Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Down The Bunny Trail

Hippity Hoppity.. the Easter bunny is on his way! And pretty soon my Oklahoma daughter and her family will be here for the weekend. Which means Grandsons.... and lots of fun! 
I am making my grocery lists and we are planning some fun things for the boys to do. No time to be messing around on here, so I will leave you with a simple little slide show of Easter goodness from my home to yours. 


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Monday, April 7, 2014

A little Sister time


Today my sister is on her way home to New York and I am trying to get back into some sort of routine once more. We had 9 days together which flew by incredibly fast we had so much fun! 
Lots of laughter, brunches, shopping, dining out Kansas City style.. with some sewing in between.
I bought fabric kits and patterns by Sweetwater pattern company so we could make their cute little Easter bunny runner. Last time Darlene visited we made crazy wool pin cushions, this visit with Easter a few weeks away I thought this would be a cute little keepsake for her to take home. We had lots of fun making them!



My sister also loves to knit, she made these darling little bear ornaments for my Christmas tree.


On Friday we took a day trip to Jamesport Missouri, a small town in the heart of Amish country which has quite a few Amish specialty businesses, stores and a restaurant. We enjoyed a yummy lunch first to fuel ourselves for a little shopping! 



As you can see by our loot we did a little damage. The bake store had such delicious bread, cookies and cinnamon rolls. We bought lots of goodies at the bulk food store, candy, noodles, assorted mixes and I found some unique cookie cutters I did not have. I also purchased a HUGE candle, Honeysuckle scented. Our last stop was a cute little quilt shop, all in all a very fun little day.


And now for a Daisy update, I know you have been waiting... right? Here she is.. just look at those blue eyes! I could just hug her!! She is of course still at the breeders: House of Steward ragdolls until the 1st of June. Darlene and I did a little kitty shopping one afternoon, we bought toys and a carrier! I am trying to be patient, meantime I am able to keep up with her antics (I hear she is one very busy and adventuresome little girl lol) via videos and pictures on the breeders Facebook page. 
The weather here is up and down, but each day the temperatures are a little milder... Spring is definitely on it's way!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Top of the morning to you!

Happy St Patricks Day! Are you wearing your green today? To tell you the truth I can not claim any Irish ancestry, however I do go all out each year making part Irish Hubby his corned beef dinner. This picture is from last years dinner. Todays is currently boiling away in the pot! 
And while dinner is boiling away I am running to a long overdue hair appointment. By the time I get home I should be a pretty lass ready to serve my dinner, and maybe I'll wear my "Kiss Me I'm Irish " button, everyone likes to be a little Irish on Saint Patricks Day right? 


On my cutting table this week.... a lovely stack of fabric I will be using in my next project. Not yet sure, but I may add some wools to this and I can't wait to get started to see where this leads me! 


Until then.......
May the Leprechauns be near you,
to spread luck along your way.
And may all the Irish angels,
smile upon you this Saint Patricks Day!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Little Miss Purple

March is flying by! As you may know from my last post my friend Kathy was here last week all the way from Buffalo NY. She arrived on a blizzardy minus 2 degree day and we were so anxious she would not get here! But arrive she did, suitcase loaded down with some of our favorite Buffalo foods... Andersons beef on wecks, Sahlens hot dogs, a half baked Bocce pizza and Sponge candy. I'll tell you, she spoils us greatly! We had a fun filled visit. Our sewing project was quilting the top I made for my new kitten to be. Here it is all bound and washed, I hope she likes it LOL! 


Kathy and I both love tea. One morning we made scones, which were enjoyed with clotted cream
and French strawberry preserves, they were so yummy!



We did a little shopping and no trip is complete with out a stop at Andre's for pastries and chocolate! 
We had BBQ at Oklahoma Joes, no visit to Kansas City is complete without our famous ribs, pulled pork or brisket. We also dined at a French restaurant in the market section of Kansas City called Le Fou Frog. Dinner was different and extremely delicious, thanks to our Son for the excellent 5 star recommendation!


