May has been a rough month for us. Fluffy kitty was ill and then too ill. Saying goodbye was difficult and adjusting to days without her has been…not fun. I’m grateful for the almost 14 years we had with this sweet girl. She kept me company as I created art or typed these blog entries, …

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Pet Portraits

I spent some time doodle stitching and later coloring some tiny pet portraits. Each one measure 3.5” x 4.5”. This is Fluffy. She insisted I take a break while she sat on my chest and purred. She was not happy that I stopped petting her to take her picture.


The kittens have been with us a year – they are still kittens to us, but they are sort of huge now. They like the window in my studio – it’s close to the ducks that sometimes visit the backyard. Fluffy doesn’t mind sharing a lap with the kittens. Eventually though the kittens will squirm …

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Bees & Cats

Before I pack my studio, I’m trying to catch up on bee blocks. It’s fun to work on discrete blocks that will be used by other quilter. And occasionally, I glimpse one of the new kittens cuddling with Fluffy.