size is very hard to find so I would like to make it into a hanging light.  It needs more rust though.
 
And will you look at these paws?  They want to come in the house for a snooze and then I can't get them to leave.  All my family member's cats are clean!  These little pigs play hard.  The back of their white legs have never been clean and their fur is filled with outdoor particles.  The new cat has brown stripes and I got within five feet of her today.  The others still circle with threats, but no fights recently unless she comes closer to the house.  Wonder how many kittens I'll be dealing with.
Here's my brother's little girl after her spaying.  She's gained weight and the vet said she is very healthy.  A recent article in our local paper was focused on the huge number of strays and kittens our valley has.  Terrible.  They try to trap and spay, then release.  I don't agree.  They are starving and homeless with no protection.  Euthanizing them would be more humane to me, but they claim it is more expensive than spaying. ?????? 
I hope she finds a home.
The tractor just arrived and my guy is ready for his break so I'll close for now.  There's nothing like the smell of burnt wood from a dull drill bit mixed with a little drywall dust.
Have a great start to your week!
Thanks for visiting.
 
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14 comments:

Vera said...

Your colorful Eliza is looking wonderful -- love it! Wish I lived closer so I could take a kitty or two. Neat funnel!

Margaret said...

Love your Eliza! So pretty! Love that funnel too. So sad about the kitties in your area. Such a dilemma. Good luck with your guy and the tractoring.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Great idea for using the funnel as a light fixture. Such a dilemma with the tractor choices

Vickie said...

Marly, Marly, Marly. I thought YOU were going to use the push mower and get it done?! ;)
Did I tell you the kittens died at my mom's? They trapped another girl and humane society took her away. The worker told my mom there was hope for her since she could pet her through the cage. This was news to us. They told us all cats taken are euthanized.

cucki said...

Aww Eliza is looking so pretty...
I love that funnel too :)
Good luck dear with the tractoring...
Big hugs x

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Your sampler is lovely!
Awww...about the paws on your floor....and the other kitty. That is so sad about all the stray cats, being a cat lover myself, it breaks my heart.

Maggee said...

Whatcha doing in the kitchen? I know how nerve-wracking it is to make so many decisions when remodeling! That's why I don't like shopping or going to restaurants... overwhelmed when we remodeled TWICE in the past twenty years! My husband does it all, so... we don't always have a deadline. Not always a good thing.
Hugs!

Barb said...

I love the colors in that sampler and good luck with the kitchen. I hate making all those decisions too!

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

The sampler is lovely ... great job, also very colorful.
I do not know what it is but just look as those little paws, mud 'n all ... so cute to me.
I majored in Architectural Engineering and worked as a building designer. Once I knew what I wanted there were no more hesitations. I am well over the hill to be making those decisions now. So Have fun and do what makes you happy ... You won't be sorry.
Oh yes, your funnel idea is brilliant!


As always, Peace & Blessings,
Barb

P.J. said...

Love the colors in Eliza; I am betting you will be toning them down with a staining. But I do like the cheery-ness. Oh if only I lived closed I would adopt your brothers little girl. She will find a good home. Good luck with this next reno.

Carol said...

I love all the specialty stitches I'm seeing in Eliza, Marly!

Good luck with the kitchen decisions--it is all so difficult and I seem to become more indecisive as I age :(

Sure hope that sweet kitty finds a home (I keep working on my sons!!).

Rugs and Pugs said...

I guess it's crunch time for decision making. Probably why I've lived here for 13 years and still nothing done in the kitchen.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Chris said...

That is a huge funnel.
So sad about all the strays. I hope that the cats gets adopted soon. Eliza is colorful.
I am headed to the Penn Dry Goods market this weekend, are you going?

Jan said...

Eliza is very pretty

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