We went to the movies and saw Monument Men, and so as you can see, the week flew by all too fast. Thank you Kathy for a friendship that spans many years and miles, your visit was just what the Dr ordered!
Today was a much anticipated and long awaited day for me. Meet Daisy! This is a video clip of the kitten I am adopting from www.houseofstewardragdolls. She is a blue lynx rag doll kitten. You can view all 7 kittens and enjoy watching them grow by visting her web site. This was a difficult choice, they are all so cute but little miss purple collar has tugged at my heart strings from day one. All rag doll kittens are born white. At several weeks of age they begin to blossom like flowers with colors and markings coming in fully by the age of 2. The kittens are now 4 weeks old. Daisy will be ready to leave her mommy the 1st week of June. Such a long wait for me.... but I have shopping to do for her until then!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Cozy kittens

I've been spending too much time watching Sassys kittens over at www.houseofstewardragdolls.com. They are growing right before my eyes and it is amazing having the opportunity to watch them either through video on their Facebook page or live stream on Ustream tv channel. Just look at those sweet faces, how will I ever be able to adopt just one! 


I do have my heart pretty much set on a girl again though. I therefore have a stack of 
girlie fabric just waiting to turn into some very cozy kitten bedding. 
This is probably going to be one spoiled little kitten lol!



And maybe next week my girlfriend and I will spend some time in my sewing room. Winter is not done with us yet here in the Midwest, sewing should be a good way to stay warm and cozy. My girlfriend Kathy is flying in all the way from Buffalo New York, so she is used to cold weather and snow. Am I am so looking forward to her visit, nothing like a friend to chase the winter blues away! 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Kittens and chocolate!

On chocolate overload after a sweet Valentine weekend. Hubby and I always celebrate Valentines Day at home, cooking a special dinner. We long ago decided in some ways this was more relaxing than going out. The dining room is all decked out. And you may wonder why there are baby kittens hanging from my chandelier. Well... I have been waiting for a litter of kittens to be born. You can view them here at www.houseofstewardragdolls.com. They were born on the 13th and I am on the waiting list to adopt one. I am beyond excited and I will keep you updated as the process moves along!


Back to Valentines Day, I slaved away in the kitchen all afternoon. Making a yummy dessert and......


our favorite dinner! Who doesn't love steak, green beans, potatoes grand mere and a glass of wine by candle light. It was YUMMY!!



With a side of chocolate. I got Hubby the giant size box this year, he said oh my goodness this is way to much chocolate... ha ha... I'm sure someone will help him out with that. 


And now it is time to move right in to spring! My latest design can be found on my website at www.cleoandme.com. This bunny is cute as can be! Dressed in his overalls he carries a sack of colored eggs and a bouquet of flowers. Colorful "penny eggs" accent the bottom edge. My model was worked all in yummy shades of wool. 


And now it is time to start our Sunday dinner. Hubby likes spaghetti on Sundays so that is what he shall have. I better hop to it! Thanks for stopping by!





Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Share The Love

A look out my kitchen window this morning... an all too familiar one for many of us I'm sure. We had a foot of snow fall yesterday, our 1st big one this year. The sun is shining today although the temperature is only warming up to 12 degrees and dropping to -5 tonight. My furnace is roaring I'll tell you! 


Valentines Day is fast approaching, next weekend! Such a fun little holiday to chase away the winter doldrums. I don''t decorate much for Valentines Day, but I do love to celebrate by sending cards and treats to those I love. I think it is just as exciting to get a Valentine now as when you were a little kid.
Love makes the world go round right?


This week I finished a little pdf pattern, my 1st in that format. Trying to keep up with technology here. It is available in my Etsy shop now and will make it to my web site soon. Cleo's Treat Mat- fast and fun to whip up fast. My model uses some of that cute Valentine fabric by Deb Strain I showed you several posts ago. This will also be purrfectly cute stitched up in any non seasonable fabric. Awww Cleo... you are forever in my heart. 


Thanks for stopping by, share the love this week! XXX0000