Wednesday, November 25, 2015


I bought this tutorial from Pru at  I love this little ornament and it was fun to make.  I have millions of Megatamas.  Some friends of mine sold their bead shop a couple years ago so I bought all the Megatamas they had.  I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them but this helped me figure it out.  Now all I need to do is figure out how to make a bow.

This is the red one I finished.   I want to send everyone in my family one for their trees.

I found a website on face book about the hospitals in Chicago sponsoring a program called
"LITTLE HATS, BIG HEARTS".  Here is the website  They are collecting red hats for babies born in February to celebrate Heart Month.  I'm still knitting more but the two on the left were made with the pattern from the website and I don't like them.  I changed the pattern and I like it better.  I tried knitting with round needles but that didn't work very well.  You have till the 31st of December to get your hats to the lady named on the website.  If you have an idea for a better baby hat pattern, let me know.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 1, 2015


Last December Buster got very sick and we found out he had 21 little stones in his urethra.  He had to have surgery to have them taken out.  Took him about two weeks to recover and a month for some of his hair to grow back.  Last week he was showing signs of the same thing.  For those of you with cats the symptoms of urinary tract problems are: throwing up, not eating, blood in the litter box, spending a lot of time in the litter box and acting very quiet which cats don't do normally.  This started last week and Monday I found blood in the cat litter box so I called the vet and they got him in right away and did surgery Monday afternoon.  He had a small pile of tiny sand like stones that were causing the problem.  He's been on antibiotics for a week.  I have to give them to him with a dropper.  So far there is antibiotics on my windows, the cover of my printer all my tee shirts, the curtains and as much as I could get in Buster.  He's eating better but still isn't 100%.  He's been on special food for a year now and I have a lot of input from friends about different things to do for him.  I don't want him to go through this again because he is my best friend and I don't like to see him suffer.

While walking through Wal-Mart one day I came upon these press board letters.  They were pretty cheap but very well made.  I bought a letter "K" for KIM my new little great niece.  Wasn't sure what I was going to do with it so it sat there.
A friend came over one and wanted me to teach her how to use Pebeo paint.  I had the K sitting there so I started painting on it.  I wish this picture was better because the colors are really pretty.  I painted the back and sides with a burgundy acrylic paint that I added white mica powder to so it would be brighter and that worked great but you do have to add more water to the paint when you do that.  Then I used the Martha Stewart alphabet mold which I really like to make the "KIM".  I glued those on to the dried paint and it worked great.  I used glue that I bought at Hobby Lobby called Extreme Power Medium Thick.  It works great on everything.  The top is crystal beads and a gold tone toggle part.  So now you know, the paint works great on these press board pieces.  Next time I'll paint the back first though or maybe paint the whole thing and then put the Pebeos on it.

If you click on the picture you can see the colors better.

Kim's only 5 months old but I'm sure she will love it.