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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Saturday Art

This row of canvas art advertising the N. C. Museum of Art
has adorned the side of Belk Department Store at Crabtree Valley Mall for
as long as I can remember. There are 5 pieces
4 shown here.

I cropped and framed two of my favorite

The Thinker(s)
I got a chuckle when I saw/heard the Canada Geese
honking above The Thinker.  Every bird is an art critic
Auguste Rodin, The Thinker, modeled 1880 and reduced 1903
Gift to the N. C. Museum of Art by Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation

This beautiful canvas was not visible in the first photo

Canaletto, Capriccio: The Rialto Bridge and Church of S. Giorgio Maggiore
circa 1750
Purchased for the N. C. Museum of Art from State of N.C. Funds

Friday, March 22, 2019

Nature and Feline Friday

Hosted by my Niece Rosy, and her 2 brudders Arty and Jakey HERE

The daffies are almost in full bloom around
my garden flag...Today Angel Madi is hanging out there!!

Hosted by Comedy Plus

My nephew Kat recently emailed me that his Mom was hearing hummers

Dear Aunty HiC and Uncle B,
Dad didn’t hear a hummer either. I think Mom has hummers on her mind, and is wishful thinking.
I stay busy with squizzer patrol around here. I hate those nasty varmints. 
❤️ Kat Your Feline Nephew  

Attached was this photo

 I replied

Dearest Nephew Kat
We agree 200% the tree rats are rude and crude!  And I declare I think they laugh at us too.
Lovingly Aunty HiC and Uncle B

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Thoroughly Poetic Pictorial Thursday

Today we join Two  SPOILED CATS 
Angel Sammy and Teddy for their poetic pictorial poem.

Here is today's pictorial inspiration

If on a houseboat I did live,
I would take a dive each day at five.
I'd surf the channels, (not on the TVee).
I would learn how to paddle a board,
while standing tall.
Each day the waterways
 would be my highway.
No more would I say...
oh me, oh my what a day.
No more snarls or brawls  along my way
just clear sailing all the day.
If on a houseboat I did live,
I would surely thrive

Hugs Cecilia

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

BOL,MOL, and WOW Wednesday

Dear Aunty HiC
I took a nap with Dakota this morning. She loves me.
❤️Kat Your Feline Nephew

Our red bud is starting to bloom they don't last long enough up the heart shaped leaves which will be with us til fall.

Dear Wordpress friends:

On the Word press front. I'm having to go in the 'back door' of your blogs to comment.  When I comment now you'll see an orange sq. with a C in it. Sometimes I can comment that way other times I cannot.
Any way you cannot get to my blog by clicking on my name.
It will take you to a Google + page. 
Hugs and many apologies for any inconvenience this might cause you.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Tuesday Shirt Tale Part II

Happy Tuesday Tale day
If you missed part one, click here

When we last spoke about this, my plan was to visit Super Walmart.
On Wednesday March 12, a former co worker and I made plans to meet at Panera's in Brier Creek Shopping for lunch.  I love it when a plan comes together too.

Super Walmart is just a hop, skip and a jump across a very large parking lot.   
A fine time was had by moi at Super Walmart
Obviously I don't get out much.  I do go to the Walmart near me on a regular basis; however, a
Super Walmart is like an amusement park. Honestly, they need to issue maps when you enter the store.  There was so much to see and so little time.  I will be going back
I found lots of good deals on fabric and Peet's Major Dickason's Coffee.  We have an serious addiction to it.  It is 7.38 a bag at Walmart...11.99 at the grocery store.

First thing I always do is wash my fabric before I start to sew... Done

Then I rolled my craft table into the office
I really love this table saves wear and tear on my back.  I have it for YEARS.
Pic 1: The table waist high, folds up for easy storage.
Pic 2: lift up one leaf for smaller crafts or
Pic 3: lift up both leafs for larger work space.

Back to my shirt tale
I found 2 bolts of fabric for $3.97 a yard I needed 1 1/8 yard= 4.85 
Total fabric $9.70. 
No one will be surprised to see that I bought red fabric.
Here a picture of the blouse I'm making.

The sleeves will be red with small polka dots

The body of the blouse will be red with a small print.
Blouse has been cut out.

I'm having to do a bit of a refresher course on my sewing machine.  Straight Stitches
are good but need to be able to do a few extra stitches for gathering and such.
Pressure food and needle plate had to be changed....Ahhhhha moment
YEP when all else fails READ THE INSTRUCTION book.

and I had to select the correct stitch #6, (there are 23) before I could do any gathering
I'm up to speed now

It is a simple pattern.  Barring no unforeseen events
I hope to show you the completed blouse on my next Tuesday Shirt Tale or at least
report progress on the retraining.


I think I have FIXED the email notification issue with wordpress.
Many years ago (9 to be exact) when I was setting up my blog, I was not sure what wordpress was.
I created an account which I thought had been deleted....BUT apparently it was not
I think it has been permanently deleted this time!!

Monday, March 18, 2019

Sparks and Awww Monday

are all about spreading cheer and positive vibes via quotes.

This Sparks paints a cozy visual....

Today I am pawticipating in
Click here to see more adorable Awww

No Orange cat was crushed in the making of the top photo
FYI:  Mia tops the scale at 8 lbs...Frisco is is about 16 lbs
Frisco thinks Mia's Tortie Tush is softer than cotton


Dear friends on wordpress
If you had a link on your blogs for readers to subscribe to auto notice with there is a new post,
it is no longer notifying me.  My senior back memory is in the process of trying to remember 
to check in daily.  

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Happy St. Patrick's Day

I love me some Reba wisdom!!!